Post Content

Route 79 Braga Bridge, Fall River

MassDOT has scheduled a public meeting for the Route79/BragaBridge Improvements Project as follows:

Tuesday, September 24, 7-9pm, Heritage State Park Auditorium, 200 Davol Street, Fall River

The project will enhance safety and access along the Route 79 corridor and the interchange with I-195 and bring the roadway and bridges up to current standards. The project will remove the elevated section of Route 79 and build a new surface roadway to connect with Davol Street and the waterfront; rebuild the nine “spaghetti ramps” connecting Route 79 and I-195; construct two new roadways to connect with the waterfront; repair, clean and paint the BragaBridge; and enhance pedestrian and bicycle accommodations.

The $197 million Fall River Route 79/I-195 Interchange Project is the final of five Mega Projects in the Patrick Administration’s historic Accelerated Bridge Program.

Please join MassDOT at the public meeting on September 24 to learn about the final design and construction phase of the project, which will begin this fall, and share your feedback. The project team will introduce the project and discuss the phases, schedule and traffic management plans. The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session.

Please visit the project website at www.mass.gov/massdot/route79project to sign up for email alerts and learn more about this important project. For more information, please contact Stephanie Boundy, MassDOT Public Outreach Coordinator, at (857) 368-8904 or stephanie.boundy@state.ma.us.

For more information or to request reasonable accommodation and/or language services please contact MassDOT’s Director of Civil Rights by phone at (857) 368-8580, TTD/TTY at (857) 368-0603, fax (857) 368-0602 or by email to MASSDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us.

Written By:

Recent Posts

RMV: New Boston Branch Location, Low Number Lottery Drawing posted on Aug 28

RMV: New Boston Branch Location, Low Number Lottery Drawing

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue announced the annual low number license plate lottery drawing will be held on September 10 at the RMV’s soon-to-open new Boston branch, Haymarket Center at 136 Blackstone Street. “As we move our operations to a new Boston   …Continue Reading RMV: New Boston Branch Location, Low Number Lottery Drawing

Labor Day Weekend Travel: Plan Ahead! posted on Aug 27

Labor Day Weekend Travel: Plan Ahead!

MassDOT encourages motorists to plan ahead for safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Heaviest Labor Day traffic on I-90 is expected Thursday and Friday westbound and Monday afternoon-evening eastbound.  The number of toll transactions on the Turnpike from Weston to the New   …Continue Reading Labor Day Weekend Travel: Plan Ahead!

Boston: I-90 Construction Update posted on Aug 26

Boston: I-90 Construction Update

MassDOT contractors in August and September continue the preparation work to improve the median and Commonwealth Avenue Bridge substructure on Interstate 90 in Boston. The left lanes in both Eastbound and Westbound directions on I-90 from west of the Prudential tunnel to the Commonwealth Avenue   …Continue Reading Boston: I-90 Construction Update