Motorists traveling between Fall River and Somerset are advised that this Thursday and Friday nights, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will be performing test openings of the drawbridge on the Veterans Memorial Bridge that spans across the Taunton River.
According to MassDOT, the test openings will take place on Thursday, December 9 and Friday, December 10, starting at 7 p.m. and concluding at 5 a.m. the next morning.
There will be 12 test openings lasting about 10-15 minutes each over the 10-hour period each night.
There will also be signs, law enforcement and messaging to guide drivers through the work area, but those utilizing the bridge should expect delays, and should also reduce speed and use caution, MassDOT said.
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