Headed off-Island? You might want to use the Bourne Bridge rather than the Sagamore.
Starting on April 2, through May 25, travel lane restrictions will be instituted on the Sagamore Bridge for maintenance work to replace damaged roadway joints, according to an email from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District.
The maintenance work will also include the repair of corroded steel and concrete supports, patching of damaged pavement, and replacement of waterproof membranes on the roadway curbs.
The bridge will still be safe to cross, but motorists using the bridge during this time should be aware of heavy traffic and travel delays during the morning and afternoon rush hours. Driving lanes will be reduced from two lanes in each direction to one, wider, 12-foot lane in each direction. State and local police will be on duty to help traffic move along.
A $1.7 million contract was awarded to R. Zoppo Corp. of Stoughton to replace the damaged roadway joints. The corporation will be working seven days a week with double shifts to complete the project before the busy summer season.
Similar work will also be done this fall on the Bourne Bridge. Work is scheduled to begin on Sept. 6 and go to Nov. 28.
Motorists can sign up for email alerts with updates on the bridge work by sending an email to email@example.com with the subject “Bridge Work Alerts.”