FALL RIVER – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that it will be temporarily closing the exit 4 ramp from Route 24 southbound to I-195 eastbound overnight tonight. The closure is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m., and will continue through to 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 20.
The temporary ramp closure is necessary to perform deck repairs to the bridge carrying the ramp over I-195 westbound. The temporary ramp closure will be done using law enforcement details and a temporary traffic control detour plan.
A temporary detour will be in place as follows:
Route 24 Southbound Detour
Proceed south on Route 24
Take the exit onto I-195 W/MA-24 south toward Fall River
Take exit 8A for MA-24 south toward Tiverton R.I./Newport R.I.
Continue onto MA-24 south
Take exit 2 for Brayton Ave. toward Eastern Ave.
Turn right onto Brayton Ave.
Turn right to merge onto MA-24 north toward Boston/Providence
Continue onto MA-24 north
Take exit 3 to I-195 east/MA-24 north (New Bedford/Boston)
Merge onto I-195 east /MA-24 north
Continue on I-195 east past exit 8B to MA-24 north
Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed and use caution. Appropriate signage and messaging will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.
The schedule for this work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.