Canal Bridges update: Sagamore Bridge maintenance work and lane closures to begin; Cape Cod Bridges Program public meetings scheduled
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced that lane restrictions will begin March 20, 2023 on the Sagamore Bridge in order to perform critical maintenance work.
Beginning on March 20, 2023, vehicle travel over the Sagamore Bridge will be reduced from the current two lanes in each direction to a single 12-foot-wide lane in each direction. Lane restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day until crews complete the project. Repair work and lane restrictions are scheduled to run through May.
This maintenance work is critical to maintaining the structural integrity of the Sagamore Bridge. Work will include concrete and pavement repairs on the bridge roadway, repair of deteriorated steel supports, maintenance of bridge joints, repairs to the concrete abutment structures, and maintenance to the bridge lighting and drainage systems. Delays should be expected during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods each day. The bridge sidewalk will be closed during some phases of repair work. The Army Corps has indicated that signs will be posted, and public notices will be sent out to alert pedestrians and bicyclists when the sidewalk is closed.
This work on the Sagamore bridge is scheduled maintenance, separate from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Cape Cod Bridges Program, which will include the replacement of the Bourne and Sagamore bridges, provide new connections to the local roadway network and improve multimodal accommodations within the Cape Cod Canal area. More information is available at: www.mass.gov/cape-bridges
For those interested in the Cape Cod Bridges Program, MassDOT will present information on the program's status, interchange alternatives, and next steps during virtual public meetings on March 22, 2023 and March 29, 2023. Each meeting will focus on one bridge.
Click the links to learn more about each meeting.
For more information, please visit www.capecodcommission.org/canal