MassDOT has announced plans to close the Route 6, New Bedford-Fairhaven swing bridge to vehicles for a two-week period beginning at the end of March in order to perform necessary structural steel repairs to the bridge’s floor beams. The closure dates may be affected by weather conditions.
“We are taking this time ahead of the busy tourist season to complete these repairs that will extend the life of this structure,” said MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola. “MassDOT is committed to completing the job as quickly as possible.”
DePaola also noted that local businesses will remain open during repairs.
The swing bridge will be set in the open position to allow marine vessels to transit the area in accordance with Federal Law and US Coast Guard requirements. The following detour will be posted for drivers:
• The primary detour for Route 6 Westbound traffic in Fairhaven is to head north on Main Street, turn left onto Howland Road to Coggeshall Street, and then turn left onto Route 18 Southbound.
• Route 6 Eastbound traffic in New Bedford is being detoured up Route 18 Northbound and onto I-195 Eastbound at (Exit 15) to Exit 18 and onto Route 240 Southbound.
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