Bridge repairs on Mass Pike starting April 26

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BOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be working on daytime and overnight bridge repair and construction on Interstate 90 (Mass Turnpike) eastbound and westbound in Russell, Blandford, Otis, and Becket beginning next week.

The work is scheduled to begin in some locations at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, April 26, and will continue at different locations and time frames through to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 30.  There will be intermittent lane closures, but roads will remain open for through travel.

The locations and schedules for lane closures for the work are as follows:

Russell— Guardrail repair operations will be conducted on I-90 westbound from Mile Marker 36 to Mile Marker 30, from Monday, April 26, through Thursday, April 29, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

Blandford— Bridge repair operations will be conducted on I-90 westbound at Mile Marker 30 on Wednesday, April 28, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

Otis— Bridge repair operations will be conducted on I-90 eastbound and westbound at Mile Marker 23 from Monday, April 26, through Friday, April 30, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

Becket— Bridge repair operations will be conducted on I-90 eastbound and westbound at Mile Marker 15.9 from Monday, April 26, through Friday, April 30, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. All scheduled work is weather dependent and/or may be impacted due to an emergency.

For more information on traffic conditions, travelers are also encouraged to:

  • Dial 511 and select a route to hear real–time conditions.
  • Visit www.mass511.com, a website that provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.
  • Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.
  • Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.

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