The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is announcing that overnight tonight, from approximately 9 p.m. and until 4 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, essential maintenance work requires the closure of the I-290 westbound on-ramp from Main Street in Shrewsbury.

Traffic looking to access I-290 westbound at this location will be directed to follow the detour signage to Plantation Street in Worcester.

MassDOT appreciates the patience of the public as crews perform necessary maintenance. 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.