Massachusetts lawmakers announced the grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Friday evening, and said it could be a sign of further funding for the Bourne and Sagamore bridges, the two aging roadways that serve as the only vehicle passage to and from the Cape.

Funds to replace the aging Bourne and Sagamore bridges did not make the cut Wednesday as part of a first round of funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.


After a 2019 study found that the iconic Bourne and Sagamore bridges were “functionally obsolete,” the public got their first look at the three proposed replacements during a public hearing on Tuesday.

With a major project to rebuild the Bourne and Sagamore bridges in the pipeline, MassDOT will host two virtual public meetings this week.