By Timothy J. Dugan, USACE New England DistrictApril 2, 2018
Replacement of damaged roadway joints on the Sagamore Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Massachusetts, is scheduled to start April 2 and continue through May 25, according to New England District officials.
During the scheduled times for work, travel over the Sagamore Bridge will be reduced from two lanes in each direction to one wider 12-foot lane in each direction. State and local police will be on duty at all times work is being performed to assist the motoring public.
Motorists planning to use the Sagamore Bridge during this timeframe should be aware that travel delays are likely to occur during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods each day.
The $1,695,000 contract for replacement of damaged and worn roadway joints was awarded to R. Zoppo Corporation of Stoughton, Massachusetts. The contractor will work seven days a week with double shifts in order to complete this work prior to the peak summer travel season. Additionally, similar work on the Bourne Bridge is scheduled for the fall of 2018.
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.
Work will include the replacement of bridge joints on the roadway, repair of corroded steel and concrete supports at the affected joints, patching of damaged pavement surfaces, and replacement of deteriorated waterproof membranes along the roadway curbs. In addition, USACE work crews will conduct various periodic maintenance activities on the bridge lighting and structure during this timeframe.
Traffic signs, message boards and bridge work alert emails will be 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.