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To help keep you informed, the Chamber will publish the latest updates from the Massachusetts Department of Transportion on the I-91 Viaduct Project. Please note that the schedule is subject to change without notice.  For information, please visit the Project Web page.


Update as of October 26, 2015

Clinton and Emery Street Closures as of October 26

Effective Monday, October 26, MassDOT will close Clinton Street between East and West Columbus Avenues and Emery Street between Boylston Street and East Columbus Avenue for the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project. These 24-hour-a-day closures are required so the contractor can install drainage structures on East and West Columbus Avenues and on the I-91 viaduct, and reconstruct the Clinton Street roadway. MassDOT expects to reopen both roads in mid- to late November.

Clinton Street and this portion of Emery Street are currently used by traffic on Emery Street or East Columbus Avenue to access West Columbus Avenue. While these roads are closed, the following detour route is in place to reach southbound West Columbus Avenue (view a map of the detour):

  • From Emery Street, turn left to head southeast on Boylston Street. Turn right on Liberty Street, then turn right on East Columbus Avenue. Turn left on Emery Street, and continue on West Columbus Avenue.

Update as of August 14, 2015

Speed Limit Reduced to 40 MPHas of August 18 
As of August 18, speed limit on I-19 will be reduced to 40 MPH in both directions between Route 20 / Plainfield Street (northern limit) and Broad Street (southern limit). The speed limit is reduced to 45 MPH approaching this 40 MPH zone.

A map showing the new speed limits can be viewed here.

The new speed limits will be enforced by the Massachusetts State Police for the project duration. A speeding ticket within the work zone comes with a double fine.


Update as of July 27, 2015

West Columbus Avenue Road Closure Beginning August 3 
A portion of West Columbus Avenue between Hampden Street (WGBY) and Boland Way will be closed to traffic beginning August 3 to allow the roadway to be widened and serve traffic more safely once the viaduct project is full in progress. The West Columbus Avenue entrance to the upper deck of the 91 North parking garage will also be closed. Access will be available via the East Columbus Avenue and Hampden Street entrances.

Updated I-91 Overnight Lane Closures (as of 7/27/15) 
On Sunday through Thursday nights through fall 2015, one or two lanes on I-91 will be closed during overnight hours to allow the contractor to mill out the existing pavement and repair the concrete deck. Those traveling through the area should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution. Due to the presence of uneven pavement, motorcycles should use caution.

I-91 Northbound
Sunday Nights:

  • Single lane closure 6-9 p.m.
  • Double lane closures 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Monday through Thursday Nights:

  • Single lane closures 7-10 p.m.
  • Double lane closures 10 p.m.-5 a.m.

Friday Nights (if necessary):

  • Single lane closures 10 p.m.-Midnight
  • Double lane closures Midnight-7 a.m.

Saturday Nights (if  necessary):

  • Single lane closures 4-10 p.m.
  • Double lane closures 10 p.m.-9 a.m.

I-91 Southbound (Ongoing)
Sunday Nights:

  • Single lane closures 8 p.m.-Midnight
  • Double lane closures: Midnight-5 a.m.

Monday through Thursday Nights:

  • Single lane closures 7-10 p.m.
  • Double lane closures 10 p.m.-5 a.m.

Friday Nights (if necessary):

  • Single lane closures 8-10 p.m.
  • Double lane closures 10 p.m.-7 a.m.

Saturday Nights (if  necessary):

  • Single lane closures 6-Midnight
  • Double lane closures Midnight-9 a.m.

All work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

Your patience is appreciated as we build a better Springfield.