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MassDOT schedules roadway and ramp closures on Routes 44 and 24

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RAYNHAM – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that a number of traffic management measures will be implemented to facilitate the demolition of the remainder of the existing Route 44 Bridge structure. Construction operations are scheduled to take place during overnight hours on Friday and Saturday nights, beginning on Friday, November 8, at 9:00 p.m. until Saturday, November 9, at 6:00 a.m., and Saturday, November 9, at 9:00 p.m. until Sunday, November 10, at 6:00 a.m.

The work will require overnight roadway and ramp closures in the vicinity of the Route 44 bridge over Route 24. The closures and re-openings will occur in phases during this time.

Signage and police details will be in place to facilitate the shift, and access will remain available for emergency vehicles needing to continue across the bridge on Route 44.

The work to shift traffic will require closures and detours as follows:

Route 44 east to Route 24 north or Route 44 east continuation

Take Route 24 south. Take exit 12 and head south on Route 140. Take the ramp to Route 24 north. Take exit 13A to cross over Route 44 to access Route 24 north via the on-ramp or continue onto Route 44 east.

Route 44 west to Route 24 south or Route 44 west continuation

Take the ramp to Route 24 north. Take exit 14B for I-495 north. Take exit 7B for Route 24 south. Take exit 13 for Route 44 west or cross over Route 44 to access the ramp to Route 24 south.

Route 24 south to Route 44 east or Route 24 south continuation:

Take exit 13 and cross over Route 44 to access the ramp to continue on Route 24 south. For traffic destined for Route 44 east, take exit 12 and head south on Route 140. Take the ramp to Route 24 north. Take exit 13A to reach Route 44 west.

Route 24 north to Route 44 west or Route 24 north continuation

Take Exit 14A and cross over Route 44 to access the ramp to continue on Route 24 North. For traffic destined for Route 44 West, take Exit 14B off Route 24 to I-495 North. Take Exit 7B for Route 24 South. Take Exit 13 for Route 44 West.

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