Signs along Southbridge St. (Rte. 12) in Auburn heading into Worcester indicate the westbound on-ramp to I-290 will be closed beginning August 26. Drivers will need to follow Southbridge Street to the Mass. Pike entrance in Auburn, or to Auburn Street to enter I-290 westbound toward I-395. This may result in traffic delays along Southbridge St. and at the Rt. 12/Auburn St. intersection at Drury Square.
We were not able to confirm how long the closure is expected to last. We will post an update as soon as possible. In the meantime, drivers commuting through this area will want to find an alternate route for Monday.