Raynham Police Remind Residents of Upcoming Route 44, Route 24 Road Closures

Raynham Police Department
Chief James Donovan
53 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Raynham Police Remind Residents of Upcoming Route 44, Route 24 Road Closures

Closures will be from Friday at 9 p.m. to Sunday at 10 a.m.

RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan would like to share a message from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) regarding the upcoming scheduled closure of Route 44 and Route 24 in Raynham this weekend for a bridge replacement project:

MassDOT’s contractor, SPS New England, will implement a number of traffic management measures to shift all four lanes of Route 44 traffic onto the new bridge. The shift will allow the contractor to demolish the remainder of the existing bridge for Stage 3 of construction.

The work will require daytime and overnight roadway and ramp closures in the vicinity of the Route 44 bridge over Route 24. The work will take place from 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, and be complete by 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 20.

The closures and re-openings will occur in phases during this time. Signage and police details will be in place to facilitate the shift. The work to shift traffic will require closures and detours for the following:

  • Route 44 eastbound at the bridge
  • Route 44 eastbound to Route 24 northbound on-ramp
  • Route 24 southbound to Route 44 eastbound off-ramp (note that Route 44 westbound will still be accessible from Exit 13 off-ramp)
  • Route 44 westbound at the bridge
  • Route 44 westbound to Route 24 southbound on-ramp
  • Route 24 northbound to Route 44 westbound off-ramp

Route 44 Eastbound at the Bridge and Route 44 Eastbound to Route 24 Northbound Detour
While Route 44 eastbound at the bridge is closed:

  • Vehicles wishing to continue on Route 44 will be directed to take the on-ramp to Route 24 southbound to Exit 12 and turn right onto Route 140 southbound. Take the on-ramp to Route 24 northbound. Then, continue to Exit 13A for Route 44 eastbound. See the Route 44 Eastbound Closure Detour Map.
  • Vehicles wishing to access Route 24 northbound will be directed to take the on-ramp to Route 24 southbound to Exit 12 and turn right onto Route 140 southbound. Take the on-ramp to Route 24 northbound. See the Route 44 Eastbound Closure Detour Map.

Route 24 Southbound to Route 44 Eastbound Detour
While the ramp is closed, southbound Route 24 vehicular traffic wishing to reach Route 44 eastbound will be detoured using the following route:

Route 44 Westbound at the Bridge and Route 44 Westbound to Route 24 Southbound Detour
While Route 44 westbound at the bridge is closed:

  • Vehicles wishing to continue on Route 44 westbound will be directed to take the on-ramp to Route 24 northbound to Exit 14B to I-495 Westbound. Take the off-ramp to Route 24 southbound. Then, continue to Exit 13 for Route 44 westbound. See the Route 44 Westbound Closure Detour Map.
  • Vehicles wishing to access Route 24 southbound will be directed to take the on-ramp to Route 24 northbound to Exit 14B to I-495 North. Take Exit 7B for Route 24 South. See the Route 44 Westbound Closure Detour Map.

Route 24 Northbound to Route 44 Westbound Detour
While the ramp is closed, northbound Route 24 vehicular traffic heading toward Route 44 westbound will be detoured using the following route:

The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

Visit the project website, www.mass.gov/route44over24 for more information.

For project questions or comments, please email [email protected] or contact Dan Fielding, MassDOT Highway Division Legislative Liaison, at 857-368-8959.

 

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