Massachusetts DOT Requesting $1 Billion Grant for Sagamore Bridge Replacement

Dec. 8, 2023
The department filed a grant application jointly with the Army Corps of Engineers.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is seeking $1.06 billion in federal grant funding toward the replacement of the Sagamore Bridge replacement. 

The replacement of the aging Cape Cod bridge has become a priority for Massachusetts lawmakers, including Gov. Maura Healey. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey have been pushing for federal funding for the project.

This grant application, filed jointly with the United States Army Corps of Engineers which operates the bridge, requests finding through the Bridge Investment Program (BIP) Large Bridge Project Program.

If approved, funding would cover about half of the cost to replace the Sagamore Bridge. 

“From day one, our administration has been laser focused on securing federal funding to rebuild both Cape Cod bridges,” Gov. Healey said in a statement. “This application for the Large Bridge Project Grant Program builds on our previous applications to strengthen our competitive standing."

If the project moves forward as planned, construction of a new bridge will begin next to the existing bridge so traffic can continue to flow as long as possible.

“MassDOT and the Army Corp’s joint grant application puts forth the immediate need to secure funding so that this critical project can advance into further design and construction,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Monica Tibbits-Nutt, in a statement. “There is no time to waste in securing the financial resources needed to replace this federally owned bridge, and we greatly appreciate any efforts that can be made on behalf of our application by members of the Congressional delegation and our federal partners.” 


Source: NBC Boston

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