PALMER, Mass. (WWLP) – MassDOT is announcing that I-90 toll plaza demolition is either on schedule to be completed by November 22nd, or, in some places, is already finished. In Palmer, crews are now starting tunnel excavation work, road reconstruction, and paving operations.
Phase one work has been completed at 5 of the 23 toll plazas across the state, and interchange number 3 in Westfield is expected to complete phase one by the end of Sunday. In the work zones where phase one has been completed, workers will now begin phase two, which includes drainage work, installation of catch basins, and demolition of remaining structures such as facility buildings.
When you’re driving through, you may not be able to see all of this as its being done, because much of it is sub-surface work.
MassDOT says drivers should experience the same things they did during phase one of construction, and will be able to drive through work zones at the posted speed limit. MassDOT also says drivers should be prepared for shifts in traffic patterns as construction progresses.
There have already been more than 9.7 million transactions of electronic tolling to date.