I-91 project starts in Greenfield, detours in place

The project is costing $3.4 million

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A ramp closure in Greenfield forced many people to take a detour in order to get on I-91.

Chances are, if you tried to get on I-91 from Bernardston Road in Greenfield Thursday you saw orange cones blocking access to the ramp and construction crews doing work on the road there.

David Thatcher of Colrain told 22News, “I don’t like crumb or pot holes. So I think it’s great when they keep up with the maintenance of the roads and don’t let them deteriorate.”

This is a $3.4 million project to make improvements to the roads. Crews are also repairing guardrails and making new pavement markings. In addition to repaving the roads, crews were also working on drainage improvements to better handle the rain and snow.

The work affected about three miles of road right into the town of Gill. “I recently moved to Gill from Greenfield. This is my way home everyday, but it’s really not a big inconvenience. It’s a pretty quick way around and the detour is well marked,” said Angela Morrissey.

Crews are supposed to be paving roads in that area again Friday, but they’re not expected to close any roads.

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