Construction on 1-90 East, West in Blandford, Russell, Otis, Becket, Lee next week

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(WWLP) – MassDOT will be doing construction and maintenance at specific locations on Interstate 90 eastbound and westbound in Blandford, Russell, Becket, and Lee.   

The work is scheduled to begin at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, August 3rd, and will continue at different locations and time frames through 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 7. 

MassDOT said travel will be maintained on I-90 through the work zones. The locations and schedules for lane closures for the work are as follows: 

  • Blandford and Russell: Center median excavating operations will be conducted on I-90 eastbound and westbound from Mile Marker 31 to Mile Marker 34 from Monday, August 3, through Thursday, August 6, from 7:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. the following morning. The work will require the closure of the high-speed lane. 
  • Blandford: Bridge repair operations will be conducted on I-90 westbound at Mile Marker 30 on Wednesday, August 5, and Thursday, August 6, from 6:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. The work will require the closure of the middle lane and climbing lane and will leave open only the high-speed lane during these operations. 
  • Russell: Drainage repair operations will be conducted on I-90 eastbound at Mile Marker 34.5 on Monday, August 3, through Friday, August 7, from 7:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.  The work will require shoulder closures during these operations. 
  • Otis: Bridge repair operations will be conducted on I-90 eastbound at Mile Marker 21.9 from Monday, August 3, through Wednesday, August 5, from 7:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.  The work will require varying high-speed lane or low-speed lane closures. 
  • Becket: Drainage repair operations will be conducted on I-90 eastbound at Mile Marker 17, from Monday, August 3, through Thursday, August 6, from 6:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. There will be intermittent shoulder and right-lane closures during the workday. 
  • Bridge repair operations will be conducted on I-90 eastbound at Mile Marker 15.9 on Thursday, August 6, and Friday, August 7, from 7:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.  The work will require varying high-speed lane and low-speed lane closures. 
  • Lee: Bridge repair operations will be conducted on I-90 eastbound and westbound at Mile Marker 12.2 on Wednesday, August 5, and Thursday, August 6, from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be low-speed lane closures during the workday. 

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

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