Date: October 10, 2018
Contact: Brian Carlstrom, Superintendent, 508-957-0701
WELLFLEET, Mass. – Superintendent Brian Carlstrom broadcasts a public groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the development of the Herring Cove North Parking Lot in Provincetown. The occasion will likely be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, October 17 on the south finish of the north parking zone at Herring Cove Seaside.
The Herring Cove North Parking Lot was extensively broken in the course of the 2011-2012 winter season. Storms and erosion yearly have continued to clean away a lot of the north lot and revetment. The north lot must be relocated and changed in a sustainable and well-engineered method that can reestablish a pure shoreline.
Herring Cove Seaside is of particular concern to the residents of Provincetown, park guests, and Nationwide Park Service (NPS) employees. It’s the preferred of the nationwide seashore’s six seashores. Roughly 347,228 visits to this seashore in 2018 are testimant to its attraction for swimmers, walkers, cyclists, and for fishing, watching sunsets, and viewing whales.
The NPS and the Middle for Coastal Research have held a number of public conferences and shows over the previous few years to debate the unstable nature of the seashore and the necessity to undertake main motion to assist protect these customer experiences inside a fluid pure atmosphere. An environmental evaluation was accomplished in 2014.
The venture will include shifting the parking zone again 200 ft inland to stability three goals: relocate all constructions to account for projected future erosion, sea stage rise, coastal flooding throughout storm occasions, and long-term sustainability; restore pure techniques to the best extent doable; and retain the leisure expertise Herring Cove guests are accustomed to.
Main elements of the venture embrace the elimination and substitute of 2400 linear ft of parking zone, relocation of half-mile of Province Lands Highway, a reconfigured entrance and new upgraded charge sales space, new vault bathroom on the north finish, a full width bicycle lane connecting the Province Lands Bicycle Path with the Moors Highway bicycle lanes, and improved signage and pavement markings.
The parking zone will retain the identical 208 parking areas as current, together with 12 accessible parking areas. The lot will likely be raised up 5 ft to an elevation of 15 ft with 4 paths to the seashore on entry mats. The stays of the asphalt parking zone and revetment will likely be eliminated, together with damaged chunks from the seashore. All disturbed areas will likely be revegetated with native crops or with crops saved from the venture.
Funding for this venture got here from the Nationwide Park Service Line Merchandise Development program.
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