HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The bridge on I-391 in Holyoke will be completely closed for repairs, beginning Tuesday.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be conducting repairs for approximately six months on the bridge that carries I-391. All lanes of traffic on the northbound and southbound sides will be closed starting on Tuesday, January 17.

MassDOT will put the following detours in place:

I-391 northbound traffic:

• Cars will utilize exit 6 (Commercial Street), while truck traffic will utilize exit 5 (Main Street) and follow the posted detours.

I-391 southbound traffic:

• Traffic will be detoured down South Street, and then enter I-391 southbound from the Main Street on-ramp.

“With the springtime and summer coming, I think there will be quite the congestion. But if they can do it as smooth as possible, that would be great, because Holyoke is very busy,” said Alexy Rodriguez of Holyoke.

Drivers will be directed by message boards, signs, and traffic control devices. Police details will be in place to help guide drivers safely through the work zone.