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Taunton Issues Friday

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division District 5 will temporarily close a section of Route 140 (County Street) in Taunton for three nights beginning at 9:00 p.m., on Friday, May 5, 2017. 

Route 140 (County Street), between the Route 24 interchange and Mozzone Boulevard, will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each night on May 5, May 6 and May 7, to allow for the reconstruction of the railroad tracks. 

The section of Route 140 (County Street) impacted by construction activities is scheduled to reopen to traffic at 5:00 a.m., on May 6, May 7 and May 8. 

A temporary detour will be in place each night for all motor vehicle traffic as follows:

For traffic traveling northbound on Route 140:

  • Take Exit 11 to Stevens Street
  • Turn right and head north on Stevens Street
  • Turn left and head west on Middleboro Avenue/ Hart Street
  • Back onto Route 140 (County Street).

For traffic traveling southbound on Route 140:

  • Turn left and head east on Hart Street / Middleboro Avenue
  • Turn right and head south on Stevens Street
  • At the first set of traffic signals take a left onto Route 140 northbound
  • Or continue to the second set of traffic signals and take a left onto Route 140 southbound.

For traffic traveling northbound on Route 24:

  • Take Exit 12A onto Route 140 southbound
  • Take Exit 11A and head north on Stevens Street
  • Turn left and head west on Middleboro Avenue / Hart Street
  • Back onto Route 140 (County Street).

For traffic traveling southbound on Route 24:

  • Take Exit 12 to Route 140 (County Street)
  • Turn right onto Route 140 southbound
  • Take Exit 11A and head north on Stevens Street
  • Turn left and head west on Middleboro Avenue / Hart Street
  • Back onto Route 140 (County Street).

For traffic traveling northbound County Street:

  • Continue north to Stevens Street
  • Turn left and head west on Middleboro Avenue / Hart Street
  • Back onto Route 140 (County Street).

For traffic traveling from the Silver City Galleria Mall:

  • Turn left and head north on Stevens Street
  • Turn left and head west on Middleboro Avenue / Hart Street
  • Back onto Route 140 (County Street).

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 should any sort of emergency situation occur.

 

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