The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that the on-ramps from I-290 eastbound to I-495 northbound and the Route 85 Connector will be closed beginning at 10 p.m., Thursday, May 17, until 4 a.m., Friday, May 18. The ramp from the Route 85 connector westbound to I-495 northbound will also be closed from 8 p.m., Thursday, May 17, until 4 a.m., Friday, May 18.
These temporary overnight traffic impacts are necessary to allow crews and contractors to safely and effectively conduct paving operations.
During these times, traffic that is seeking to access I-495 northbound or the Route 85 Connector will be directed to utilize I-495 southbound to Exit 24A (Route 20 eastbound).
Drivers who are traveling through these areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. All scheduled work is weather dependent and subject to change.
For more information on traffic conditions travelers are 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.