Closures will be from Friday at 10 p.m. to Sunday at 9 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 complete the steel erection for the north bridge. 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 10 p.m., Friday, May 1, and be complete by 9 a.m., Sunday, May 3.
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 24 South traffic to Route 44 East or continuing on Route 24 South
- Route 24 North traffic to Route 44 West or continuing on Route 24 North
- Route 44 East traffic to Route 24 North or continuing on Route 44 East
- Route 44 West traffic to Route 24 South or continuing on Route 44 West
The detour routes are listed below, and maps can be viewed at the links:
Route 24 South to Route 44 East or Route 24 South Continuation: Take Exit 13 and cross over Route 44 to access the ramp to continue on Route 24 South. For traffic destined for Route 44 East, take Exit 12 and head south on Route 140. Take the ramp to Route 24 North. Take Exit 13A to reach Route 44 East.
Route 24 North to Route 44 West or Route 24 North Continuation: Take Exit 13A and cross over Route 44 to access the ramp to continue on Route 24 North. For traffic destined for Route 44 West, take Exit 14B off Route 24 to I-495 North. Take Exit 7B for Route 24 South. Take Exit 13 for Route 44 West.
Route 44 East to Route 24 North or Route 44 East Continuation: Take Route 24 South. Take Exit 12 and head south on Route 140. Take the ramp to Route 24 North. Take Exit 13A to cross over Route 44 to access Route 24 North via the on-ramp or continue onto Route 44 East.
Route 44 West to Route 24 South or Route 44 West Continuation: Take the ramp to Route 24 North. Take Exit 14B for I-495 North. Take Exit 7B for Route 24 South. Take Exit 13 for Route 44 West or cross over Route 44 to access the ramp to Route 24 South.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dan Fielding, MassDOT Highway Division Legislative Liaison, at 857-368-8959.