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For Immediate Release:

July 29, 2021

New Dates: Statewide Exit Renumbering Work 

Sign installation on Interstate 290 and Interstate 395, between Marlborough and Webster, will begin on Sunday, August 8

MARLBOROUGH/WEBSTER – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that it will begin installation of the new milepost-based signs at all exits along Interstate 290 and Interstate 395, between Marlborough and Webster, on Sunday, August 8, 2021. This is the final corridor to be completed under the Statewide Exit Renumbering Project. The sign installation operations, which will take place nightly during overnight hours from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following day, are anticipated to be completed in approximately 2 weeks.

As part of this project, the existing mileposts on I-290 will be replaced with ‘dual’ mile markers showing mileage for both I-395 and I-290.  This work will be done following the completion of the exit renumbering conversion.

MassDOT has completed converting the exit numbers on the following corridors to a milepost-based numbering system, per Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements:

  • Interstate 84
  • Interstate 90
  • Interstate 91
  • Interstate 93
  • Interstate 95
  • Interstate 190
  • Interstate 195
  • Interstate 295
  • Interstate 495
  • Route 2
  • Route 3
  • Route 6
  • Route 24
  • Route 25
  • Route 128
  • Route 140
  • Route 146
  • US Route 3

All work is weather dependent and construction dates may be adjusted as conditions warrant.

MassDOT’s Statewide Exit Renumbering Project is converting all exit numbers on roadways, per Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements. Previous to this project, interstates and major roadways in Massachusetts have always utilized a sequential exit numbering method.

For information on the scheduled installations, please visit: https://newmassexits.com/#it-schedule. If needed, a GIS shapefile with the specific numbering information is available on Massachusetts’ GeoDOT site.

For more information on traffic conditions, travelers are encouraged to:

  • Dial 511 before heading out onto the roadways and select a route to hear real-time conditions.
  • Visit www.mass511.com, a website that provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, access to traffic cameras, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.
  • Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.
  • Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.

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