Central Street Closure:
Beginning on Monday, May 2, MassDOT will close Central Street between Davol Street/Route 79 and Pond Street for about two weeks. The closure is necessary to reconstruct the roadway to its final configuration. Signs will be in place indicating the detour route:
- For local access to businesses and tourist attractions, drivers should use the Water Street Connector from Route 79/138 to reach Ponta Delgada Boulevard and turn right for Water Street/Central Street.
Exit 5 Closure Rescheduled:
Beginning on Saturday, May 7, MassDOT will close Exit 5 off I-195 West to Route 79/138 in Fall River through September 2016. The closure is necessary for the contractor to build the new I-195 West off-ramp to Central Street, Route 79/138 and North Davol Street. Signs will be in place indicating detour routes:
- To reach Route 79/138 North and South – Take Exit 6-7 for Plymouth Avenue/Pleasant Street, bear left to take Exit 6 for Pleasant Street, turn right on Pleasant Street, turn left on Ninth Street, turn left on Bedford Street, proceed straight onto Central Street, then turn right on South Davol Street for Route 79/138 North or turn left for Route 79/138 South. An alternate route uses I-195 West across the Braga Bridge to Exit 4B in Somerset.