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55 Days of Sagamore Bridge Work Scheduled to Begin This Month

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Transportation by on March 19, 2018 • views: 2160

A major project is about to begin on the Sagamore Bridge that could have serious impacts on morning and afternoon commuter travel.

Later this month, the Army Corps of Engineers will embark on a 55 day project to replace damaged roadway joints on the bridge. Travel over the bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the duration of the project. The open lane will be 12 feet wide in hopes of easing traffic congestion.

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Administrator Tom Chair is concerned about the project. That’s why he’s bringing together a group of transportation officials, economic development officials, legislators, and other stakeholders to discuss the impact of the upcoming work.

A meeting will be held at the Hyannis Transportation Center on Tuesday, March 20th, beginning at 10:00 AM. The Army Corps of Engineers will give a detailed presentation of the work to be done and the timeframe for completion. Local stakeholders have been asked to attend in order to discuss the work and the potential impacts to commuters, tourists, and local businesses.

The Army Corps of Engineers says the bridge work is critical to maintaining the structural integrity of the bridges.

The 1,695,000.00 contract for replacement of damaged and worn roadway joints was awarded to R. Zoppo Corporation of Stoughton, MA. The contractor will work 7 days a week with double shifts in an effort to complete work prior to the busy summer season.

Work will include replacement of bridge joints on the roadway, repair of corroded steel and concrete supports and The affected joints, patching damaged pavement surfaces, and replacement of deteriorated waterproof membranes along the roadway curbs. In addition, USACE work crews will conduct various periodic maintenance of bridge lighting and structure.

You can receive bridge work alert emails: send an email to capecodcanalbridges@usace.army.mil with the subject “Bridge Work Alerts”. An email alert will be sent when there is a major change to the bridge work status or schedule.

Cape Media News will provide coverage of Tuesday’s meeting. Stay tuned for our report!

 

 

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