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Lane and ramp closures to take place in Boston, Fall River, Barnstable and Chelmsford to test Wrong Way Vehicle Detection Systems



BARNSTABLE, BOSTON, CHELMSFORD, FALL RIVER – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is announcing it will be utilizing short duration, intermittent lane and ramp closures occurring nightly from 10:00 p.m. through 4:00 a.m. the following morning beginning on Monday night, February 13, through Friday morning, February 17. These intermittent closures are needed to test Wrong Way Vehicle Detection Systems at various locations.

These temporary traffic restrictions will be implemented as follows:

Barnstable: Route 6 eastbound and westbound exit 68 at Route 132 on Monday, February 13, through Tuesday morning February 14
Fall River: I-195 eastbound exit 11 at Route 79 on Tuesday, February 14, through Wednesday morning, February 15
Boston: I-93 northbound exit 17 at Cross Street and I-90 eastbound exit 135 at Haul Road on Wednesday, February 15, through Thursday morning, February 16
Chelmsford: Route 3 southbound at exit 81C at Route 110 on Thursday, February 16, through Friday morning, February 17

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

This work is part of a $2.6 million pilot program project consisting of installing Wrong Way Vehicle Detection Systems at 16 ramp locations throughout Massachusetts. The project is currently expected to be completed in Spring of 2023.

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

The schedule for this work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

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