Commuters remain frustrated with I-91 closures


After years of construction on I-91 in Springfield, an end is in sight, but not without a little more frustration for drivers.

MassDOT crews are working on the deck. They closed the on-ramps Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and will re-open them at 5 a.m. These closures will continue this week and next. Traffic is being re-routed off the highway onto Columbus Avenue.

The overnight closures have been frustrating for commuters, especially for people who drive in the early morning hours.

“We’re obviously all waiting for the casino to open in the next few months,” Aaron Uschmann of Springfield told 22News. “That being said, I don’t know how much better it’s gonna be in the mornings. I’d like to think it’s gonna thin out. Obviously, with all the traffic and tourists and stuff, you never know. I guess time will tell.”

This work is related to the ongoing project to resurface a section of I-91 and repair the bridges over Union and Broad Streets in Springfield.

This project is expected to be completed by this summer.

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