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Schedule to complete the Cape Cod Canal’s Sagamore Bridge painting project

Work on the Cape Cod Canal’s Sagamore Bridge Painting Project in Bourne, Mass., will be suspended over Christmas and New Years Day. All travel lanes on the Sagamore Bridge will be open from Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.

Starting on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, intermittent travel lane restrictions on the Sagamore Bridge will be put in place on a daily basis as needed to complete the contract work. The timing of the lane restrictions will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All travel lanes will be open each night. Contract work that requires lane restrictions is expected to be complete at the end of February 2015.

Message boards and bridge work alert emails are used to help inform motorists of pending lane restrictions and bridge work. To sign up for bridge work alert emails send an email to CapeCodCanalBridges@usace.army.mil with the subject “Bridge Work Alerts.” The Cape Cod Canal website is http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/CapeCodCanal.aspx.

- Updated: 23 December 2014


Travel lane restriction to start on Cape Cod Canal’s Sagamore Bridge on Monday, Sept. 22

A travel lane restriction on the Cape Cod Canal’s Sagamore Bridge in Bourne, Mass., is scheduled to start on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at 8 a.m. as the contractor team works to complete the $12.3 million bridge painting project, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.

The Sagamore Bridge lane restriction will be temporary and will avoid dates of peak traffic volume using the bridge. The plan is to take only one lane daily during 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting on Sept. 22 and leave open one lane going on Cape and two lanes going off Cape. This lane restriction will be a daily set-up of traffic control devices during daylight hours only. All travel lanes will be open each night and on weekends. This schedule will last three weeks.

Then, after Columbus Day, starting on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, Sagamore Bridge travel lanes will be restricted to one lane in each direction – one lane going on Cape and one lane going off Cape daily during 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. And lane closures may be possible on weekends, if needed by the contractor to complete the work. Workers will begin to dismantle and remove the access platforms and the containment system that were needed on the bridge painting project. This schedule will last to about the end of December when work and cleanup are scheduled to be completed.

During the lane restrictions, no wide loads will be permitted to cross the span, and state and local police will be on duty to assist the motoring public. This bridge work is critical to maintaining the structural integrity of the bridge, which is a vital component to the transportation system of the Cape, the Islands and  southeastern Massachusetts.


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.

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Sagamore Bridge Lane Restrictions   

  • No lane closures over holidays (December 24, 2014 to January 4, 2015).
  • Starting January 5, intermittent travel lane restriction will be put in place on a daily basis as needed to complete contract work.
  • The timing of the lane restrictions will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
  • All travel lanes will be open each night.  
  • Contract work that requires lane restrictions is expected to be complete at the end of February 2015.
  • Lane closures may be possible on weekends, if needed by the contractor to complete the work. 
  • During the lane restrictions, no wide loads will be permitted to cross the span, and state and local police will be on duty to assist the motoring public. This bridge work is critical to maintaining the structural integrity of the bridge, which is a vital component to the transportation system of the Cape, the Islands and  southeastern Massachusetts.

Bourne Bridge Lane Restrictions

  • None at this time.

- Updated: 23 December 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.

Contact

By Mail:
Cape Cod Canal Field Office
P.O. Box 1555
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
Phone: (508) 759-4431 or (978) 318-8816
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Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center
60 Ed Moffitt Drive
Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone: (508) 833-9678
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