Expect Delays on SouthCoast Highways Due to Camera Pole Installation
SouthCoast commuters should expect some delays on state highways over the next week.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said camera pole installations will take place through June 25-30 in parts of New Bedford, Freetown, Carver, Marion, Wareham and Foxboro.
The department said drivers should be prepared to slow down and be cautious.
"Drivers will be guided by signs at work zones and Massachusetts State Police will be utilized for controlling rolling roadblocks,” MassDOT said in a release. “Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed and use caution.”
The department said any road closures would last no longer than 15 minutes and that the schedule may change depending on weather conditions or emergencies.
The good news is that the work is set for overnight, when traffic volume is not as high. Work will begin at 10 p.m. and end at 5:30 a.m. daily.
Work on Route 140 southbound in New Bedford and Freetown will take place on Sunday, June 25. Work on Braley Road in New Bedford and I-195 westbound in Marion is set for Monday, June 26.
The work shifts to I-195 eastbound in Marion and Route 25 westbound in Wareham on Tuesday, June 27. On Wednesday, June 28, I-495 northbound in Wareham and Route 58 in Carver will be the focus.
Finally, Route 140 in Foxboro will be addressed on Thursday, June 29.
Intelligent Transportation Systems provide information for traffic management on roads and highways. Some of the uses of these poles include calling emergency services during an accident and enforcing speeding and traffic laws.