Bourne Bridge Phase 1 Paving Begins on Thursday, Oct. 21

Oct 20, 2010, 09:28 ET from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District

Additional Delays Possible Through Oct. 23rd

CONCORD, Mass., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paving operations for Phase 1 on the Bourne Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass., are scheduled to start on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 and continue through Saturday, October 23, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues the deck repairs and paving of the bridge. While travel over the Bourne Bridge is currently restricted to ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION, motorists can expect additional delays associated with the planned paving operations through the period.

To avoid delays, motorists might want to consider using alternate routes or adjusting travel times. Message boards, located at both approaches to the Bourne Bridge, will keep motorists advised of work efforts. Also, fixed signage will be installed at all approach roads to the Bourne Bridge, alerting motorists to the bridge work and associated travel restrictions. In addition, accessing the Cape Cod Canal website (use the link: CapeCodCanal.US, then Bridge Work Alerts) will inform motorists on the status of the work, and advise them of lane shifts and other adjustments to the work schedule.

The Cape Cod Canal website is ( At that site the public can sign up to be notified by email for bridge alert updates.

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SOURCE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District