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Drainage cleaning work on Braga Bridge to cause Fall River, Somerset lane closures

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FALL RIVER /SOMERSET – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is announcing that it will be conducting drainage structure cleaning operations on the Braga Bridge carrying Interstate 195 eastbound and westbound over the Taunton River in Fall River and Somerset. The work will be broken out into two separate cleaning operations which will begin on Wednesday, October 7, and on Wednesday, October 14, respectively. Each operation is anticipated to be completed in two days.

The work will require temporary lane closures and will be conducted as follows:

Work will begin on Wednesday, October 7, and is anticipated to be completed in two days. The work will take place daily from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The breakdown lane and right travel lanes will be closed on October 7.

Work will begin on Wednesday, October 14, and is anticipated to be completed in two days. The work will take place daily from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The left breakdown lane and high-speed lane will be closed to complete cleaning operations.

Traffic controls will be in place and State Police will be onsite to assist with traffic.

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 situation.

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