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Route 44 over Route 24 Bridge Replacement Project - traffic information and construction updates

Information on traffic and construction during bridge replacement

The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change.

MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution.

Nighttime Ramp Closures along Route 44 and Route 24, Week of July 18

MassDOT's contractor, SPS New England, will implement nighttime ramp closures along Route 44 and Route 24 to accommodate line striping, bike lane striping, guardrail installation and rumble strip installation. To complete this work, the following ramp closures will be implemented from 8:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning:

Sunday, July 18, the following ramps will be closed intermittently throughout the night

  • Route 44 Eastbound to Route 24 Northbound and Southbound ramp closure
  • Route 24 Northbound to Route 44 Eastbound and Westbound ramp closure
  • Route 44 Westbound to Route 24 Southbound and Northbound ramp closure
  • Route 24 Southbound to Route 44 Eastbound and Westbound ramp closure

Monday, July 19 through Thursday, July 22

  • Route 44 Eastbound to Route 24 Northbound ramp closure
  • Route 44 Westbound to Route 24 Southbound ramp closure

Signage and police details will be in place to facilitate travel during these closures.

Detour Routes

Route 44 Westbound to Route 24 Southbound or Northbound

  • Drivers traveling on Route 44 Westbound looking to take the ramp to Route 24 Southbound or Northbound should continue on Route 44 Westbound to turn right on South Street West. From South Street West, drivers should turn left on Route 104 to turn left onto Route 44 Eastbound. From Route 44 Eastbound, take the appropriate ramp.

Route 24 Southbound to Route 44 Eastbound or Westbound

  • Drivers traveling on Route 24 Southbound looking to access Route 44 Eastbound or Westbound should use the Route 140 exit (Exit 17) to access Route 24 Northbound. From Route 24 Northbound, take Exit 20A to access Route 44 Eastbound. From Route 44 Eastbound, continue on Paramount Drive to turn left on Route 44 Westbound.

Route 44 Eastbound to Route 24 Northbound or Southbound

  • Drivers traveling on Route 44 Eastbound looking to take a ramp to Route 24 Northbound or Southbound should continue on Route 44 Eastbound to Paramount Drive, turn left onto Route 44 Westbound and take the appropriate exit ramp.

Route 24 Northbound to Route 44 Eastbound

  • Drivers traveling on Route 24 Northbound looking to access Route 44 Eastbound should take Exit 20A and follow the Route 104 detour to access Route 44 Eastbound.

Route 24 Northbound to Route 44 Westbound

  • Drivers traveling on Route 24 Northbound looking to access Route 44 Westbound should take Exit 20A from Route 24 Northbound to turn right on Route 44 Eastbound, continue on Route 44 Eastbound to Paramount Drive, and turn left onto Route 44 Westbound.

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Construction – Stage 4

Bridge construction is approaching completion and the Contractor is currently proceeding with final roadway construction, including guardrail and barrier installation, final paving and striping, and signage installation.

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