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Inspections of the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Fall River and Somerset to cause ramp closure



FALL RIVER/SOMERSET – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is announcing it will be performing routine inspections of the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Fall River and Somerset. As part of the ongoing inspections, the ramp carrying Route 6 eastbound to Route 79 northbound will be temporarily detoured from 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 19, until Monday, December 20 at 5:00 a.m.

The detour will be as follows:

Continue on the exit for Route 6 eastbound and Routes 79 southbound and 138 southbound toward Fall River/Tiverton, Rhode Island.
Stay to the right towards Route 6 eastbound toward Fall River.
Merge onto Route 6 eastbound and stay toward the left towards Route 79 northbound to Fall River/Taunton.
Merge onto Route 6 westbound and stay toward the right to Route 79, Route 24 northbound Taunton/Middleboro.
Stay to the left towards Route 79 northbound and Route 24 northbound to Taunton/Middleboro.

Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and messaging will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.

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

All scheduled work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

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