Mattapoisett to work with SRPEDD, neighboring towns to address Route 6

Oct 25, 2017

Mattapoisett officials are teaming up with the Southeaster Regional Planning and Economic Development officials to tackle Route 6 – and they’ll have some help from neighbors.

The towns of Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Marion and Wareham are working with Paul Mission from SRPEDD to look at the corridor of Route 6 that runs from Stop & Shop in Fairhaven to Main Street in Wareham.

“We’re going to look at the dynamics of the road,” Town Administrator Mike Gagne said. “We’d come up with ideas and analysis and present a joint report. We’ll look at issues of the road to see what some quirks and problems we need to address.”

Additionally, Gagne said the town will also be working with SRPEDD about the section of Route 6 in Mattapoisett that runs from Main Street to North Street.

“SRPEDD will help us draft a letter to [Massachusetts Department of Transportation] about small issues, such as striping, turn lanes, speed limits,” Gagne said.

Select Chair Paul Silva said he'd like to see speed be addressed.

"Speeding is definitely an issue," he said. "We have to do something about that area from Main Street to North Street."

Gagne agreed.

"You can't go safely through there at 40 miles per hour," he said.

Gagne also added that he’d be happy to hear from businesses in that area about any concerns thay might have.