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Route 2 I-95 Project March 2016 1MassDOT’s Route 2/I-95 Bridges Project in Lexington will reach a major milestone this weekend with the shift of Route 2 eastbound traffic to the new Route 2 East bridge for the final phase of construction.

The shift to begin Stage 3 construction will take place in phases over the weekend beginning at 8:00 PM on Friday, April 29, and ending at 5:00 AM on Monday, May 2. The eastbound traffic shift will allow the contractor to then shift westbound traffic to the new Route 2 West bridge in mid-May 2016.

The shift will require the following temporary exit closures:

Exit 52A from Route 2 East to I-95 South
Exit 52B from Route 2 East to I-95 North
Exit 29A from I-95 South to Route 2 East
Exit 29A from I-95 North to Route 2 East

The exit ramp closures are necessary to allow the contractor to modify them to align with the new roadway.

During the closures, drivers should use the detour routes described below. Maps are available on the project website.

Route 2 East to I-95 South – From Route 2 East, take Exit 53 to Spring Street, turn right onto Spring Street and cross over Route 2, turn right onto Hayden Avenue and turn right onto the on-ramp to Route 2 West. From Route 2 West, take Exit 52A onto I-95 South.

Route 2 East to I-95 North – From Route 2 East, take Exit 53 to Spring Street, turn right onto Spring Street and cross over Route 2, turn right onto Hayden Avenue and turn right onto the on-ramp to Route 2 West. From Route 2 West, take Exit 52B onto I-95 North.

I-95 South to Route 2 East – From I-95 South, take Exit 30A for Route 2A East, turn right onto Spring Street and cross over Route 2, turn left onto Concord Avenue, and then turn left onto the on-ramp to Route 2 East.

Alternate Detour for I-95 South to Route 2 East – Follow I-95 South past Route 2, take Exit 28 for Trapelo Road, turn left onto Trapelo Road, and turn left onto Smith Street. After Smith Street becomes Spring Street, turn right onto Concord Avenue, and then turn left onto the on-ramp to Route 2 East.

I-95 North to Route 2 East – From I-95 North, take Exit 28A for Trapelo Road, turn right onto Trapelo Road, and turn left onto Smith Street. After Smith Street becomes Spring Street, turn right onto Concord Avenue, and then turn left onto the on-ramp to Route 2 East.

Alternate Detour for I-95 North to Route 2 East – From I-95 North, take Exit 29B for Route 2 West. Follow Route 2 West to just past Bedford Road and use the existing exit (signs for Bedford Road/Lincoln) to reverse direction. At the stoplight, turn left onto Route 2 East.

After the eastbound traffic shift is complete, MassDOT’s contractor, SPS New England, will complete an interim stage in the median of Route 2. Westbound traffic will then be shifted to the new Route 2 West bridge to allow SPS to demolish the old bridge over I-95.

For questions, comments or issues, please contact Donny Dailey  at 617-945-4272, Donny.Dailey@state.ma.us, or the project field office at 781-790-5261. For more information, please visit the project website.

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