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Posted on: March 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Construction Update - Route 10/202 - Cowles Bridge (Southwick Road)


MassDOT: Westfield – Cowles Bridge
Overnight traffic impactsWednesday, March 20


Impacts will allow crews to install barrier, narrow travel lanes, and limit bridge to 7 tons



WESTFIELD – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that there will be overnight traffic impacts on the Cowles Bridge, which carries Routes 10 and 202 over the Little River in Westfield, from7 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, through 5 a.m., Thursday, March 21. This will include reducing the bridge to one alternating lane of travel and implementing temporary short-term stoppages of traffic.


These overnight impacts will allow crews to install barriers, narrow the existing lanes of travel, and post messaging regarding limiting the bridge to 7 tons. These measures are being put in place as a result of the current condition of the bridge, safety considerations and desire to minimize overall community traffic impacts.


Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed and use caution. Appropriate signage and messaging will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.  The schedule for this work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.


For more information on traffic conditions, travelers are also encouraged to:


  • Dial 511 and select a route to hear real–time conditions.
  • Visit, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information 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.

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