The U.S. Military Corps of Engineers has really helpful changing the 2 slender and sometimes backed-up bridges that carry site visitors throughout the Cape Cod Canal.
The Corps oversees the Bourne and Sagamore bridges. It issued a draft report Thursday following a examine that weighed the benefits of rehabbing the almost 85-year-old bridges versus changing them totally.
The Corps decided that changing them can be more economical than paying $1.5 billion to rehabilitate them.
The report recommends changing the four-lane bridges with wider four-lane constructions that embody auxiliary acceleration-deceleration lanes, and bike and pedestrian entry.
The bridges are sometimes choked with site visitors, particularly throughout the summer time vacationer season. Development of recent bridges in roughly the identical location might begin as early as 2025.
The Corps has scheduled 5 public conferences this month to debate the proposal.