The Route 6 rumble strip project will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday morning. According to Wellfleet police, work will begin near the Truro town line and head south to the Eastham town line. Preparations for the project began on Friday.
The actual milling will be done starting Monday morning. Milling will be done in three areas where head-on accidents are more likely to occur or have occurred. These areas are from the Eastham town line to Castagna Drive, Lieutenant Island Road to Old County Road and Main Street to Wellfleet Woods Lane.
According to the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), rumble strips are an effective means of alerting--even startling--inattentive or drowsy drivers.
The contractor will mill the rumble strip through the existing double yellow line on Route 6, according to a notice on the Town of Wellfleet website. The contract will utilize a mobile operation plan consisting of warning signs and a crash attenuator truck. Police officers will also be present to assist motorists.
Once the milling is complete, a different contractor will be brought in to repaint the double yellow line.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) expects this part of the project to take one to two days, weather-permitting. The work will be done between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.