Work shift Sept. 20-21 to ease traffic congestion
– Deck repairs and paving on the Sagamore Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass., continue.
Work on the bridge started on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009. Phase I (of three
phases) work accomplished to date includes removal of all existing granite curb from existing sidewalk, nearly complete removal of existing roadway pavement, staging and scaffolding to demolish parapet walls and sidewalk concrete on the North and South abutments.
Additional message boards are being activated on highway approaches to the Sagamore and
, alerting motorists of the
A second lane of travel off of
will be in effect from Sunday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m through Monday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.
This will require use of the work area to create a second travel lane off of Cape Cod, and will result in no work being performed on the
during this period. The on
travel lane will remain in place during this time.
On Monday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. travel will return to one lane in each direction on the
, in order that work may resume and attempts will be made to regain lost progress. Substantial effort is being made to create safe passage for this second lane of travel off
Work on the
is scheduled to continue, weather permitting, until late fall 2009 at which time the
will be fully reopened to traffic (two lanes in both directions) through the winter. In the spring of 2010, work will resume on the
and require lane restrictions (one lane in each direction) again until the project is completed in late spring of 2010.
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