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Route 79 Braga Bridge LogoMassDOT has scheduled a public meeting on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project as follows:

Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Heritage State Park Auditorium, 200 Davol Street, Fall River

Please join MassDOT at the public meeting on Tuesday, October 7 for an update on construction progress on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project. The project team will describe upcoming activities, such as the opening of the Water Street Connector, demolition work near Canal Street and traffic modifications. The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session.

The purpose of the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project is to 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. MassDOT is removing the elevated section of Route 79 and building a new surface roadway to connect with Davol Street and the waterfront; rebuilding the nine “spaghetti ramps” connecting Route 79 and I-195; constructing two new roadways to connect with the waterfront; repairing, cleaning and painting the Braga Bridge; and enhancing pedestrian and bicycle accommodations.

For questions or concerns, please contact the project team by calling the hotline at 781-774-0441 or by emailing to

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