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Bridge inspection on I-195 to Route 79/138 to cause ramp closure



FALL RIVER – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that it will be conducting overnight inspection operations on the bridge structure that carries vehicular traffic from Interstate 195 westbound to Route 79/138 northbound.

The work is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 5, beginning at 9:00 p.m. and concluding Friday morning by 5:00 a.m. The work is expected to be completed in one night.

The inspection operations will require the closure of the ramp with traffic being detoured onto Central Street where motorists can take a right onto Route 79/138 northbound. Traffic management will include standard set-ups and control measures and police details.

Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.

All scheduled work is weather dependent and/or may be impacted due to an emergency.

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