Temporary Bridge is Open on Chequessett Neck Road!

Mar 26, 2024

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  • Following a brief pause, the installation of utility poles, conduits, manholes, and safety features were the final steps before Eversource and Verizon transferred power and telecom utilities across the temporary bridge.
  • On March 20th the temporary bridge officially opened to vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic.
  • Please note this temporary bridge is one-lane with a traffic light at each end, triggered to change by vehicles right at the line. Cyclists are encouraged to walk bikes across the bridge, and everyone is asked to please note posted speed limits throughout, use caution, and enjoy the view.
  • The Herring River Restoration Project has received authorization to proceed with the next phase of the CNR Bridge and Water Control Structure work, including in-water aspects. This in-water work, including installation of vertical sheeting and turbidity curtains, needs to be completed prior to Time-of-Year restrictions for the herring run (passage), listed as April 1. Therefore, the Town of Wellfleet Select Board approved work to happen on-site from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, to support this completion and compliance.
  • The Project team continues to appreciate resident support, be available to answer questions, and to celebrate the near-term return of the herring run.