BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that there will be intermittent, short-term slowdowns using rolling roadblocks on I-290 westbound during the off-peak overnight hours on Wednesday, April 19 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., Thursday, April 20 between Exit 9 (Auburn Street) and Exit 8 (Route 12 southbound, Webster).

These traffic impacts are required for the removal of an overhead sign that spans I-290 westbound approaching I-90.

MassDOT encourages drivers to seek alternate routes, if possible, to avoid delays. Drivers that must travel through the affected area should expect delays, reduce speed and use caution.

For more information on traffic conditions travelers are also encouraged to:

• Dial 511 before heading out onto the roadways and select a route to hear real-time conditions.
• Visit www.mass511.com, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, access to traffic cameras, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.
• Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions
• Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.

All scheduled work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.