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Fall River Route 79 I-195 MapMassDOT  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.

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