Cape Flyer service inching closer

Mar 12, 2014

With this summer shaping up to be one of Wareham's biggest, people will undoubtedly be streaming into town via the incoming Cape Flyer service. Last week, the project moved one step closer to completion after being approved by the Wareham Conservation Commission

Wareham Conservation Agent David Pichette said that the Conservation Commission reviewed and allowed the proposed platform project at a public hearing on Wednesday March 5.

Jacobs Engineering group, acting under the state Department of Transportation, is planning to build a platform for the Cape Flyer stop at the back of Merchant's Way between the fire station and where the old Wareham Feed once stood.

"All the work falls in between the paved section and the tracks," Pichette said. "The environmental impact is limited to digging support poles into the ground."

Pichette said the engineers planned to begin work in mid-April in time to open the service for Memorial Day weekend.

At Tuesday's Selectmen meeting Town Administrator Derek Sullivan said the next week the engineers are meeting with the state Environmental Protection Agency as the next step in the process.

"That's progressing extremely quickly for what such a program should take," Sullivan said. "It's pretty amazing when everybody gets together to get something done."