We get it, traffic is frustrating.

Weather impacts, changes to contractor schedules and carefully balancing multiple, on-going construction projects all impact the flow of traffic within our roadways. The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works collaborates daily with key stakeholders including the public school system and buses; police; fire; postal services and more to create flexible traffic management plans that reduce traffic inconveniences as best as possible.

As a result, that often means in-the-moment tweaks and traffic pattern modifications that both support the work as well as our residents and visitors. The Town recognizes that continually changing traffic patterns and evolving construction schedules make it difficult to get into a routine.

That’s why, as a Waze for Cities Partner, we now share real-time road closures and re-openings directly within the Waze platform.

Before heading out the door, review current road closures and detours via your Waze App or directly on the Waze Live Map located at: https://www.waze.com/live-map

What you’ll find:

  • Official road closures surrounding each sewer installation construction site, in addition to Vineyard Wind construction operations
  • Real-time updates when roadways re-open earlier than usual (think, pre-rush hour!), dependent on contractor schedule

What you won’t find:

  •  Less invasive roadway impacts such as single-lane alternating traffic patterns or single-lane closures

Remember, all closed roadways remain accessible to local resident traffic.

Live within a closure? Don’t hesitate to speak with a flagger to ensure safe and timely access your neighborhood.

We are committed to making your commute as painless as possible, and we appreciate your patience as construction evolves.

Have a question or suggestion? Please contact Kelly Collopy, Communications Manager, at the Department of Public Works at 508-790-6400 or Kelly.Collopy@town.barnstable.ma.us