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Cape Cod National Seashore Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration with Ribbon-Cutting at Moors Road 

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Date: May 24, 2011
Contact: Molly Williams, Event Ranger, 508-957-0704

Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price has announced the completion of the reconstruction of Moors Road between Bradford Street and Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, MA. Reconstruction started on February 21, 2011 and was completed on April 29, almost a month ahead of schedule. In celebration of Cape Cod National Seashore's 50th anniversary, an official opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on June 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM on Moors Road at the national seashore boundary.

"The road was last paved after the "Blizzard of '78" and was heavily damaged by delivery vehicles over the years. It needed to be fixed before the busy summer season, so we fast-tracked it and got it done in record time," said Superintendent Price. "We worked very closely with town officials, and because it was a total reconstruction, we were able to add bicycle and pedestrian lanes on both sides of the roadway at little additional cost."  The contractor was Classic Site Solutions, the firm that reconstructed the Province Lands Bicycle Trail last year, and the paving was done by Lawrence Lynch Corporation of Falmouth.

Other features of the project are the incorporation of a roadway drainage system, new bicycle racks, and a full-depth reconstruction to support heavy vehicles. The project is one of a series of measures being done in Provincetown by the national seashore to improve public safety, protect natural resources, enhance recreational opportunities, and expand prospects for the use of alternative transportation.   It was identified as a high priority in the recently completed Integrated Bicycle Plan for Cape Cod.

Design and construction assistance was provided by the National Park Service's Denver Service Center and Boston Regional Office. Funding was provided by the Federal Lands Highway Program.

 

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