FALL RIVER - This weekend, there will be a detour on Route 24 northbound and southbound between two busy interchanges.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that it will be conducting a culvert installation across Route 24 between the interchange with Interstate 195 and the interchange with President Avenue/Eastern Avenue (Route 6), in Fall River.

The work will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 21, and is scheduled to continue through 5 a.m. on Monday, May 24. Route 24 traffic within that area will be detoured at varying times as work is done. The work at this section of Route 24 will be performed around the clock to minimize the roadway closure.

Route 24 northbound will be detoured first, and then as work progresses, the northbound lanes will be opened and Route 24 southbound will be detoured.

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The detours will be as follows:

Route 24 north coming from I-195 east:
Continue on I-195 East to the exit to Route 24 south (Tiverton RI/Newport RI).
Take the exit to Route 24 south and continue to the exit to the Brayton Avenue exit.
Take the exit to Brayton Avenue.
Take right on Brayton Avenue to Eastern Avenue (Route 6).
Continue straight on Eastern Avenue (Route 6) to north Eastern Avenue (Route 6).
Continue on North Eastern Avenue to the rotary.
Take the first right at the rotary to Route 24 north.

Route 24 north coming from I-195 west:
Take the exit to Route 24 south (Tiverton RI/Newport RI) and continue to the exit to the Brayton Avenue exit.
Take the exit to Brayton Avenue.
Take right on Brayton Avenue to Eastern Avenue (Route 6).
Continue straight on Eastern Avenue (Route 6) to north Eastern Avenue (Route 6).
Continue on north Eastern Avenue to the rotary.
Take the first right at the rotary to Route 24 north.

Route 24 north coming from Rhode Island:
Take the ramp to Brayton Avenue.
Take right on Brayton Avenue to Eastern Avenue (Route 6).
Continue straight on Eastern Avenue (Route 6) to north Eastern Avenue (Route 6).
Continue on north Eastern Avenue to the rotary.
Take the first right at the rotary to Route 24 north.

Route 24 South coming from Freetown:
Take President Avenue/Eastern Avenue exit to Route 6.
Enter the rotary and take the second right to north Eastern Avenue (Route 6).
Continue straight on North Eastern Avenue (Route 6) to Eastern Avenue.
Continue straight on Eastern Avenue (Route 6) to Brayton Avenue.
Continue straight on Brayton Avenue.
Take the second left to Route 24 south.

Drivers traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. All scheduled work is weather-dependent and/or may be impacted due to an emergency situation.

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 that 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.

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