$500K Reserved For Beach Road Realignment In Environmental Bond Bill

The Town of Mashpee could receive $500,000 within the next four years to realign the roadways leading to its ocean beaches.

On Wednesday, August 13, Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick signed into law a $2.2 billion environmental bond bill, which included the earmark that would be used to create one entrance road that would lead to South Cape Beach Park, Mashpee Town Beach, and Callie’s Beach at the end of Will’s Work Road.

The project proposal was a collaborative effort between Mashpee Selectman Andrew R. Gottlieb and Senator Daniel A. Wolf (D-Harwich), who added it as an amendment to the Senate version of the bill last month. The amendment survived the House and Senate joint conference committee, and was included in the final version of the bill that reached the governor’s desk this week.

“We now qualify and are authorized to receive $500,000 from the proceeds of a bond sale by the state. It’s now up to the town and the Department of Conservation and Recreation to make the case that this project is a priority. Dan Wolf did a great job helping us get this amendment added to the bill,” Mr. Gottlieb said, adding that he feels confident that this project will receive the funding at some point during the four-year duration of this bond bill.

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