Paving starts on I-391 at Exits 2 and 3

Hampden County

Two projects on I-391 could create backups on your morning and afternoon commutes.

Paving started Wednesday on I-391 North and South between Exits 2 and 3.

MassDOT told 22News that lane closures are expected from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Commuters told 22News they’re happy to see the road being paved. 

“I’m glad it’s being paved. It’s terrible,” Joanne Martins said.

“It’s a price we pay but it’s going to be better,” Sharon Turcotte added.

The bridge project on I-391 is happening simultaneously. This is causing lane closures from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and will continue until August.

The work picks up next summer when crews start repaving the entire highway.

“It needs to be done,” Martins said. “You did give us warnings on the news that it was going to happen to kind of avoid the area, but I’m happy it’s being done.”

The last time I-391 was paved was in the summer of 2006. The state paid more than $5 million. 
Repaving in 2019 will cost more than $7 million.

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