WELLFLEET, Mass. – Cape Cod National Seashore announces completion of a major bicycle improvement project in Truro to implement a portion of the Outer Cape Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (Master Plan) of 2017; the Master Plan was released by the Cape Cod Commission with the national seashore and the towns of Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown (see http://parkplanning.nps.gov/pedbike).
Superintendent Carlstrom stated, “We are pleased to announce that the Head of the Meadow Bicycle Trail is reopened and a new Head of the Meadow Bicycle Trail Connector has been constructed. Safe bicycle connections to more national seashore and Truro destinations are possible as the national seashore’s bicycle trail now extends from High Head Road to Coast Guard Road in Truro.”
The 1.9 mile Head of the Meadow Bicycle Trail was rehabilitated, including a new base course, widening, and resurfacing. The .8 mile Old King's Highway segment from Head of the Meadow Road to Coast Guard Road is now renamed the Head of the Meadow Bicycle Trail Connector. An alternative permeable, stable surface was preferred in the Master Plan for this new construction and was used in lieu of asphalt on two flatter sections of the trail extension. The construction contract team was led by Henry General Construction, Inc. of Springfield, MA.