Traffic closure on the Padanaram Bridge in South Dartmouth has been extended for a few more days.

Most of us are self-quarantined at home, but there are still essential workers who depend on the bridge to get to work.

The originally scheduled construction dates were from Monday, April 13 at 7 a.m. through Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. Now, the re-opening date for the bridge has been pushed back to Tuesday, April 21.

According to the Town of Dartmouth, the DPW is performing electrical upgrades to the Padanaram Bridge. The work will require power to the bridge to be discontinued during this period. The bridge will be placed on the "open to mariners" position (the upright position) requiring the bridge and causeway to be closed to vehicle and pedestrian access.

The DPW also said to please be aware that weather will affect the timeline of the bridge construction and the re-opening could once again be extended in the event that unforeseen work is identified.

Local detours will be posted when necessary to allow local traffic to commute back and forth to their desired locations.

An alternate route can be taken through Apponagansett in order to travel from one area of Padanaram to the other.

Once again, this is per order of the Dartmouth DPW. It is only temporary and will be opened up on Tuesday, and a friendly reminder to just stay home if you do not have to travel.

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