The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that Father Morrissette Blvd Eastbound in Lowell will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 7:00AM on Monday May 11th to facilitate the disassembly and removal of a large crane that was utilized for steel girder removal at Bridge L-015-049 (Pawtucket Blvd over Northern Canal). The roadway will reopen again at 5:00PM Monday evening. The closure will then occur daily thru Friday May 15th.

Fr. Morrisette Blvd Eastbound will be closed at Aiken Street and traffic will be detoured left onto Aiken street, right onto Merrimack Street and will rejoin Fr. Morrisette Blvd at the University Avenue bridge intersection

Traffic signs and messaging will be used to guide drivers throughout the area. MassDOT encourages drivers to reduce speed and use caution. All work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice. This work is associated with the $12.7 million project to replace or rehabilitate 5 Canal Bridges. This project is expected to be completed in April 2022.

For more information on traffic conditions travelers are 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.

Natasha Vance, PE, Transportation Engineer

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