GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – On Thursday, Oct. 30, MassDOT will be implementing various lane and ramp closures at the interchange of I-91 and Route 2 to allow for paving along Route 2 between I-91 in Greenfield east. The roadwork will go approximately 2.86 miles, to the Gill town line.
The $3.4 million project to improve the roadway surface of Route 2 includes milling the existing surface, guardrail repairs, new pavement markings, and minor drainage improvements.
The closures and attendant detours will take effect on Thursday, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Beginning Thursday morning, the ramp from I-91 northbound to Route 2 eastbound will be closed. Drivers headed for Route 2 eastbound will continue north on I-91 to exit 28; there they will reverse direction, and head south on I-91, and exit at the ramp for Route 2 eastbound.
Once the pavement on the ramp from I-91 northbound to Route 2 eastbound has properly cured, the contractor will shift to the east, which will require a temporary closure of the ramp from Route 2 eastbound to Routes 5 and 10. Route 2 eastbound traffic seeking to access Routes 5 and 10 will continue past the ramps, and turn right on Route 2A/French King Highway. Drivers will head west on Route 2A for Silver Street, turn right, and head west for Routes 5 and 10 in both directions.
Once complete, the ramp from Routes 5 and 10 for Route 2 eastbound will close; drivers headed for Route 2 eastbound will be detoured off Routes 5 and 10 at Silver Street, to head east to Route 2A/French King Highway. From there, drivers will rejoin Route 2 eastbound where 2A and 2 intersect.
On Friday, paving of the main line of Route 2 eastbound in this area will take place. Paving of the eastbound direction can be done without any ramp or road closures. Traffic will be shifted away from the area that is being resurfaced.
Drivers who must travel through the work zone are encouraged to allow for extra time and to reduce travel speeds while traveling through the affected areas.
This work is weather permitting and may be postponed based on the forecast.