BOURNE — A day before maintenance work on the Sagamore Bridge was due to begin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced that repairs will now be postponed until March 20.
Starting next Monday, all vehicle movement on the bridge will be reduced to two lanes in each direction while road and structural repairs are made to the bridge. Lane restrictions are in place 24 hours a day until maintenance work is completed.
For those driving across the bridge, expect delays during morning and afternoon rush hours. Road signs and notice boards will be placed along the bridge to inform motorists of lane restrictions and bridge works.
The bridge’s sidewalk will also be closed to pedestrians while repairs are made next to the sidewalk side of the bridge, but will remain open while repairs are made to other parts of the bridge. Information about sidewalk closures will be shared as they occur.
Maintenance work and road closures will last through May, but U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials say they plan to have all repairs completed before the start of Memorial Day weekend.
No specific reason for the delay was given, but officials did say all start and end dates for the maintenance work depend on the weather.
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