The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says the Braga Bridge will have lane closures in both directions this week.

According to WJAR 10, "one lane will be closed in both directions on the bridge from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday night through Saturday morning."

State officials stated that the project, which also includes the adjacent Route 79, will provide easier access, wider sidewalks, and bike lanes.

In the meantime, the latest work is mostly to repair medians atop the bridge.

The entire project is expected to be completed by next May.

With additional reporting by Sal Lopez