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No wide loads on bridge during this time: Sagamore Bridge work to shift to center lanes after April 15th; motorists to see change to travel patterns

Published April 13, 2018

CONCORD, Mass. Work on the Sagamore Bridge, spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass., is proceeding on schedule, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District officials. 


Starting after April 15, 2018, repair work will shift to the center lanes of the bridge. The traveling public is reminded to be aware of changing travel patterns and be alert to construction equipment entering and exiting the work zone. 


During this time, travel lanes are reduced to ONE LANE OF TRAFFIC IN EACH DIRECTION AND NO WIDE LOADS are permitted to cross the bridge.


State and local police will be on duty at all times work is being performed to assist the motoring public.


This bridge work is critical to maintaining the structural integrity of the bridges, which are a vital component to the transportation system of Cape Cod, the Islands and southeastern Massachusetts.


Traffic signs, message boards and bridge work alert emails are used to help inform motorists about 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 title “Bridge Work Alerts.”  An email alert is sent when there is a major change to the bridge work status or schedule.


Additionally, updates are available from the Corps’ New England District via Facebook and Twitter: on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CorpsNewEngland; on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CorpsNewEngland. Or visit the District website at http://www.nae.usace.army.mil.

Tim Dugan

Release no. 18-030