HAVERHILL — Drivers are being warned of temporary lane closures on Interstate 495 southbound in Haverhill as part of the Merrimack River bridge construction project.

State transportation officials said they will temporarily close right lanes on I-495 southbound, between exits 49 and 48, Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

The lane closures are necessary to move a construction crane from the southbound work zone as part of the bridge project, officials said.

Signs, police details and advance message boards will be placed in the area to guide drivers.

State officials are encouraging drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to avoid delays. Drivers are asked to reduce speed and use caution when traveling through these areas.

All scheduled work is weather dependent, state officials said.

More information on the project is available at mass.gov/i495haverhillbridge. Questions can be asked and issues related to construction can be reported by emailing I495HaverhillBridge@dot.state.ma.us.


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