Thursday, March 17, 2022

Haverhill/West Newbury Road Closure on East Main/Bridge Street between River Road and Warf Lane

Over height bridge strike on the Rocks Village Bridge 

HAVERHILL/WEST NEWBURY – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is announcing the closure of East Main/Bridge Street between River Road and Warf Lane in Haverhill due to an over height truck striking the Rocks Village Bridge over the Merrimack River. MassDOT is inspecting the bridge and it will remain closed until the inspection concludes and any necessary steps are implemented to stabilize the structure. More details will be announced regarding the traffic impacts of this incident when they are known. MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. 

Those traveling through the area should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution. 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. 

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