Damage along the closed portion of Route 2 includes severe slope failures, roadway undermining and instability, eroded bridge approaches, mud slides, and culvert and retaining wall damage.
At Route 2 Mile Marker 25, flooding caused a river channel to relocate where the roadway and abutting rest area previously existed.
The magnitude of the damage and significant repairs necessary will require an extended period of time to restore the roadway.
MassDOT is committed to an accelerated repair process, beginning with slope stabilization in North Adams and Florida along with temporary repairs for a 3.5 mile segment of Route 2 in Savoy.
A Detour Route with local signage is listed below.
From North Adams:
Route 8, Adams, to Route 116 through Adams, Savoy, Plainfield, and Ashfield,
to Route 112 through Ashfield and Buckland,
to Route 2, East Charlemont.
Remembering the Fall River Line posted on Feb 28
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Comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps posted on Feb 27
MassDOT today announced release of the first ever comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps. These maps show all privately operated rail, bus, and ferry service across New England and connecting services to New York State. MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division developed the maps in coordination …Continue Reading Comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps
Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting: March 9 posted on Feb 27
A second construction update Public Information Meeting for the Casey Arborway Project has been scheduled as follows: Monday, March 9, 7:00-9:00 PM, Boston English High School Auditorium, 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain The purpose of this meeting will be to provide the Jamaica Plain community …Continue Reading Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting: March 9