Local residents share concerns over statewide exit renumbering project

Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts residents are reacting to the statewide exit renumbering project beginning construction this October.

Based off of the Federal Highway Administration requirements, this project will be converting all existing exit numbers on freeways to a mile-post based numbering system. Massachusetts is one of the only states that doesn’t currently have exits marked this way.

Public meeting to be held for statewide exit renumbering project

One Massachusetts resident who travels for work said she’s worried that renumbering the exits will cause traffic issues.

“To me, that is just going to be more confusing,” Julie Harris of Webster told 22News. “I would think that people locally are used to certain numbers. They use it as a landmark so if that is being changed then I think that’s just going to be confusing for people.”

MassDOT will be holding virtual public meetings to explain the construction schedule and will be providing updates on the project’s website.

MassDOT estimates the project will be completed by summer 2021.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Only on WWLP.com | Digital First

More Digital First

State Police Overtime Scandal

More State Police Overtime Investigation

Trending Stories

Donate Today

Contests and Sweepstakes