For immediate release: July 18, 2019
Contact: MassDOT Press Office: 857-368-8500
MassDOT Advisory: Raynham, July 23
MassDOT Schedules Overnight Full Closures of Route 24 South & Route 44 West On-Ramp to Route 24 South
RAYNHAM – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that contractor SPS New England will implement a full closure of Route 24 south in the vicinity of the Route 44 interchange to install the final girder for the new Route 44 East Bridge over Route 24. There will also be a full closure of the Route 44 west on-ramp to Route 24 south. The closures will take place on Tuesday, July 23, from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning.
While Route 24 South is closed:
- Route 24 southbound through traffic will be bypassed up and over Route 44 and back onto Route 24 using the interchange ramps.
- The on-ramp from Route 44 westbound to Route 24 southbound will be closed and detoured.
- Route 44 eastbound and westbound will be reduced to a single lane in the vicinity of the bridge.
Should weather or other unanticipated factors create a need to postpone the work, it will take place on Wednesday, July 24 instead.
The detour routes are listed below.
Route 44 Westbound to Route 24 Southbound Detour
- While the ramp is closed, westbound Route 44 vehicular traffic heading toward Route 24 southbound will be detoured using town roadways. Signage will be in place directing vehicles to use the following route: Continue on Route 44 westbound past the exit. Take a right to travel onto South Street west. Follow South Street west and take a left onto Route 104. Take a left from Route 104 onto Route 44 eastbound. Take a right onto the on-ramp to Route 24 southbound.
Route 24 South Detour
- While Route 24 southbound is closed at the Route 44 Bridge, vehicles should take exit 13 for Route 44 west. At the top of the ramp, cross over Route 44 onto the Route 24 south on-ramp.
The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.
For more information on traffic conditions travelers are encouraged to:
- Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions.
- Visit www.mass511.com, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.
- Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.
- Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.