As of Monday morning, significant disruption continues for roads especially in the Berkshires and western and Central Massachusetts. Among the closures, I-91 NB & SB remains closed between exits 24 and 27. MassDOT crews will work with local authorities throughout the day to open roadways where possible.
A current summary as of 6:00am Monday of state road disruptions is available after the break.
Berkshires, District 1
The following roads remain closed at this time:
Route 8 from Jct Route 23 in Otis to Ct State Line in Sandisfield – Flooding subsided – Closure due to trees with power line down at multiple locations – Utility notified – some roadway structure damage – must be assessed after daybreak
Route 20 – Becket @ Jct Rte 8 Bonny Rigg to Chester Center – Multiple roadway and structure damage – must be assessed after daybreak
Route 8 Clarksburg from Henderson Road to North Adams TL – 400 feet road failure
Route 2 North Adams mm 12.7 to Buckland MM 38.1 – Multiple roadway and structure damage – must be assessed after daybreak
Route 41 West Stockbridge at Baker Street – Tree with power lines down – Utility notified
Route 112 Buckland MM 36.4 to 38.2 – Roadway undermined
Route 112 Colrain MM 46.2 Road failure at bridge abutment
Route 9 Merrill Road Pittsfield from Plastics Ave to RR crossing and Dalton Ave Pittsfield from Plastics Ave to RR Bridge – Flooding
Route 8 Hinsdale from Jct of Route 143 to Buttermilk Road – Flooding
Route 7 Sheffield is restricted from Lime Kiln Road to the Sheffield Depot MM 7.0
Northampton, Springfield- District 2
I-91 NB & SB remains closed between exits 24 and 27. Detour is via Route 5, Route 116, Route 47, Route 63, and Route 2.
Route 5 in Deerfield is closed due to flooding. Route 5 in Easthampton is closed due to flooding.
Route 5 in Northampton is closed due to flooding. Route 20 in Palmer is closed at the railroad underpass
Route 20 Main Street in Westfield is closed due roadway flooding and high water level of the Westfield River.
Route 67 in Warren is closed due to down power lines, electric company was in Route at 4:00 PM
Route 20 in Palmer is closed due to down power lines
Worcester, District 3
All disruptions throughout District 3 are due to utility failure. All areas will continue emergency operations throughout the day.
Marlborough & Northborough – Many route 20 traffic signals have no power, traffic control devices and signs are installed as needed
Southborough – Several Route 9 traffic signals have no power, a generator is installed to power the traffic signal at Route 9 @ Oak Hill Road, traffic control devices and signs are installed as needed at other locations
Bolton – Route 117 interchange with I-495, traffic signals have no power, traffic control devices and signs are installed as needed
Framingham – Route 9 WB at Country Club Lane, power line down just before Turnpike off ramp to Route 9 WB, one lane is now open Route 9 WB
Upton – Route 140 closed at various locations due to down power lines
Charlton – Route 20 @ 31 – traffic signals have no power, a generator is installed to power the traffic signal
Southborough – Troop E barracks – power outage – on generator
Framingham (7W) and Westborough (6AW) – power outage – on generators
South Shore, District 5
There is one outstanding road closure in Falmouth on Route 28A.
MassDOT Announces Quaboag Connector Van Service Pilot posted on Mar 28
MassDOT announced today that a new “Quaboag Connector” van transportation service is available for residents in the Quaboag Valley region which includes the towns of Belchertown, Brookfield, Hardwick, Monson, Palmer, Ware, Warren and West Brookfield. The curb-to-curb service has begun as a 12-month pilot that …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Quaboag Connector Van Service Pilot
Aeronautics: Baker-Polito Administration Awards Funding to Minute Man Air Field posted on Mar 28
The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced an award of $850,000 to Minute Man Air Field in Stow for a project to make necessary repairs and reconstruction improvements. MassDOT Aeronautics Administrator Jeffrey DeCarlo joined State Representative Kate Hogan, elected and local officials, municipal …Continue Reading Aeronautics: Baker-Polito Administration Awards Funding to Minute Man Air Field
Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens posted on Mar 23
MassDOT has announced that the Belmont Street Bridge that carries Route 9 over Interstate 290 in Worcester is now open to its permanent configuration. The bridge now features two eastbound lanes toward Shrewsbury, two westbound lanes toward Lincoln Square and a newly-added, left-turn lane through …Continue Reading Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens