Post Content

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.

Written By:

Recent Posts

MassDOT, MAPFRE: Highway Assistance Patrol posted on Aug 29

MassDOT, MAPFRE: Highway Assistance Patrol

Posted by: Patrick McDonald, CPCU, AIM, AIS, Executive Vice President – Business & Clients, MAPFRE Insurance MAPFRE Insurance sponsors the MassDOT Highway Assistance Patrol (HAP) program and reminds motorists that during Labor Day weekend many Massachusetts drivers will be taking their last vacations of the   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE: Highway Assistance Patrol

A First in the State: MassDOT Uses New Construction Technique on Route 2/I-95 Project posted on Aug 28

A First in the State: MassDOT Uses New Construction Technique on Route 2/I-95 Project

From smaller projects to the largest, MassDOT uses the latest, proven innovative techniques. For the first time in the state, MassDOT is using precast, modular concrete abutments on the Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Project. Accelerated Bridge Construction technologies, such as this one, reduce project duration   …Continue Reading A First in the State: MassDOT Uses New Construction Technique on Route 2/I-95 Project

Route 107 Corridor Public Meetings Scheduled posted on Aug 26

Route 107 Corridor Public Meetings Scheduled

Public Information Meetings for the Route 107 Corridor Study have been scheduled as follows: Wednesday, September 7, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Lynn English High School, Auditorium, 50 Goodridge Street Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Collins Middle School, Auditorium, 29 Highland Avenue,   …Continue Reading Route 107 Corridor Public Meetings Scheduled