South Coast Rail to begin construction on Church Street, Nash Road in New Bedford

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced new construction for the MBTA South Coast Rail in New Bedford. There will be road and traffic signal work at the intersection of Church Street and Nash Road starting the week of July 17th.

There will be single-lane closures on Church Street and/or Nash Road on weekdays (with weekend work as necessary) between the hours of 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

For roadway-construction issues related to work at this intersection please call 423-375-4086.

Construction will also continue for the new pedestrian bridge across Route 18 and Acushnet Avenue connecting to the New Bedford Station. This construction is taking place in 2 locations:

• Purchase Street (between Pearl Street and Willis Street)
• Near the MassHire Greater New Bedford Career Center (618 Acushnet Ave)

This work is being conducted weekdays, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and there will be no street parking on the east side of Purchase Street between Pearl Street and Willis Street.

For construction issues related to this New Bedford pedestrian bridge work please call 508-676-3558