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Interstate 91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project

About This Project

The I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project is replacing the existing deck of the I-91 viaduct, an elevated structure in Springfield, Massachusetts. The project is progressing on an accelerated schedule to minimize traffic impacts and reduce construction duration. Once completed, the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project will increase safety and accessibility on this busy interstate, reduce annual maintenance costs, and ensure long-term service. MassDOT signed a $148 million contract with the Joint Venture of White-Schiavone (JV) in May 2015. The project will receive 80% of its funding from the Federal Highway Administration and 20% from the Commonwealth.

On November 27, 2016, MassDOT began Stage 2 of construction for the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project. During Stage 2, I-91 traffic is using the center, newly reconstructed lanes on the viaduct. Traffic on I-91 North shifted in November and traffic on I-91 South shifted in December. Construction is now taking place on the low-speed travel lane and shoulder portions of the viaduct, along with the I-91 northbound on-ramp to I-291 East.

MassDOT and the contractor are continually monitoring and collecting traffic data along various roadways within the project's impact area. The team is making adjustments to traffic signals, intersections, lane markings, and other infrastructure on I-91 and local roads, as needed.

MassDOT provides regular updates on traffic changes. For more information, review the project overview, browse project documents, and learn more about the construction plans.

Traffic Management

In December 2015, MassDOT implemented a series of lane and ramp closures to begin major rehabilitation of the I-91 Viaduct in Springfield. Generally, the number of lanes on I-91 has been reduced by one in each direction; two travel lanes will remain open in each direction for the duration of the project south of the I-291 Interchange. Drivers should allow extra time for travel in and around the Springfield area. For additional details, review the Traffic Management page.

What's New

MassDOT will close I-91 South in the work zone, beginning at Temporary Exit 7-6, from 11:00 PM on Friday, March 24, to 5:00 AM on Saturday, March 25.

MassDOT will conduct overnight demolition on the I-91 Viaduct and implement single lane closures on Boland Way directly below the Viaduct (between East Columbus Avenue and West Columbus Avenue) on Monday, March 27, through Thursday, March 23, from 7:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning.

Join MassDOT for a public information meeting on Wednesday, April 5, at 6:30 PM at One Financial Plaza – 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1350 Main Street, Springfield.

For traffic management details, including detour routes, visit the Traffic page.

To learn about demolition and construction activities, visit the Construction page.

Resources

View progress photos on the project’s Flickr Album.

Contact Us

For project and construction related questions, please email I91viaduct@state.ma.us or call 617-454-1839.

Please complete this form to report a noise issue related to construction.

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