Overnight closures for I-91 North and South in Springfield Monday, Tuesday

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Overnight road and ramp closures have been scheduled for I-91 north and southbound in Springfield Monday and Tuesday, MassDOT says.

The state’s Transportation Department said the closures have been implemented for highway striping work.

On Monday, I-91 north at Exit 6 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, August 21. Exit 1A from I-291 west to I-91 south will be closed from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, August 22.

I-91 south at Exit 8 will also be closed from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, August 22.

Signs will be in place indicating the following detour routes. Drivers are asked to take it slow and allow some extra time when traveling through the area.

Full details below:

During the I-91 North Closure:

  • To continue on I-91 North: Take Exit 6 toward Downtown Springfield. Merge onto East Columbus Avenue. Continue north on East Columbus Avenue for about a mile. Merge left to take the ramp to I-91 North/Route 20 West/Exit 9B. Keep left to enter I-91 North.
  • To access I-91 North from State Street or Union Street: From East Columbus Avenue, merge left to take the ramp to I-91 North/Route 20 West/Exit 9B. Keep left to enter I-91 North.
  • For I-291 East: Take Exit 6 toward Downtown Springfield. Merge onto East Columbus Avenue and continue straight. Turn right onto Liberty Street. Proceed to the third traffic light and turn left onto Chestnut Street, then turn right onto the ramp to enter I-291 East.

During the Exit 1A closure:

  • To reach I-91 South from I-291 West/Route 20 West: Take Exit 2B on I-291 West and follow signs for Dwight Street. Turn left on Dwight Street, then turn right on State Street. Turn left on West Columbus Avenue/Hall of Fame Avenue, and bear left after crossing Union Street, to merge onto I-91 South.

During the I-91 south closure:

  • To continue to I-91 South: Take Exit 8 to I-291 East and take the first exit onto Chestnut Street. Turn right onto Liberty Street. Turn left on Dwight Street, then turn right on State Street. Turn left on West Columbus Avenue/Hall of Fame Avenue, and bear left after crossing Union Street, to merge onto I-91 South.
  • For downtown destinations: Take Exit 8 to I-291 East and take the first exit onto Chestnut Street. Continue to destinations in the downtown area.

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