Friends of Herring River
Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts

Chequessett Neck Road Dike

Chequessett Neck Road Dike
Chequessett Neck Road Dike
Chequessett Neck Road Dike

The principal construction element of the restoration project is the replacement of the existing Chequesset Neck Dike with a bridge with tide-control gates.  The full bridge opening will be 165 feet, as opposed to only an 18-foot wide culvert in the present structure, and will be opened incrementally to slowly re-establish regular tidal exchange over hundreds of acres of the Herring River estuary.