Repairs made to I-91 after concrete falls on underpass

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The state Department of Transportation has put up some shields underneath the elevated portion of Interstate 91 after a chunk of concrete fell on to the roadway.

Crews blocked off a section of State Street in Springfield around 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon to clean up the debris. Nobody was hurt and no cars were hit.

Some drivers told 22News now they hope the major rehabilitation project on 91 starts soon.

“Don’t we usually inspect the roads? Don’t they get inspected? Are we doing that? They should hurry. That should be a priority right now,” said Degraffen Reid of Springfield.

The Interstate 91 viaduct through downtown Springfield was built in the late 1960s, and a major rehabilitation project is expected to begin toward the end of this year.

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