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Route 79 Braga Bridge LogoMassDOT will begin implementing traffic changes for the next stage of construction for the Route 79/Braga Bridge Project on Wednesday, November 12. The following changes will be implemented in a phased approach through the middle of December:

  • Vehicles on Route 79/138 (Broadway) bound for Interstate 195 (I-195) east and westbound will be shifted to a temporary ramp to allow demolition of the existing elevated ramp.
  • Close North Davol Street to two-way traffic between Central Street and the u-turn and open South Davol Street to two-way traffic between Central Street and the u-turn.
  • Open Water Street Connector to one-way traffic and open a portion of Route 79/138 (Broadway) from Columbia Street to the Water Street Connector to two-way traffic.
  • Close Anawan Street/Pocasset Street to through traffic between Davol Street and the Work Out World (WOW) parking lot (local access maintained).

These traffic changes will be in place into the summer of 2015.

The Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project is one of the largest projects of the Patrick Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program, a $3 billion effort to reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges in Massachusetts.

Please visit the Traffic page of the project website for details and to view detour maps. Signage will be in place indicating detour routes and police details will be present to facilitate travel through the work zones.

Local access to area attractions and abutting properties will be maintained at all times. All businesses are open. Motorists should follow the Battleship Cove Area signage for access to the waterfront.

MassDOT encourages drivers to seek alternate routes if not destined for the project area to avoid delays. Drivers who are traveling through the affected area to reach a local business or attraction should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution while approaching and traveling through the work zone.

For more information, visit the project website. For questions or to report issues related to construction, please call the project hotline at 781-774-0441.


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