After over two years of closed ramps and lanes on I-91 in downtown Springfield, drivers are now seeing less orange cones and detour signs.
It’s been so long since the ramp onto I-91 North at Union Street in Springfield has been open, that some drivers nearly forgot it existed.
Scheduled to open Friday at 5AM, the ramp didn’t open until 6:30AM.
It won’t be too long now until the reopening of a second lane on the southbound I-91 towards downtown Springfield.
The detour via the Birnie Ave. connector onto West Columbus Ave. was supposed to open Monday 9pm.
The reopening of the ramp will make it much easier to get to the Basketball Hall of Fame and downtown Springfield.
There will be several other ramp and lane openings throughout the week.
One major ramp will be re-opening on Monday night, at the same time a temporary ramp shuts down.
Getting onto and off of I-91 in Springfield is about to get a lot easier.
Getting into and out of downtown Springfield on I-91 should become a lot easier in the coming weeks.
The I-91 North on-ramp remains closed near the South End Bridge for the time being.
Once the I-91 project is done, MASS DOT say the highway will be safer, more accessible, and will reduce annual maintenance costs.
We are getting closer and closer to the re-opening of lanes on I-91 through downtown Springfield, but there is still a lot of work.
MassDOT has closed the I-91 northbound on-ramp in Springfield for roadwork.
We have a Cone Zone Alert for drivers on I-91.
An anti-weave barrier is being installed to prevent drivers from merging onto I-91S from I-291 and weaving across lanes to get to Exit 7.
MassDOT will shut down parts of I-91 north and south and I-291 west from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for barrier work and paving.
More closures in Springfield as crews continue construction on the I-91 viaduct.
Exit 6 on I-91 South is also expected to reopen before the end of the year.
MassDOT assured residents that despite the detours and ramp closures, the project will come to an end in the coming months.