February 14, 2020

State House News Service: Alarm Sounded Over Absence Of Cape Cod Canal Bridge Project Funds

BOSTON - Worried the lack of funding in the president's budget is a sign of the administration's disinterest in the project, Massachusetts Congressional delegation members this week called on federal officials to get behind the full replacement of the Bourne and Sagamore bridges over the Cape Cod Canal. 

In a letter Thursday to a U.S. Army assistant secretary and White House chief of staff and budget chief Mick Mulvaney, U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren and Congressman William Keating demanded to know how the feds plan to finance the bridge replacement plan.


"We are concerned that this decision reflects a failure to understand the urgency of the situation for the Cape & Island," the elected officials wrote. "The residents of this region cannot wait multiple years for this project to begin. The Bourne and Sagamore are not only vital links to the beating heart of the Massachusetts tourism economy, but critical evacuation routes in the event of an emergency. Two new structures are needed without delay in order to protect both the local economy and public safety."

Read the full article from State House News Service here.

By:  Colin A. Young
Source: State House News Service