Traffic impact will allow crews to conduct bridge repairs following vehicle strike
METHUEN – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that Route 213 eastbound in Methuen will be closed to all vehicular traffic this evening in order to allow crews to conduct bridge repair operations.
This full roadway closure will be implemented from 8 p.m., through approximately 5 a.m., Thursday, July 11 and will enable crews to conduct repairs on a bridge beam damaged earlier this morning by a vehicle strike. The timing of the re-opening of the roadway will be dependent on the progress of operations.
During this closure, all traffic on Route 213 eastbound will be detoured at Exit 3 and the on-ramp from Pleasant Street will remain closed. Drivers should also note that travel lanes are restricted on the bridge which carries Howe Street over Route 213, and this configuration will remain in place until permanent repairs can be made.
Appropriate signage and law enforcement details will be in place to guide drivers through the work area. People traveling through the impacted areas should be mindful of delays, reduce speed, and use caution.
For more information on traffic conditions travelers are 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.