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MassDOT announces closure of Route 6 West on Veteran’s Memorial Bridge

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) District 5 is announcing that overnight work will be conducted on the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge (over the Taunton River) located between Fall River and Somerset on Friday, September 21,2018. The closure is necessary to facilitate the replacement of the damaged traffic barrier gate.

The work is scheduled to take place from 7:00 p.m., on September 21, to 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 22. Route 6 westbound will be closed to vehicular traffic at this time.
A detour, with full signage, will be in place to aid vehicles in traveling from Fall River into Somerset via I-195 and the Braga Bridge. Traffic traveling on Route 6 eastbound will not be affected.

The temporary detour will be in place for all motor vehicle traffic as follows:
Traveling North on North Davol Street:

· Travel north on North Davol Street to Route 79/138 South (Tiverton RI)
· Continue south on Route 79/138 South (Tiverton RI)
· Follow Route 6 Detour signage to I-195 Westbound, traveling over the Braga Bridge
· Take Exit 4B – Route 103 East/ Somerset
· Take a right at the end of the ramp onto Wilbur Avenue
· Follow Wilbur Avenue (Route 103) to Brayton Avenue
· Follow Brayton Avenue to Route 6

Traveling North on Route 79:

· Travel north on Route 79 North
· Bear right to Route 6 East/North Davol Street
· Travel north on North Davol Street to Route 79/138 South (Tiverton RI)
· Continue south on Route 79/138 South (Tiverton RI)
· Follow Route 6 detour signage to I-195 Westbound, traveling over the Braga Bridge
· Take Exit 4B – Route 103 East/ Somerset
· Take a right at the end of the ramp onto Wilbur Avenue
· Follow Wilbur Avenue (Route 103) to Brayton Avenue
· Follow Brayton Avenue to Route 6

Traveling South on South Davol Street:

· Travel south on South Davol Street
· Follow Route 6 detour signage to I-195 Westbound, traveling over the Braga Bridge
· Take Exit 4B – Route 103 East/ Somerset
· Take a right at the end of the ramp onto Wilbur Avenue
· Follow Wilbur Avenue (Route 103) to Brayton Avenue
· Follow Brayton Avenue to Route 6

Traveling South on Route 79 South:
· Travel south on Route 79
· Follow Route 6 Detour signage to I-195 Westbound, traveling over the Braga Bridge
· Take Exit 4B – Route 103 East/ Somerset
· Take a right at the end of the ramp onto Wilbur Avenue
· Follow Wilbur Avenue (Route 103) to Brayton Avenue
· Follow Brayton Avenue to Route 6

Appropriate signage and messaging will be in place to guide drivers during these operations.

The schedule for this work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

MassDOT encourages drivers to reduce speed and use caution while traveling throughout this area.

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