A lot has changed since the canal bridges were built in 1933. Our population has increased, summer tourism has grown, and more people commute daily on and off the Cape. This increased traffic, combined with maintenance requirements for the bridges and limited roadway capacity feeding the bridges, is creating historic traffic backups. On The Point, we discuss some of the challenges and potential solutions for easing traffic around and over the cape Cod Canal.
Tom Guerino, Bourne Town Administrator, Steven Tupper, Transportation Program Manger at the Cape Cod Commission, Wendy Northcross, CEO of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and Massachusetts State Representative Bill Keating are guests on the program. Mindy Todd hosts. Here's a link to the Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is conducting.