NEW BEDFORD — This coming Thursday, a busy offramp on Interstate 195 in New Bedford will be closed for a significant portion of the day.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says it will be implementing a temporary daytime closure of the ramp from I-195 westbound to Route 18 southbound in New Bedford. The closure will take place Thursday, April 22 from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The purpose of the closure is to conduct milling and paving operations.

MassDOT suggests the following detour:

– Vehicles traveling on I-195 westbound will continue west on I-195 and take exit 24A (old exit 13A)
– Merge onto Route 140 southbound
– Take exit 2A to merge onto I-195 eastbound for 1.5 miles
– Take exit 26 (old Exit 15) to merge onto Route 18 southbound

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