From Friday, Sept. 21, to Saturday, Sept. 21, overnight work will be conducted on the Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Taunton River between Fall River and Somerset, Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials announced.

The closure is necessary to facilitate the replacement of the damaged traffic barrier gate.

It is scheduled to take place from 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, until 5 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Route 6 westbound from Fall River to Somerset will be closed to vehicular traffic at that time, MassDOT said.

A detour, with full signage, will be in place to aid vehicles in traveling from Fall River into Somerset via I-195 and the Braga Bridge.

Traffic traveling on Route 6 eastbound will not be affected.

The temporary detour will be in place for all motor vehicle traffic as follows:

Traveling North on North Davol Street:

 • Travel north on North Davol Street to Route 79/138 South (Tiverton RI)

• Continue south on Route 79/138 South (Tiverton RI)

• Follow Route 6 Detour signage to I-195 Westbound, traveling over the Braga Bridge

• Take Exit 4B – Route 103 East/ Somerset

• Take a right at the end of the ramp onto Wilbur Avenue

• Follow Wilbur Avenue (Route 103) to Brayton Avenue

• Follow Brayton Avenue to Route 6

Appropriate signage and messaging will be in place to guide drivers during these operations.

The schedule for this work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

MassDOT encourages drivers to reduce speed and use caution while traveling throughout this area.

For more information on traffic conditions travelers are encouraged to:

• Dial 511 before heading out onto the roadways and select a route to hear real-time conditions.

• Visit, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, access to traffic cameras, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.

• Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.

• Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.