MassDOT is advising drivers to anticipate heavy traffic on Saturday and Sunday, August 4-5, on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) in Western Massachusetts due to an air show being held at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee.
Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the air show begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 125,000-150,000 visitors are expected each day.
Heaviest traffic is anticipated between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm each day. Event attendees coming from New York and points west are directed to Interchange 5 off the Turnpike (I-90) Eastbound in Chicopee. Drivers traveling from the Boston area directed to the Turnpike (I-90) Westbound to Interchange 7 in Ludlow. Traffic is also expected on I-91 and I-291 with visitors approaching from points north and south.
Motorists not destined for the air show may wish to alter travel times or plan an alternate route to avoid the anticipated heavy traffic. An air show held two years ago caused significant traffic delays on the Turnpike.
MassDOT personnel, police officials and event organizers will monitor traffic conditions and provide updated directions on MassDOT’s highway message boards to help keep traffic moving through Turnpike Interchanges 5 -7 in an efficient manner. Check out MassDOT Live Traffic Cameras on the web before you travel.
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