Police: Sagamore Bridge Construction Ending On Thursday

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BOURNE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — One gateway to the Cape is free and clear weeks ahead of schedule. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said construction delays and lane restrictions on the Sagamore Bridge in Bourne were cleared up Thursday morning. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had said the repair work could go on until Memorial Day weekend.

Travel was restricted to one lane in each direction. Now, only some repainting is left, which will take place at night over the weekend.

The end of construction clears the bridge for Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer which usually includes a heavy traffic rush. Construction began in March to repair structural issues with the Sagamore, including the the steel and concrete that keeps the bridge standing. It was built between 1933 and 1935.

The USACE hinted that the work was going well in early April, when they said work was ahead of schedule.

This maintenance work is only a patch for the Sagamore. State and federal agencies are in the planning stages of replacing both Cape Cod Canal bridges, and the Biden Administration has proposed $350 million in federal funding to start rebuilding the aging bridges in its budget.

Updated 12:00 p.m.

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