Westwood drivers should expect detours as work begins on East St. Bridge

WESTWOOD, MASS. (WHDH) - Westwood drivers should expect delays and detours as work begins on the East Street Bridge on Saturday.

Officials for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority say that the work to lower the roadway underneath the bridge that carries the Franklin Commuter Rail Line will begin at 6 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. April 20.

The road heading westbound will be shut down at the rotary over I-95/Route 128. Local traffic only will be permitted to pass through to Carroll Avenue.

Officials say those traveling westbound from Interstate 95 and Route 128 should take the University Ave. Exit and follow the road to Route 1, cross onto Everett Street, turn right onto Washington Street and proceed onto East Street.

The road leading eastbound will be open to traffic throughout the duration of the reconstruction.

Construction to increase the vertical clearance of the bridge to 13 feet, 3 inches on the bridge has been ongoing since March 2018.

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