Overgrown vegetation on roadways and highways causing problems for drivers

Hampden County

Overgrown vegetation on roadways and highways are causing problems for drivers in Western Massachusetts.

22News shot video of a lot of uncut grass along the median at Exit 3 off of I-391 in Chicopee.

Overgrown weeds on on-ramps can make it difficult for drivers to see the different lanes and have a clear vision of the road.

Tim Jones of West Springfield told 22News, “I’ve noticed when I’m getting on the on-ramps sometimes, I can’t see the on-coming traffic. Same thing if I’m already on the highway I can’t see the cars getting off because the grass is getting too high so it would help if the grass was cut.”

Mowing that grass is the state’s responsibility.

MassDOT spokesman Patrick Marvin told 22News MassDOT is in charge of nearly 10,000 miles of roadways across the Commonwealth. He said crews carry out daily mowing operations on different sections of state highways throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

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