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TSM - New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge

State Officials Say Repairs To Popes Island Bridge Should Finish By Fall

State officials say repairs on the Popes Island Bridge could be finished in a few months.
Michael Verseckes, a spokesman with the Massachusetts  Department Of Transportation, tells the Standard Times the concrete barriers that have been narrowing the bridge down to one lane, in each direction, should be removed by early fall

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TSM - New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge
TSM - New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge

Frustration Surfaces About New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge

Southcoast residents and the Mayor of New Bedford continue to share frustration with the ongoing repairs to the New Bedford- Fairhaven Bridge.

On Mayor Jon Mitchell's weekly radio program on WBSM, this caller shared his frustration with the Mayor about the state project that never seems to end

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TSM - Route 18 in New Bedford
TSM - Route 18 in New Bedford

Bond Bill Contains Funding for Southcoast Rail And Route 18

A newly passed Conference Committee version of a Transportation Bond Bill includes hundreds of millions of dollars for projects in the Southcoast.

The big ticket item of course is $2.3 billion to extend commuter rail service to New Bedford and Fall River

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TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge
TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge

State Says Bridge To Reopen On Schedule

The New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge will reopen for motor vehicle traffic Saturday at 6pm as scheduled.

The bridge has been closed since March 30th, so contractors could make repairs to the bridge's floor beams

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge To Close Two Weeks For Repairs

The New Bedford -Fairhaven Bridge is being shut down to motor vehicles on Sunday for a two week period. 

The Sate Department of Transportation says the bridge will close from Sunday, March 30th to Saturday, April 12th so contractors can make structural steel repairs to the bridge's floor beams

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TSM - New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge
TSM - New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge

Mitchell: New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Should Be Replaced

Mayor Jon Mitchell is calling for a new bridge connecting New Bedford and Fairhaven. 

During his State of the City speech Thursday at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School, the Mayor said the antiquated span breaks down too often, and repairs take too long

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TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge
TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge To Close For Two Weeks

The New Bedford Fairhaven bridge will be closed to motor vehicle traffic for a two week period beginning March 30th. 

The Department of Transportation says during that time, structural steel repairs will be made to the bridge's floor beams

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