MassDOT has more overnight lane closures planned for I-91 in Springfield, but announced that the overall project is well ahead of schedule.
Frustration is reaching new heights for drivers along I-91 in Springfield.
Traffic will be detoured from East Columbus Avenue starting at the Hampden Street intersection as crew member’s work on concrete pours.
A detour will be in place to direct drivers around the closure, while crews work to repair the concrete deck.
MassDOT is advising drivers to plan for additional travel time through the area until Friday morning.
Drivers will have to detour through downtown Springfield to get from I-291 west to I-91 south.
The I-91 Springfield reconstruction narrowed southbound traffic down to one lane, it seems to take forever to get through the bottleneck.
Exit 9 was supposed to remain closed until spring 2018.
Exit 9 has been closed since last November.
MassDOT said crew members will be doing striping and barrier work.
The closure of lanes and ramps through downtown Springfield has been a hassle for drivers, who say they can’t wait for the project to end.
It is a nearly $9.5 million, five-mile paving project from just south of the Connecticut state line to just south of Exit 6 in Springfield.
Drivers will not have to be navigating through active construction sites, but they’ll still feel the effects of long-term road work.
In addition to arrests and criminal summonses, state troopers wrote 465 tickets during a two week-long effort.
Roadwork can be dangerous for both workers and police.
Traffic will be moving so that construction crews can complete demolition of the outside lanes of the elevated highway.
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You will have to detour through downtown Springfield if you are hoping to get to I-91 south Monday night and early Tuesday.
22News has an update on the Interstate 91 construction in Springfield and on an upcoming project for Route 5 in West Springfield.