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For Immediate Release: 01/14/2016

MassDOT Press Office: 857-368-8500

Springfield: Daytime Intermittent Lane Closures on I-91 North and South Friday, January 15

MassDOT will implement intermittent lane closures on I-91 North and South on Friday, January 15, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The intermittent lane closures are necessary to allow the contractor to perform maintenance work required at the northern and southern approaches of the project.

Beginning at 9:00 AM, the contractor will intermittently close a single lane on I-91 North and/or South for approximately ten minutes at a time. The lane closures will continue until approximately 3:00 PM. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times. The affected area includes:

  • I-91 South: from the I-291 Interchange to Exit 1 for Route 5 South
  • I-91 North: from just south of the Longmeadow curve near Exit 2 (for Route 83 South) to the I-391 North Interchange near Exit 12

MassDOT anticipates that traffic congestion may extend beyond the areas above.

Those traveling through the area should expect delays, follow the reduced speed limits approaching and within the construction zone, and use caution. MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays.

For more information about the project, visit the website at To report issues or concerns, or for questions related to construction, please email or call 617-454-1839. View progress photos on the project’s Flickr Album.    

The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice. 

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