SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Interstate 91 reconstruction project in Springfield has been going on for more than a year now, but traffic still seems to be a major problem.
If you drive that section of the highway, you know it’s a tight squeeze. The lanes on both sides have been narrowed, with no breakdown lane.
As winter approaches, drivers are concerned traffic will become worst, especially when snow falls. The good news is, MassDOT has a plan for when it starts snowing, which includes having outside companies assist MassDOT crews with snow removal.
William Douglas of Agawam told 22News he’s concerned traffic could become worst in the winter. “I think it’s going to get worst. And especially later around 4 or 5, after 5 there’s crazy traffic, getting off 91 to 91 south. Driving down that road every day, I know I have to give myself some extra time.”
MassDOT said their crews are experienced at snow removal from areas with on and off ramps, along with areas that may contain jersey barriers and other temporary obstacles.
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