Birnie Ave. connector expected to reopen

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A milestone Monday night in the I-91 renovation project. The Birnie Ave. connector is expected to be open before Tuesday morning, but has not reopened.

The Exit 6 off-ramp from I-91 South to Union Street will open in time for Tuesday morning’s commute.

There will be several other ramp and lane openings throughout the week.

One important closure, the temporary Exit 7-6 closed Monday night. That means, if you want to get to the Memorial Bridge from I-91 South, you’ll have to get off at Exit 11, and continue to Birnie Ave. to West Columbus Ave. to the bridge.

However, that’s just for this week. MassDOT said Exit 7 will re-open Saturday morning.