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The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham are closed due to storm damage. Herring Cove North Lot in Provincetown sustained damage resulting in closure of multiple parking spaces. The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a 2012 storm. More »
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Doane Road Neighborhood Meeting
Contact: George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent, 508-771-2144
Superintendent George Price announced the national seashore will host an informational meeting for Doane Road neighbors, Eastham, MA, who will be affected by increased bike and pedestrian traffic resulting from the closure of the bicycle/pedestrian bridge behind Coast Guard Beach. The bridge was destroyed by winter storms. The biggest impact will be seen from the Doane Rock area to Ocean View Drive.
The loss of the bike bridge will result in additional bike riders and pedestrians walking to and from Coast Guard Beach along a very narrow section of Doane Road. National Park Service staff are working to restore the bridge as soon as possible, but alternate plans for public safety have to be in place until the construction is complete. The purpose of this meeting is to review detour plans and potential local traffic impacts during operating hours.
The meeting will be held at the Salt Pond Visitor Center classroom, Thursday, May 27, at 4:30 PM.
Did You Know?
In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.