55 Days of Lane Closures Coming to Sagamore Bridge this Spring

HYANNIS – Residents and visitors on Cape Cod can expect heavy congestion over the Sagamore Bridge throughout the spring.

The Army Corps of Engineers is planning a construction project on the span which will require a lane closure in each direction for 55 days beginning at the end of the month.

“There’s never a good time on Cape Cod to do bridge construction unless it is the dead of winter and sometimes weather prohibits that from happening,” said Tom Cahir, the administrator of the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority.

The Army Corps will give a detailed presentation on the extent of the work March 20 at the Hyannis Transportation Center at 10 a.m.

“I thought it would be an appropriate time to get all the folks who have expressed interest in the past, about not just traffic congestion but other issues, to come down and learn firsthand in detail what exactly is going to go on,” Cahir said.

Cahir said he is not sure if the lane closures will be continuous throughout the length of the project or just during certain hours of the day.

“The bridges are old and they do require more attention now than they have in years past, and I understand that and I don’t really know the details yet prior to the meeting,” Cahir said. “But I think we need to understand better when this work is going to be done and why it can’t be done at a different time.”

Cahir said he does give the Army Corps credit for reaching out to his office to give notice regarding the significant project.

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