Parts of Route 79 in FR to close this weekend

Route 79 construction project in Fall River

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) – Part of Route 79 in Fall River will be closed to drivers this weekend.

The Fall River Herald reports that the following areas will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday:

  • Area between Durfee and Water Streets
  • Area between Exit 5 from 195 and North Davol Street
  • Area between President Avenue and Central Street

The closures, according to the Mass. Dept. of Transportation, are necessary to demolish the existing elevated portion of Route 79.

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