Springtime Repair Work to Bourne Bridge to Restrict Travel Lanes Through May

BOURNE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that work to replace damaged roadway joints on the Bourne Bridge is planned to start in late March or early April and continue through the spring just prior to Memorial Day weekend in May.

The work is weather dependent and crews will begin the work when the late winter weather allows. Work will be phased in such a way that should allow for all four traffic lanes to be opened prior to the Memorial Day weekend.

During the scheduled times for work, travel over the Bourne Bridge will be reduced from two lanes in each direction to one wider, 12-foot lane in each direction. Signs, traffic control devices and police details will be used at all times work is being performed to assist the motoring public.

Motorists planning to use the Bourne Bridge during this timeframe should be aware that travel delays are likely to occur during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods each day.

All lanes on the Sagamore Bridge will remain open while work is occurring on the Bourne Bridge.

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 modular bridge joints on the roadway, repair of damaged steel and concrete supports, patching of damaged pavement surfaces, and replacement of deteriorated waterproofing membranes on the roadway curb and sidewalk. In addition, the Corps will conduct maintenance work on the bridge lighting systems 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.

By TIM DUNN, CapeCod.com News Center

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