The emergency maintenance repairs will start tonight, Tuesday, June 1.

NEW BEDFORD/FAIRHAVEN - The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that it will be conducting emergency bridge joint repair operations on the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge located on U.S. Route 6. The work will take place from 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, June 1, through 4 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2.

The work will require temporary lane and shoulder closures. A minimum of one open travel lane will be maintained at all times on U.S. Route 6 eastbound and westbound.
Standard temporary traffic control measures will be utilized and will include the use of police details.

Drivers who are 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 information on traffic conditions, travelers are encouraged to:

  • Dial 511 before heading out onto the roadways and select a route to hear real-time conditions.
  • Visit, a website that provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, access to traffic cameras, 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.

It may be best to seek an alternate route if possible and avoid traveling on the bridge while work is being done between 8 pm on Tuesday and 4 am on Wednesday.

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