SHREWSBURY – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that the I-290 eastbound Exit 22 (Main Street) off ramp will be closed beginning at 9 p.m., Friday, May 11, through 8 a.m. Saturday, May 12. This traffic impact will allow crews and contractors to safely and effectively conduct construction operations.

Traffic looking to exit I-290 eastbound at this location will be directed to utilize Exit 21 (Plantation St, Worcester) or Exit 23B (Route 140) and follow the detour signage in place.

Drivers who are traveling through the affected 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, 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.