Multiple overnight closures scheduled on I-91 in Springfield

Hampden County
I-91 Reconstruction

There are multiple closures scheduled on I-91 in Springfield overnight Wednesday and Thursday.

MassDOT will close I-91 North at Exit 6 from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. on Thursday. The on-ramps to I-91 from State Street and Union Street will also be closed during that time.

The following detours will be in place:

  • To continue on I-91 North: Take Exit 6 toward Downtown Springfield. Merge onto East Columbus Avenue. Continue north on East Columbus Avenue for about a mile. Merge left to take the ramp to I-91 North/Route 20 West/Exit 9B. Keep left to enter I-91 North.
     
  • To access I-91 North from State Street or Union Street: From East Columbus Avenue, merge left to take the ramp to I-91 North/Route 20 West/Exit 9B. Keep left to enter I-91 North.
     
  • For I-291 East: Take Exit 6 toward Downtown Springfield. Merge onto East Columbus Avenue and continue straight. Turn right onto Liberty Street. Proceed to the third traffic light and turn left onto Chestnut Street, then turn right onto the ramp to enter I-291 East.

On Thursday, MassDOT will close I-91 South at Exit 7 from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. The I-91 Southbound on-ramp from Birnie Avenue will also be closed during this time.

The following detours will be in place:

  • To continue to I-91 South: Take Exit 7 (to Downtown Springfield) for West Columbus Avenue/Memorial Bridge. Continue on West Columbus Avenue/Hall of Fame Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to the I-91 South on-ramp prior to the South End Bridge. 
     
  • To access I-91 South from West Columbus Avenue/Birnie Avenue: Merge onto West Columbus Avenue and continue south onto East Columbus Avenue through the rail underpass. Bear right onto West Columbus Avenue behind the I-91 North Garage. Continue onto Hall of Fame Avenue and take the I-91 South on-ramp prior to the South End Bridge.
     
  • For downtown destinationsTake Exit 7 (to Downtown Springfield) and merge onto West Columbus Avenue. Continue to destinations in the downtown area. 

During the same time, the Exit 6 off-ramp will also be closed.

To get around the closure, you can use the following detour:

  • From I-291 West to downtown destinations: Merge onto I-91 South. Take Exit 4 (toward Route 83 South, Main Street, and E. Longmeadow). Merge onto Hall of Fame Avenue and make an immediate left onto Main Street (follow signs to I-91 North). After passing under the highway, turn left onto East Columbus Avenue. Continue to destinations in the downtown area. 

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