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Cape Cod Canal Sagamore Bridge lane closures, maintenance work rescheduled to start March 13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District
Published Feb. 27, 2023
Updated: March 3, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that lane restrictions originally scheduled to begin March 1 have been rescheduled to begin March 13 on the Sagamore Bridge during critical maintenance work.

Beginning March 13, vehicle travel over the bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal will be reduced from the current two lanes in each direction to a single 12-foot-wide lane in each direction as roadway and bridge structural repairs are conducted. Lane restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day until the project is completed, and police details will be on site when work is being performed to assist with traffic. The maintenance work start date and end date are weather dependent. Motorists planning to use the Sagamore Bridge should be aware that travel delays are likely to occur during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods each day. 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, a vital component to the transportation system of Cape Cod, the Islands and southeastern
Massachusetts. Work will include concrete and pavement repairs on the bridge roadway, repair of deteriorated steel supports, maintenance of bridge joints, and repairs to the concrete abutment structures. Work crews will also perform maintenance work on the bridge lighting and drainage systems during this timeframe.

Traffic signs and message boards will be used to help inform motorists about pending lane restrictions and bridge work. The bridge sidewalk will be closed during the phase of repair work
adjacent to the sidewalk side of the bridge. The sidewalk will remain open during other phases of repair work. Signs will be posted, and public notices will be sent out to alert pedestrians and
bicyclists when the sidewalk is closed.

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Bryan Purtell

Release no. 23-004