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massDOT announces Veteran’s Memorial Bridge closure and detour

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) District 5 will conduct overnight work on the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) District 5 will conduct overnight work on the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge (over the Taunton River) between Fall River and Somerset on Friday June 22, 2018. Route 6 westbound will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 22 to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, June 23. The closure is necessary to replace the damaged traffic barrier gate. A detour, with full signage, will be in place to aid vehicles in traveling from Fall River into Somerset via I-1-95 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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