Welcome to your pit stop for Cape Cod Traffic!
Whether you are a local resident or visitor, Cape traffic is always a concern! If you’re visiting from off Cape and venturing to the Cape on the weekend, the best time to travel is before 2 p.m. and after 9 p.m. on Friday and before 8 a.m. and after 2 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday through Thursday are the best travel days, as the traffic flow is not as dense as it is at week’s end. For those leaving the Cape, it is recommended that you depart Monday-Friday between 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturdays after 2 p.m., and Sundays before 1 p.m. and after 9 p.m. If you’re looking to sidestep bridge traffic altogether, there is always the CapeFlyer, a train that travels from Boston to Hyannis from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Here is a map of the current traffic conditions:
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To make your access to knowledge of bridge traffic that much simpler, we’ve linked to a stream of the webcam shots of both the Sagamore and Bourne bridge so that you can see if the roadways are clear or congested before you hit the road, courtesy of MassDot. Click here to check them out.
Sagamore Bridge – Whether you travel over it every summer or each day, the Sagamore Bridge has a rich history that expands over eight decades. Beginning construction in 1912, the bridge initially was a wooden drawbridge with a small draw span. While the structure that we know today is now a four-lane highway, it wasn’t always that way. In conjunction with the Bourne Bridge, further development of the Sagamore Bridge began in 1933 and was completed in 1935, roughly 2 ½ miles on the eastern side of the canal.
Bourne Bridge – While it functions as a highway that carries thousands of people to and from the Cape daily, the Bourne Bridge started as a single track that allowed trolleys to pass through, making for a much lighter load to bring over the bridge. With the initial model finished in 1911, the bridge was originally 41 feet above sea level, enabling only small vessels to pass under it without opening the draw. Today, the Bourne Bridge is now reaches 135 feet above sea level and spans a length of 616 feet.