The State Is Formally Moving Forward With A Third Cape Cod Bridge


Globe – It’s the most enduring of Cape Cod rituals, the snarl of traffic that traps drivers desperate to cross the canal.

Now the state Department of Transportation is advancing a way to ease the pain: a new bridge, funded by private investors.

The agency has focused on the possibility of adding a three-lane span next to the Sagamore Bridge. It would be limited to Cape-bound traffic, and drivers would pay a toll to use it. The Sagamore, meanwhile, would become a one-way, three-lane bridge to handle traffic coming off the Cape, with no toll.

A formal effort is underway to find private investors willing to pay for highway projects in exchange for toll revenue.

Oh yeah, this is a FANTASTIC idea. Add another bridge, but make said bridge and the Sagamore both one way? And they are each only three lanes? And have the one with the traffic coming to the Cape be a TOLL BRIDGE? You have to be kidding me.

What genius came up with a plan that only adds one more lane of traffic coming to Cape Cod, and then adds a toll booth to them all? And I don’t want to hear about the automatic toll paying systems. WAY more people don’t have those in their cars than do. 80% of traffic is still going to have to come to a dead stop on this new bridge.

First we hear they are putting a Dunkin’ Donuts at the Bourne Rotary and now this? Why not just put a Dunkin’ inside every toll booth and kill two birds with one stone. If you are gonna make everyone stop at the bridge anyway, you might as well stuff a couple of munchkin’s and a medium iced down their throats. Maybe even throw a gas station up there while you’re at it, why not right, what’s the hurry?

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