Post Content

MassDOT will make minor adjustments to the congestion relief trial at the I-90/I-95 interchange in Weston. The adjustments will be made tonight, Monday night July 29, into Tuesday morning July 30, weather permitting.  The changes are based on staff observations and feedback from customers. MassDOT will install better signage and reposition the location on the lane closure slightly farther south on I-95 Northbound, closer to Exit 23-24-25.

In an effort to develop low-cost bottleneck solutions, MassDOT consulted both the Federal Highway Administration and the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization. Analysis confirmed the primary sources of congestion at the I-90/I-95 interchange in Weston are the multiple merge points. The bottleneck builds as traffic from I-90 and Route 30 merges onto I-95 Northbound. To address this bottleneck, MassDOT will be closing the right lane on I-95 Northbound through a temporary tapered lane closure, just north of the I-95 NB Exit 23-24-25.

Currently, I-95 NB is four lanes wide with the right-most lane carrying thru traffic and vehicles that are merging onto I-95 NB from the Mass Pike and Route 30. This double-merge point causes traffic to back up through the Toll Plaza and onto I-90.

By closing the right lane to I-95 NB travelers, it becomes a dedicated lane for MassPike/Route 30 travelers to merge onto I-95 NB.

A third of all traffic on I-95 NB exits at Exit 23-24-25, and a recent traffic count showed 10 percent of vehicles continuing north on I-95 utilize the right lane. During the trial period, thru traffic on I-95 Northbound should stay to the left. Hesitation is common around new traffic patterns and public awareness will be key.

The trial began on July 17th and has been extended to August 9. During the test, MassDOT will collect information to ensure that the new configuration reduces congestion levels as predicted. If the trial period proves successful, MassDOT will make the changes permanent by installing new signs and new lane markings later this summer.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Baker-Polito Administration announces $8.6 million for Municipalities, Councils on Aging, other eligible entities for transit operating costs, capital needs & transit mobility posted on Jan 7

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration announced today a total of $8.6 million for cities, towns, and nonprofit organizations to use under the Community Transit Grant Program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The annual competitive grant program awards money to be used for transit   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration announces $8.6 million for Municipalities, Councils on Aging, other eligible entities for transit operating costs, capital needs & transit mobility

MassDOT Issues Final Report for East-West Passenger Rail Study posted on Jan 5

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today issued the final report for the East-West Passenger Rail Study, which examines the potential benefits, costs, and investments necessary to connect people in Western Massachusetts communities with Central and Eastern Massachusetts using a passenger rail service that   …Continue Reading MassDOT Issues Final Report for East-West Passenger Rail Study

Federally required statewide exit renumbering to begin on I-295 & Rt. 24 posted on Dec 30

Federally required statewide exit renumbering to begin on I-295 & Rt. 24

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that the installation of new milepost-based signs for exits on Interstate 295, from North Attleboro to Attleboro, will begin on Sunday, January 3. The work is anticipated to be completed in two days. In addition, new   …Continue Reading Federally required statewide exit renumbering to begin on I-295 & Rt. 24