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MassDOT exploring possible third bridge to Cape Cod

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The Public Private Partnership Oversight Commission is discussing the construction of a third bridge across the Cape Cod Canal, parallel to the existing Sagamore Bridge, officials with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said Tuesday. An average 22,100 vehicles travel per day to and from the Cape, sometimes causing backups for hours during peak season, officials said in a statement. Up to four lanes of travel in one direction on both the Sagamore Bridge and an identical bridge would reduce traffic congestion, according to the statement. The new span, which is only in an exploratory stage, would be built and operated privately, with the funds recovered through a standard toll, said Michael Verseckes, a MassDOT spokesman.

Jennifer Smith can be reached at jennifer.smith@globe.com.
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