Can the Cape’s continually flooded streets be saved? A first look at possible solutions

Mar 11, 2023

On Cape Cod, low-lying roads are especially vulnerable to changes in sea level, whether churned up by storms or as a result of longer-term rise and erosion.

With an eye toward making the region’s roads more resilient to those changes, the Cape Cod Commission has been working with several towns to come up with solutions.

Main Photo: The ocean was on Ocean Street in Hyannis, as sea water flooded onto the roadway by morning high tide in December 2022, coating passing motorists with salt water. Credit STEVE HEASLIP/CAPE COD TIMES