WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The chance for rain and wind has caused the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to postpone this weekend’s planned shutdown of the Memorial Avenue Rotary and surrounding roads.
The shutdown has been rescheduled for July 10th at 10:00 p.m. through July 14 at 5:00 a.m.
Mass DOT made the announcement Friday afternoon, hours before the closures were expected to begin. The Memorial Bridge and Route 5 northbound, as well as the exit ramps surrounding the rotary will remain open this weekend.
Sings will redirect cars through several detours when construction throughout West Springfield begins. Below are details for detour routes planned by the MassDOT.
To reach the North End or Downtown Springfield from West Springfield: Follow Main Street to the North End Bridge to cross the CT River. Follow West Columbus Ave. (traveling south) to access downtown Springfield.
To reach the South End or Downtown Springfield from West Springfield: Follow Route 5 South to the South End Bridge to cross the CT River. Follow the I-91 North sign, then bear right to the Columbus Ave. exit to the South End.
To reach Memorial Ave. from the North End or Downtown Springfield: Follow West Columbus Ave. south and take the I-91 south ramp to Hartford CT. Keep right at the fork and then follow signs to merge on Route 5 North. Take the MA-57 exit toward Agawam / Southwick. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto the MA-57 west ramp. Continue on Ma-57 west for 2 miles to MA-75. Take the exit toward MA-75 north Agawam Center / West Springfield. Continue on MA-75 north to MA-147 East/Memorial Ave. in West Springfield.
To reach Route 5 Northbound north of the North End Bridge: Via local roads in Agawam and West Springfield: From Downtown Springfield, follow US-5 South over the South End Bridge and take the MA-57 exit toward Agawam / Southwick. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto the MA-57 west ramp and continue on MA-57 for 2 miles. Take the exit to MA-75 and turn right onto MA-75 North Agawam Center / West Springfield. Continue for 1 mile to MA-147 east / Suffield St. After crossing the Westfield River, turn left onto River St. Turn slightly right onto Park St. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto te Riverdale St. ramp to US-20 East / Springfield. Then merge onto Riverdale St / US-5 North.