Some may be wondering what is all the construction going on in Dennis Port? What is happening is the “Complete Streets” project being conducted by the State of Massachusetts. Many individuals over many years (starting in 2011) contributed to making this project happen. West Dennis will be getting this same treatment after 2020. A third project from Division Street in Dennis Port to the Herring River in Harwich is also in the design phase.
These are early renderings of what the final product will look like. The brick will be completely replaced in the center and will look as it does today. The parking in the center will also remain as is.
The trees will be replaced, some will be flowering trees. Grates around the tree base will allow water to get to the roots and will help keep the roots from displacing the new brick work.
Decorative lamps will be installed (see picture on right) and will allow for seasonal or special event banners to be placed on them. Much needed new drainage will be installed to help with the flooding in the village. Bicycle lanes will be added. The project starts at Dennis Commons and runs to the lights at Division Street on the Harwich line.
This project will take a break over the summer months of 2019 as to not interfere with tourist traffic. The project will pick up in the fall of 2019 and complete some time in 2020.
Here is the complete 25% design plans for those interested. http://www.town.dennis.ma.us/Pages/DennisMA_Engineering/Route28Plans.pdf
Fast forward to 1:50:00 in this Dennis Board of Selectmen meeting for a presentation on the project: https://vod.town.dennis.ma.us/vod/460-2018BOS0828-High-v1.mp4