Expect delays with lane restrictions in place
Officials from the US Army Corps of Engineers have announced the startup of steel repairs on the Sagamore Bridge towards the end of the month. Weather-permitting, the repairs are scheduled to begin on or around March 20.
The work will require that traffic be confined to one lane in each direction. Lane restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through mid- to-late May, according to the USACE. Motorists should expect delays during peak morning and afternoon travel times.
Work will be suspended during two holiday weekends: Easter Weekend (April 7-8) and Patriots Weekend (April 14-16). During those two weekends, all work-related equipment will be removed from the bridge and all four lanes of traffic will be open. All four lanes of traffic on the Bourne Bridge will be open.
The repairs include the removal and replacement of structural steel secondary members, strengthening of existing structural steel members, replacement of structural fasteners, removal of selected existing welds and strengthening of selected gusset plates. All work is integral to maintaining the integrity of the bridge structure, according to the USACE.
Signage at the approaches to the bridge will keep motorists informed about the repair schedule and lane restrictions.