• Emergency bridge repair briefly shuts down Route 3 South in Plymouth

    By: Mike Saccone

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    PLYMOUTH, Mass. - Route 3 South in Plymouth was temporarily shut down around noon on Thursday for emergency repairs to a bridge, according to a spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

    “MassDOT and contractor crews conducted temporary repairs to the bridge joint that were warranted on the bridge located on Route 3 southbound over Samoset Street in Plymouth,” the MassDOT spokesperson told Boston 25 News. 

    Drivers reported being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

    The spokesperson said the road was reopened as soon as possible. MassDOT and contractor crews are scheduled to return to the bridge Thursday night to perform permanent repairs.

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