Bourne Bridge 24-Hour Lane Restrictions to Begin March 25th

BOURNE – Maintenance work on the Bourne Bridge will restrict traffic to one lane in each direction will begin on March 25th. The maintenance work will last for more than two months. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the start date Tuesday morning.

Work will continue up to Memorial Day Weekend.

During that time, travel over the Bourne Bridge will be reduced from two lanes in each direction to one wider 12-foot lane in each direction 24 hours a day.

The Army Corps said State and local police will be on duty at all times work is being performed.

The work on the Bourne was postponed from last fall to this spring after an outcry from local business and tourism officials.

They asked for the delay after the Sagamore was reduced to one lane in the spring of 2018 and wanted to avoid both shoulder tourism seasons in one year being impacted by bridge repairs work.

“We’ve been coordinating closely with MassDOT and various groups and agencies on the Cape. They asked that we push this work back until the spring,” said Spokesman Tim Dugan.

Work will include the replacement of bridge joints on the roadway, repair of deteriorated steel and concrete and the patching of damaged pavement surfaces.

Crews will also replace waterproof membranes and perform maintenance work on the bridge lighting and drainage systems.

Traffic signs, message boards and bridge work alert emails will be used to help inform motorists about pending lane restrictions and bridge work.

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