The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that the off-ramp from I-195 Eastbound to Route 18 Southbound in New Bedford will be closed overnight beginning at 8:00 pm on Thursday, February 23, and reopening at 4:30 am on Friday, February 24. The temporary ramp closure is necessary to complete bridge deck repairs.

Traffic will be detoured to Exit 16 as follows; travel west on Washburn Street, north onto Belleville Avenue, West onto Coggeshall Street, and south onto Route 18.

Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.

The schedule for these operations is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

--MassDOT