Protecting barnstable Water Resources Logo and header image of the Centerville riverThe Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works is pleased to inform you that the Strawberry Hill Road Sewer Expansion Project will begin in September 2021. The project is the first significant construction project for the Town’s Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP). The new gravity sewer will be installed in portions of Craigville Beach Road, Strawberry Hill Road, Wequaquet Lane and Phinney’s Lane as shown on the locus map included with this update.  Additionally, a new submersible pump station will be installed on a Town easement at the intersection of Strawberry Hill Road and Craigville Beach Road.  Please note that within the project area outlined above, and during the same construction timeline, Vineyard Wind will be installing a duct bank and associated utility relocations as part of their offshore wind energy project.  Upon the completion of both projects, Vineyard Wind will resurface disturbed roadways within the project area.

The Town’s Contractor for the project, C.C. Construction, will mobilize after Labor Day, with groundbreaking scheduled September 20th.  Prior to the start of construction, utility mark outs will occur within the right of way.  The edges of the Town owned right of way will also be staked and flagged to delineate the limit of work for the project. Test pit excavations to confirm locations of existing utilities are scheduled along the project route from September 7th thru 10th. In addition, preliminary tree pruning will occur along Craigville Beach Road and Strawberry Hill Road.  The tree pruning is necessary to allow for excavation equipment to safely perform the work.  The tree pruning work will be coordinated with the Town of Barnstable’s Tree Warden, who is a certified arborist.

Normal work hours will be between 7:00AM and 3:30PM, Monday thru Friday. Traffic impacts are anticipated throughout the project, with road closures and detours being necessary.  Police details will be on site to direct traffic as needed.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work. Weekly progress and traffic updates will provided via eNews and the project update list.

As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas, and follow posted safety and detour signs.

If you have any questions or wish to receive project updates, please contact Paul Ruszala, P.E., Senior Project Manager, at the Department of Public Works at 508-790-6400 or

More information about the Strawberry Hill Road Project and the Town of Barnstable’s CWMP is available at:

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