Welcome to the Route 6 Corridor Study Home Page!

Project Background

At the request of the towns of Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Marion, Wareham, and MassDOT District 5, the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) is embarking on a study of the Route 6 corridor due to safety concerns expressed by community officials, residents, and from Massachusetts state representatives. This study will examine the current traffic conditions, intersection operations, bicycle, pedestrian, and public transportation facilities, land uses, and overall safety of the Route 6 corridor from Route 240 in Fairhaven to High Street in Wareham. In addition, the study will include potential future improvements for the corridor based on data analyses, stakeholder input, and comments or suggestions provided by the public. 

This webpage will be your source for all information about the Corridor Study, ways to participate, and notices of upcoming workshops or events. We will keep this site updated as the planning process progresses so please plan on checking back in with us! Scroll down to see information about How to Participate, Recent UpdatesElements of Study, the Interactive Map Gallery, and the Document Library.

Recent Updates:

Local news coverage

New survey seeks insights on Route 6 from Fairhaven to Wareham - November 8, 2018 - Wareham Week

Study to Determine if Route 6 from Wareham to Fairhaven can be made safer - November 9, 2018 - Wicked Local Wareham

Planner seeks insights on Route 6 changes - November 13, 2018 - Sippican Week

Tri-town residents join in on Route 6 survey effort - November 14, 2018 - Sippican Week

Public Meetings: Existing Conditions

Route 6 Corridor Study Existing Conditions Public Meetings NoticeSRPEDD is pleased to announce that the Existing Conditions Public Meetings were very successful!

These two meetings provided the public with the opportunity to review the exisitng data and analysis (existing traffic volumes, intersection operations, crash analysis, bicycle, pedestrian, and transit facilities, land uses, etc.) and to provide comments about the future of the Route 6 corridor.

Please note that two meetings were scheduled to provide mulitiple opportunities to participate and featured the same information. 

Tell us what you think! Fill out a Route 6 Corridor Study Comment Card or fill out a Public Survey.





Drive the Route 6 Corridor with us!

This short video provides the driver perspective and highlights the study area intersections. Have you ever had issues at certain intersections? Tell us about it by filling out a comment card!

Project survey is live!

The Route 6 Corridor Study public survey is now available in four languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hatian Creole)! Please take a moment to fill one out!

For more information, please review this website and/or contact Jed Cornock at 508.824.1367 x318. 

How to Participate:

There are many ways to get involved and stay informed!

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Tell us what you think! Fill out a Route 6 Corridor Study Comment Card.

Elements of the Corridor Study

The Route 6 Corridor Study includes the following elements: 

1. Existing Conditions:  This component describes the current traffic conditions, intersection operations, crash history, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, environmental resources, and land uses.
2. Future Conditions:  In this section, the community describes its future land use patterns, including proposed locations for various activities such as residences, businesses, and recreation (all types of development that would increase the number of motorized and non-motorized trips on the corridor). Once that has been identified, SRPEDD staff will prepare future scenarios (growth without improvements and growth with improvements).
3. Improvements:  This part of the study involves developing projects that would improve the existing and/or future issues identified in the previous sections.

Interactive Maps

The interactive map below provides background information for the Route 6 Corridor Study. 

Document Library (new files are posted as they become available)

The following documents provide background for the Route 6 Corridor Study. Please click on a link and be sure to follow the instructions should the file be large.

Existing Conditions Public Meeting

Opportunities to Participate

Project Maps

Plans and Reports







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