MassDOT contractors will be undertaking overnight weekend bridge deck and joint repair work during the remainder of October on two of the Fall River “spaghetti ramps,” connecting Route 79 and I-195. The ramp repairs support upcoming work on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project.
During the work, MassDOT’s contractor will close the ramps that connect Route 79 SB to I-195 WB/Braga Bridge and Route 79 SB to I-195 EB on Friday, October 18/Saturday, October 19 and Friday, October 25/Saturday, October 26 from the hours of 10 PM to 8 AM. The schedule is weather-dependent.
Traffic trying to reach I-195 WB/Braga Bridge will be detoured onto I-195 EB and directed to Exit 7, Plymouth Ave, a left at Plymouth Ave, then a left back to the I-195WB ramp to Braga Bridge. Traffic trying to reach I-195 EB will need to take a left onto the Braga Bridge/I-195 WB and take exit 4A West to Rte. 103/Wilber Ave. order to access the I-195 EB ramp to the Braga Bridge.
Detour signage will be in place throughout the work zone.
Please visit the project website at www.mass.gov/massdot/route79project to sign up for email alerts and updates and to learn more about this project. The Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project is one of the five “mega” projects of the Patrick Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program to reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges in Massachusetts.