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May 23

Sagamore Bridge is Construction Free!

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Posted by Mass Office of Travel & Tourism (photo courtesy: NOAA Photo Library via Flickr)

As the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce puts it, “the coast is clear!” That’s right folks, if you’re planning a trip to Cape Cod for this Memorial Day weekend, you’ll be happy to know that the Sagamore Bridge construction has been completed for the season – officially as of May 19th, all four traffic lanes along the bridge will be open through the summer.

Just in the nick of time for Memorial Day weekend, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to welcoming visitors to an excellent weekend, and an exciting summer season.

And with the bridge finally construction-free, Wendy Northcross, chief executive officer of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, has provided us with a few tips to help enhance your Cape Cod commuting this season!

For starters, make sure to check out the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Mass511 services, which provides traffic updates in real-time and a collection of traffic webcams across the state. Most importantly, though, it comes down to knowing when to travel – as traveling during off-peak hours can drastically improve your travel times. Northcross has suggested the following off-peak hours to help guide your Cape Cod travel plans:

  • Anytime Sunday through Thursday
  • Fridays before 2:00 PM or after 9:00 PM
  • Saturdays before 8:00 AM or after 2:00 PM

It’s also worth noting the Bourne Bridge, which on average sees 25% fewer cars than the Sagamore, is a solid alternative.

Lastly, for your viewing pleasure, a close friend of MOTT sent us this little clip to help show the Sagamore’s now smooth-sailing capabilities – enjoy, and have a great weekend!

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