Submitted by the Bedford Department of Public Works

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that a weekend road closure and detour of a portion of the Middlesex Turnpike in the vicinity of the Shawsheen River crossing in Bedford will be implemented from Friday, June 14 @ 7 pm until Sunday, June 16 @ 7 pm.

This roadway closure/detour is necessary to allow crews to safely and effectively conduct excavation and staging operations required for the construction of the new bridge.

Detours

For these operations, southbound Middlesex Turnpike traffic will be detoured at Lexington Road to Old Billerica Road southbound to Route 62 eastbound to Middlesex Turnpike. Northbound Middlesex Turnpike traffic will be detoured at Crosby Drive to Route 62 westbound to Old Billerica Road northbound to Lexington Road northbound to Middlesex Turnpike.

Click this link to view/download/print a PDF of the detour map

Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and advanced message boards will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.

Realtime Updates

For more information on traffic conditions, travelers are also encouraged to:

  • Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions.
  • Visit www.mass511.com, 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.

About the Project

This work is part of a $35 million transportation improvement project in Bedford and Billerica and is currently scheduled to be completed in 2023.

The schedule for this work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

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