NEW BEDFORD — MassDOT on Wednesday announced road works this week including a 24-hour complete closure of Samuel Barnet Boulevard in the city's industrial park.

The state transportation agency said Samuel Barnet Boulevard will be completely closed to most traffic for work at the railroad crossing starting from noon on Saturday, Sept. 24 until noon on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Only local business traffic and emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass to the entrance to Crapo Hill Landfill at 600 Quanapoag Rd. in Dartmouth during the 24-hour closure.

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MassDOT said there will be police details at the Crapo Landfill entrance and exit so that business traffic can access the landfill over the weekend.

Single lanes of the boulevard will be closed this week until Oct. 3 as work on the rail crossing continues, the agency stated.


Work on the railroad tracks south of Samuel Barnet Boulevard to Welby Road will also be ongoing on a 24-hour basis from Thursday, Sept. 29 through Tuesday, Oct. 4, according to the transportation agency.

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