Lanes will be closed on the southbound side of Route 116 in Chicopee Wednesday for paving.
According to MassDOT spokesperson Patrick Marvin, the southbound side will be closed between mile marker 1.2 and 1.69, including the Meadow Street intersection. The I-391 ramps will also be closed due to the construction.
Marvin said the closures will go from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Paving and lane closures will switch to the northbound side of the road Thursday. Detours and signs will be in place to help guide drivers.
The work is park of the creation of a new traffic pattern on Route 116, with traffic markings being installed to reduce to stretch of road from two lanes into one in each direction.
The new pattern will make it safer for motorists entering and exiting at Exit 3 on I-391.