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Cape Cod Canal Bridges Major Rehabilitation Study

Project Information

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has conducted a multiyear Major Rehabilitation Evaluation (MRE) Study of the Bourne and Sagamore Highway Bridges. The bridges span the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Massachusetts. The purpose of the study was to determine whether major rehabilitation or replacement of either or both bridges would provide the most reliable, fiscally responsible solution for the future. The study resulted in a Major Rehabilitation Evaluation Report (MRER), evaluating the risk and reliability of the structures as well as the economic impacts/benefits of a number of alternatives, including continuation of routine maintenance, major rehabilitation, or bridge replacement.

A decision was made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works on April 3, 2020 to replace the current Bourne and Sagamore Bridges with two new bridges built to modern-day standards. This solution provides the federal government with the best long-term investment for safe access to Cape Cod for the traveling public over the next 50 plus years.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will continue to work with its strategic partners and stakeholders including the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), members of Congress and the public to plan the next phase of the project. We look forward to working together to deliver modern, reliable bridges for the residents and visitors of Cape Cod.

Public Involvement

As part of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, USACE sought public input on the Draft MRER/Draft EA. The Corps held public meetings in October 2019 to provide an overview of the MRE Study and allow the public and other stakeholders an opportunity to provide comments related to the study. Public comments were taken through November 15, 2019.

PUBLIC MEETINGS:

Cape Cod Locations Meeting Agenda:
• 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Open House and Register to Make Verbal Comments
• 6:30 p.m. Project Overview Presentation Begins
• 7:00 p.m. Public Comment Period

Boston Location Meeting Agenda:
• 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Open House and Register to Make Verbal Comments
• 1:30 p.m. Project Overview Presentation Begins
• 2:00 p.m. Public Comment Period

The Comment Period will end once all comments are provided, or building closure, whichever comes first.

Date Time Location
December 4, 2018 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm Bourne High School, Auditorium
75 Waterhouse Road, MA 02532
December 5, 2018 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm Plymouth South High School, Performing Arts Center
490 Long Pond Road Plymouth, MA 02360
December 6, 2018 (Thursday) 6:00 pm Nantucket High School, Auditorium
10 Surfside Road Nantucket, MA 02554
December 11, 2018 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm Martha’s Vineyard High School, Performing Arts Center
100 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
December 12, 2018 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm Barnstable High School, Performing Arts Center
744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601
October 16, 2019 (Wednesday) 6:00 p.m. Bourne High School, Auditorium
75 Waterhouse Road Bourne, MA 02532
October 17, 2019 (Thursday) 6:00 p.m. Plymouth South High School, Performing Arts Center
490 Long Pond Road Plymouth, MA 02360
October 21, 2019 (Monday) 1:00 p.m. Tip O’Neill Federal Building
10 Causeway Street Boston, MA 02222
October 22, 2019 (Tuesday) 6:00 p.m. Nauset Regional High School, Performing Arts Center
744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601
October 23, 2019 (Wednesday) 6:00 p.m. Barnstable High School, Performing Arts Center
744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601

 

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