A familiar Fall River highway will soon be seeing some improvements.
State Representative Carole Fiola has announced plans for resurfacing and safety improvement work that was adopted in the recently passed transportation bill.
The project consists of the resurfacing of Route 24 in the City of Fall River from Route I-195, north to the Fall River / Freetown Town Line, approximately 5.80 miles. Also included is the resurfacing of the President Avenue Rotary and connecting Route 24 ramps at Exit 5.
In addition to resurfacing, driver safety improvements are proposed at the northbound Route 24 / Route 79 merge and at the northbound Exit 8A ramp to Airport Road. These safety improvements were recommendations from the Road Safety Audit conducted 11/12/18. The safety improvements include advanced signs and updated pavement markings at the Route 24 and Route 79 merge, widening and an increase in length of the deceleration lane for the northbound Airport road off ramp (Exit 8A) including grading and drainage improvements at the ramp.
Schedule: Scheduled Advertising Date: 6/29/2019
Anticipated start of construction: Spring 2020