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Traffic Cameras 4 Spring MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead as the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches.  Historically, the heaviest traffic occurs Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers should make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm and 7pm on those days.

Traffic is especially heavy at the I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend and at Exit 11A, I-495, which handles cars headed south to Cape Cod and north to New Hampshire and Maine.

MassDOT will suspend all construction work on major arterial roadways from 12:00PM Noon on Friday, May 28 through the start of normal business on Tuesday, June 1.

MassDOT has several resources available to assist motorists.  Before you travel, check the interactive Traffic Cameras web page for live looks at current traffic. 

And drivers are encouraged to sign up at the new 511 Traveler Information Service which expanded statewide this week.   The new 511 offers personalized travel information alerts via email, text or telephone.  Drivers can access the new service by dialing 511 on their cell phones or logging onto www.mass.gov/511 to register and receive personalized updates. MassDOT reminds drivers to avoid using their cell phones while driving and encourages travelers to call into the 511 service before they leave.

Drivers are reminded to travel safely and avoid distracted driving such as using cell phones.  Check out the USDOT Distracted Driving page for tips and news.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has distracted driving information here

To save time, money and gas, motorists who have not yet done so are encouraged to join FAST LANE to avoid waiting in line at cash toll booths.

Free coffee will be served at the 18 MassDOT service plazas from 10 pm Monday night through 5 am Tuesday morning.

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