Bourne Bridge repairs start, lane closures and delays expected


Travel on the Bourne Bridge is restricted to one lane of traffic in each direction starting November 17, as a steel repair project gets underway, according to a press release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE).

For Thanksgiving travelers, however, the Bourne Bridge will be fully open to two lanes of traffic in each direction for the holiday weekend, from noon on Wednesday, November 23, through 9 am Monday, November 28.

The ACE recently awarded an $8.5 million contract to Aetna Bridge Company of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, for steel repair work on the Bourne and Sagamore bridges. The project will take about 12 months to complete.

Traffic control will be in place on the Bourne Bridge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Motorists are advised that travel delays are likely to occur during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods each day.

Message boards at both approaches to the Bourne Bridge and fixed signage at all approach roads will provide updates about the bridge work and associated travel restrictions.

The website CapeCodCanal.US will offer updates on the project under “Bridge Work Alerts” and “Bridge Work Notices.”

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For more information about the bridge repairs contact the ACE New England District Public Affairs Office at 978-318-8238.