Visiting Cape Cod can be a jubilant experience– unless, naturally, you invest your time stuck in Cape traffic, which is very little enjoyable at all.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts revealed an arrangement in 2020 to change the aging Bourne andSagamore Bridges The bridges are approaching 100 years of ages and were developed to accommodate traffic from a various period.
Have you ever saw how narrow the 2 lanes in each instructions are? Perhaps when the bridges were built, nobody expected how popular Cape getaways would end up being.
The expense to change the bridges was approximated at simply north of $1 billion, however that was 2 years earlier. Rabid inflation and building and construction hold-ups have pushed those estimates to someplace near $4 billion.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is accountable for the methods on both sides of both bridges and is stated to be prepared to start. The replacement of the bridges is the duty of the federal government, which has yet to dedicate a nickel to the job.
In the meantime, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should choose how to continue.
According to CapeandIslands.org “the Sagamore Bridge is set up for significant repair beginning in 2025, and the Bourne Bridge in 2029.” Reporter Jennette Barnes talked to Congressman Bill Keating, who stated that if changing the bridges takes too long, they’ll require a significant overhaul to remain open.
It looks like though bridge traffic jam, whether due to repair work or replacement, will keep us whining for a long time to come.
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