MassDOT has scheduled upcoming lane closures as part of the Methuen Rotary Reconstruction Project. Beginning on Monday, July 28, 2014 until further notice, the I-93 breakdown lane will be closed from Exit 46 – Routes 110/113 to Exit 47 – Pelham St. on I-93 Northbound and from the Pelham St. on-ramp to the Routes 110/113 on-ramp on I-93 Southbound. The breakdown lane closure is a preliminary traffic control measure. Future lane shifts will be required to complete the work of the project.
The $66.4 million project Methuen Rotary Project will replace the rotary with two new ramps: one offramp from I-93 northbound and one onramp from I-93 southbound, both at exit 46. The ramps will join a realigned segment of Routes 110 and 113 that will allow for easier travel east and west through new traffic signals installed at two intersections.
In addition to reconfiguring the interchange, the project is also adding new features specifically designated for use by pedestrians and cyclists on Routes 110 and 113. Routes 110 and 113 will run in a new west-to-east alignment that, with the removal of the rotary, will provide a safer environment for the both modes of travel, while limiting the conflict points and controlling them with traffic signals and crosswalks. The project is expected to be complete in April 2018.
The Methuen Rotary Reconstruction Project will replace the existing rotary with a partial cloverleaf interchange to improve safety and reduce congestion and include the following:
• build or realign four I-93 on- and off-ramps
• build a new I-93 southbound loop on-ramp and northbound loop off-ramp
• realign Route 110/113
• build new signalized intersections east and west of the interchange on Route 110/113
• rebuild existing city-owned signalized intersections at Forest Street/North Lowell Street (Route 113) and Burnham Road/Green Street/Haverhill Street (Route 110).
For more information about the Methuen Rotary Reconstruction project, visit the website at methuenrotary.mhd.state.ma.us
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