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Contact: Kathy Tevyaw, 508-957-0700
Interim Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent Kathy Tevyaw announces that the work to remove broken asphalt from the beach along the Herring Cove north parking lot at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown has been awarded to Henry General Construction, Inc. The area was damaged extensively this past winter, leaving huge sections of asphalt strewn along the beach. The work is anticipated to begin next week and take several weeks to complete.
The damaged parking area has been fenced off and bicyclists are able to walk their bikes past the damaged area to get to the Province Lands Bicycle Trail at the north end of the parking lot. The beach in front of the damaged parking lot will be temporarily closed off while the contractor cleans up the debris. Broken pavement will be removed and the damaged areas stabilized. Part of the contractor’s work will be to screen and remove the chunks of asphalt pavement that have been spread along the beach by winter storms.
Tevyaw said, “We’re fortunate to have received special storm damage funds to hire a contractor to clean up this area. We’re anxious to get the debris from the damaged lot off the beach and provide safe passage for bicyclists to connect to the Province Lands Bike Trail. We continue to plan for future relocation of this parking lot as a long-term solution. Any work we can complete this year is a down payment on the future project.”
The other facility location that suffered severe storm damage this winter was Marconi Beach in Wellfleet. New stairs were completed earlier this summer.
Look for official announcements about the status of both of these projects on the national seashore’s website, www.nps.gov/caco, on the park’s Facebook page, and on Twitter at @CapeCodNPS.