Barnstable to Break Ground on 1st Sewer Expansion Project

Well folks, Barnstable is about to take the first step in its 30-year plan to reduce nitrogen emissions from septic systems in our waterways. Following is the town’s press release announcing the Strawberry Hill Road Sewer Expansion Project.

Town of Barnstable Announces Groundbreaking on First Major Sewer Expansion Project
The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works announced that construction of Strawberry Hill Road Sewer Expansion Project will begin in September 2021. The project is the first significant construction project for the Town’s Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP). The new gravity sewer will be installed in portions of Craigville Beach Road, Strawberry Hill Road, Wequaquet Lane and Phinney’s Lane as shown on the locus map included with this update.

Additionally, a new submersible pump station will be installed on a Town easement at the intersection of Strawberry Hill Road and Craigville Beach Road. Please note that within the project area outlined above, and during the same construction timeline, Vineyard Wind, which will be installing a duct bank and associated utility relocations in the same area as part of their offshore wind energy project.

Upon the completion of both projects, Vineyard Wind will resurface disturbed roadways within the project area.The Town’s Contractor for the project, C.C. Construction, based in Dennis, will mobilize after Labor Day. Prior to the start of construction, utility mark outs will occur within the right of way. The edges of the Town owned right of way will also be staked and flagged to delineate the limit of work for the project. In addition, preliminary tree pruning will occur along Craigville Beach Road and Strawberry Hill Road. The tree pruning is necessary to allow for excavation equipment to safely perform the work. The tree pruning work will be coordinated with the Town of Barnstable’s Tree Warden, who is a certified arborist.
Normal work hours will be between 7:00AM and 3:30PM, Monday thru Friday. Traffic impacts are anticipated throughout the project, with road closures and detours being necessary. Police details will be on site to direct traffic as needed. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work. Weekly progress and traffic updates will be posted on the Town website,, and distributed via email and social media. Anyone interested can sign up for weekly email updates on the website.Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas, and follow posted safety and detour signs. More information about the Strawberry Hill Road Project and the Town of Barnstable’s CWMP is available at:

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