MassDOT Advisory: Brayton Point Towers Implosion--The Bridges

MassDOT Advisory: Somerset, Sunday, March 24

Temporary Brief Closure of Braga Bridge and Veteran’s Memorial Bridge

For safety reasons, local roads will close during Brayton Point Power Plant Chimney Demolition 

SOMERSET – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that it will be implementing temporary brief traffic control operations on major roadways near the Brayton Point Power Plant on Sunday, March 24, beginning at 8:00 a.m.


 Travel on the Braga Bridge and Veteran’s Memorial Bridge will be stopped and there will be a rolling roadblock on portions of I-195 westbound and Route 79 southbound due to the scheduled demolition of chimneys on Sunday at the Brayton Point Power Plant.  


The traffic control operations will be used to limit the traffic on I-195 on the Braga Bridge, and to open the draw span on the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge to help stop traffic in this area.  


Drivers traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. All scheduled work is weather dependent and/or may be impacted due to an emergency situation.


For more information on traffic conditions travelers are encouraged to:


•         Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions.

•         Visit, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.

•         Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.

•         Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.