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Cape Cod Canal Bridge Alerts for Bourne and Sagamore Bridges

Corps awards $12.3 million contract to paint Cape Cod Canal's Sagamore Bridge: Work started in spring 2013

The Cape Cod Canal’s Sagamore Bridge in Bourne, Mass., will be painted under the terms of a $12,390,000.00 contract issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.  Work will be accomplished by Atlas Painting and Sheeting Corp., of Amherst, N.Y. Field work for the project began in March 2013 and may take about 18 months to complete. The current completion date for the project is summer 2014.

The project includes abrasive blast cleaning of the entire steel superstructure of the Sagamore Bridge to bare metal. The 1,408-foot-long bridge will then be re-painted with a new high performance paint system. The existing paint system on the bridge contains lead primer; therefore all work will be performed in accordance with applicable environmental regulations and health and safety standards, including containment, emissions monitoring, collection, and proper disposal of all contaminated debris.

Message boards and bridge work alert emails will be used to help inform motorists about pending lane restrictions. To sign up for bridge work alert emails send an email to CapeCodCanalBridges@usace.army.mil with the subject title “Bridge Work Alerts.” An email alert is sent when there are major changes to the bridge work status or schedule.

Latest Updates

Sagamore Bridge Lane Restrictions   

  • All travel lanes on the Sagamore Bridge will be open starting Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 27, 2014.
  • All travel lanes will be open on the Sagamore Bridge next week, however, work may be performed on the steel above the road surface and on the sidewalk each day from Tuesday, April 22 through Saturday, April 26.  The sidewalk of the Sagamore Bridge will be closed when work is ongoing each day.
  • Our painting contractor working on the Sagamore Bridge may also perform work on Saturdays with lane restrictions. Work on Saturdays will be done as needed to make up for weather delays that may occur during each work week. 
  • The revised work schedule is Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., depending on weather.
  • Travel lanes will be open each night and on Sundays. Work accomplished this winter will help reduce the duration of lane restrictions needed in the spring of 2014 to complete the painting work.

Bourne Bridge Lane Restrictions

  • None at this time.

 - Updated: April 17, 2014

How to Get Notifications

  • Email - Send an email to: CapeCodCanalBridges@usace.army.mil with the subject title “Bridge Alerts.” An email alert is sent when there are major changes to the bridge work status or schedule.


By Mail:
Cape Cod Canal Field Office
P.O. Box 1555
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
Phone: (508) 759-4431 or (978) 318-8816

Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center
60 Ed Moffitt Drive
Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone: (508) 833-9678
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