Memorial Bridge closure starts Friday

Traffic delays and detours are expected in both Springfield and West Springfield

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – There are several major road closures this weekend, two of them are because the work being done at the Memorial Avenue rotary. Starting at 10:00pm Friday, the bridge will close in both directions.

MassDOT told 22News at the same time the bridge closes so will Rt. 5 North between the South End Bridge and North End Bridge. Drivers will need to use  to Rt. 147, to Rt. 75 and then to Rt. 57 to get around. Or, drivers can use either I-91, or East or West Columbus Ave to get around the closures.

Both Rt. 5 North and the Memorial Bridge will be closed through the weekend and are scheduled to re-open at 5 o’clock Tuesday morning.

MassDOT told 22news, also scheduled to start this weekend is the preparation work for the long awaited, permanent repairs to the elevated portion of I-91. That work will be on I-91 south during the overnight hours starting Sunday, July 12th, weather permitting.

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