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MassDOT issues update on South Coast Rail work taking place in Fall River, New Bedford, Taunton, Middleborough, Lakeville, Raynham, Assonet, and Berkley

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MassDOT has issued an update on the progress of working taking place on South Coast Rail.

Fall River: 24-Hours/Day Work from Pearce Street to Cedar Street
Location of work: Work in railroad right-of-way from Pearce Street to Cedar Street in Fall River
Dates/Hours of Work: 24-hours/day, Wednesday, July 20 to Sunday, July 24

Raynham: 24-Hours/Day Work West of Middleboro Avenue Overhead Bridge
Location of work: Work in railroad right-of-way in Raynham west of the Middleboro Avenue overhead bridge
Dates/Hours of Work: 24-hours/day, Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24

Taunton: 24-Hours/Day Work at Old Colony Avenue
Location of work: Excavation and ballast work in railroad right-of-way at Old Colony Avenue in Taunton
Dates/Hours of Work: 24-hours/day, Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31

Fall River: Traffic Lane Closures at Turner Street
Location of work: Turner Street, Fall River
Dates/Hours of Work: There will be traffic lane closures at the Turner Street railroad bridge to accommodate bridge work Wednesday, July 27, Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29

Fall River: Detour for Work at Pearce Street
Location of work:
Pearce Street, Fall River
Dates/Hours of Work: Road closure/detour of Pearce Street (at Dyer Street) continues Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Fencing Installation: Middleborough, Lakeville, Raynham, Taunton, Assonet, Fall River, Berkley, and New Bedford
Location of work: •Installation of fencing along the Middleborough Secondary Line railroad right-of-way at locations between Route 140 in Taunton and the new Middleborough Station site (161 South Main Street, Middleborough) •Installation of fencing along the Fall River Secondary Line railroad right-of-way at locations between Beechwood Road and the Weaver’s Cove Layover Facility site (2680 North Main Street) in Fall River •Installation of fencing along the New Bedford Main Line railroad right-of-way at locations between the East Taunton Station site (1141 County Street) in Taunton and the New Bedford Station Site (Acushnet Avenue at Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot) in New Bedford
Dates/Hours of Work: Monday through Saturday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Berkley: Railroad Access at Cotley Street
Location of work: Cotley Street in Berkley
Dates/Hours of Work: Please note that the contractor will be using Cotley Street to access the right-of-way for various work activities. This access will be primarily used during the daytime (7:00 AM-7:00 PM) but will also be used 24-hours/day during some activities.

Berkley: Railroad Work at Myricks Street
Location of work: Work in the railroad right-of-way in the area of Myricks Street in Berkley
Dates/Hours of Work: Typically, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Please note that although regular daytime construction hours begin at 7:00 AM, abutters may notice crews arriving at the construction sites prior to this time.

Middleborough Rail Yard Work
Please be advised that as part of the South Coast Rail Project, Mass Coastal Railroad will be making improvements to the Middleborough Rail Yard at Station Street in Middleborough. Generally, crews will be working Monday through Friday during daytime hours.

Daytime Work on Middleborough Secondary and New Bedford Main Line
Location of Work: •New Middleborough Station site, 161 South Main Street, Middleborough •East Taunton Station site, 1141 County Street, Taunton •Wamsutta Layover Facility site, 217 Herman Melville Boulevard, New Bedford •Church Street Station site, 387 Church Street, New Bedford • New Bedford Station Site, Acushnet Avenue (at Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot), New Bedford •Middleborough Secondary and New Bedford Main Line right-of-way
Dates/Hours of Work: •Monday, July 18 through Sunday, July 24, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM •Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Please note that although regular daytime construction hours begin at 7:00 AM, abutters may notice crews arriving at the construction sites prior to this time.

Construction is ongoing at station and layover sites and along the railroad right-of-way from Middleborough to New Bedford.

Daytime Work on Fall River Secondary Line
Construction is ongoing at station and layover sites and along the railroad right-of-way from Berkley to Fall River.
Location of work: •Adams Lane, Berkley •Freetown Station site, 161 South Main Street, Assonet •Weaver’s Cove Layover Facility, 2680 North Main Street, Fall River •Turner Street Railroad Bridge, Fall River •Fall River Depot site, 825 Davol Street, Fall River •Fall River Secondary Line railroad right-of-way
Dates/Hours of Work: •Monday, July 18 through Sunday, July 24, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM •Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Please note that although regular daytime construction hours begin at 7:00 AM, abutters may notice crews arriving at the construction sites prior to this time.

Overnight and Daytime Transportation of Soils
Please note that soils excavated from the railroad right-of-way during the above work are typically transported during the day and may be transported overnight by truck to designated project sites.

Please note, that there will be additional trucking over the next several weeks.

Dates/Hours of Work: •Regular daytime hours 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM •Overnight as necessary, 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM

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