|MassDOT Shared Winter Streets & Spaces Grant Award|
The Town of Barnstable, in partnership with the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, has received a $245,000 “Hybrid: Main Streets and Reimagined Streets” grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Shared Winter Streets & Spaces Grant Program to enhance visitor experiences along Main Street Hyannis and Hyannis Harbor.
Grant funds will support various identified public improvements to lighting, wayfinding, pedestrian connectivity, beautification of town-owned public spaces and reduced traffic speeds with a goal to enrich the welcoming environment for residents and visitors to shop, dine, stay and play throughout downtown Hyannis.
Building on the success of the Shared Streets and Spaces initiative first launched during the summer of 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation extended the program to help municipalities address the particular challenges of winter amid the ongoing public health crisis. Shared Winter Streets and Spaces provides cities and towns with grants to improve plazas, sidewalks, curbs, streets, parking areas, and other public spaces in support of public health, safe mobility, and renewed commerce.