SHREWSBURY – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced this weekend, and on weekends throughout the spring, summer, and fall, there will be lane closures on areas of I-290 east and westbound in Shrewsbury, Boylston, and Northborough.

These lane closures are necessary in order to allow crews to safely and effectively carry out construction operations, and travelers should be advised of potential traffic impacts and make informed decisions on route and timing of travel.

The weekend lane closures in these areas will be put in place on Saturday mornings and be in place through approximately 5 a.m. on Monday mornings.

Appropriate signage and messaging will be in place to guide drivers during these operations. The schedule for this work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice. MassDOT encourages drivers to reduce speed and use caution while traveling throughout this area.

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.