Drivers using the Bourne Bridge can expect travel delays as work crews began repair work on the span recently.
The Army Corps of Engineers New England District announced that beginning Saturday, vehicle travel over the Bourne Bridge will be reduced from the current two lanes in each direction to a single 12-foot lane in each direction. The lane restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day.
All work is anticipated to end before Memorial Day weekend.
Motorists planning to use the Bourne Bridge during this timeframe should be aware that travel delays are likely to occur during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods each day. Signs, traffic control devices, and police details will be used at all times that work is being performed on the bridge.
Crews will be working to fix structural steel supports and the bridge lighting system. The repairs are being done by R. Zoppo Corporation of Stoughton. The construction crews will work in phases utilizing multiple shifts to keep the bridge open at all times and to complete the work as quickly as possible, corps officials said.
All traffic lanes on the Sagamore Bridge will remain open while work is being done on the Bourne Bridge.