Bourne and Sagamore Bridge Replacements Denied Federal Funding
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers grant application requesting $1.882 billion in federal funds to replace the Bourne and Sagamore bridges has been denied.
The application to this grant program was filed in August 2022, seeking roughly half of the cost for the estimated $3.9 million project.
The Bridge Investment Program awarded $2.1 billion in federal funding across the United States. Four projects will be funded, Connecticut being the only one in New England.
MassDOT said it was disappointed in the outcome.
"Despite these bridges being federal assets, the (former governor's) administration has spent considerable time, energy and funds to support replacing the bridges. ... MassDOT will continue to pursue every possible avenue" to secure funding," Jacquelyn Goddard said.
The bridges provide the only roadway connection on and off Cape Cod for hundreds of thousands of residents and tourists.