MassDOT: 91 Northbound lanes and ramps to reopen within 3 months

Full beneficial use of the highway should be available by spring 2018.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Major announcements on the progress of the Interstate 91 Reconstruction project were made during a construction update meeting in Springfield Wednesday night.

Here are some of the updates provided to 22News by MassDOT:


  • All deck demolition is complete
  • Southbound: Concrete placements completed on all spans
  • Northbound: Most concrete placements completed, 8 spans still need concrete
  • Exit/Entrance Ramps: All ramps have completed concrete deck placements EXCEPT at Exit 8, which will be completed this month

WITHIN THE NEXT THREE MONTHS (September 2017-December 2017): 

  • Reopen ALL Northbound lanes and ramps within the bounds of the elevated highway
  • Reopen Exit 6 Southbound
  • Complete remaining concrete deck and barrier placements
  • Complete highway lighting & snow fence installation
  • Northbound I-91 will be paved and striped prior to reopening
  • Continue pier repairs & bearing replacements
  • Continue painting of steel beams


  • Full beneficial use
  • All lanes & ramps open
  • Limited contract work continues
  • Completion of superstructure work, bridge barriers and guardrails
  • Removal of temporary concrete barriers
  • Final paving complete
  • Permanent traffic markings in place
  • Permanent lighting complete provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

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