SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An additional lane will be closed on I-91 this week, and it could cause even more traffic for drivers.
The elevated portion of I-91 in Springfield is already reduced to two lanes, and crews are expected to shut down an additional lane starting Sunday night.
Drivers will only be able to use one lane on the Northbound of the highway while the closure’s in effect.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said they’ll close the left lane of I-91 north between Union Street and Exit 9, from Sunday night through Thursday.
The closure will only be in place during the overnight hours, from 9:00 each night, to 5:00 the following morning.
Crews will install barriers on the highway during the lane closure.
MassDOT said although you won’t have to use any detours, you should expect delays if you plan on driving while the closure is in effect.
You can avoid most of the lane closure by driving through downtown Springfield. Drivers can travel north on East Columbus Ave. for about a mile, then take the I-91 north ramp near Exit 9B, which is where the lane closure will end.