Mass DOT announces road work on 290 in Auburn, 146 in Uxbridge

by | Apr 13, 2020

Affecting I-290 in Auburn

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing the temporary overnight lane closures on I-290 eastbound over Southbridge Street, Route 12, in Auburn. The closures will restrict access from I-90 and Route 12 northbound. The lane closures will occur on Wednesday, April 15 and Thursday, April 16, beginning each night at 7:00 p.m., and ending the next morning by 5:00 a.m. These closures are to facilitate bridge deck repairs.

During the work, traffic from I-90 and Route 12 northbound will be detoured as follows:

  • I-290 eastbound traffic detoured to I-395 southbound
  • Exit I-395 southbound to Route 20 eastbound
  • Exit to I-290 eastbound

Affecting Rt 146 in Uxbridge

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that it will be conducting milling operations on Route 146 northbound and southbound, between the Rhode Island state line to the Mill Street overpass, in Uxbridge.  The work is scheduled to take place beginning today, Monday, April 13, and continuing through to Friday, April 17,  during the daytime hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The milling work will require intermittent lane takings and off-ramp closures to allow crews to conduct necessary construction operations.

Traffic will be directed to follow the ramp detour signage in place as follows:

Route 146 northbound off-ramp at Exit 1 is closed:

Traffic looking to exit Route 146 northbound at Exit 1 (Route 146A, Uxbridge, North Smithfield RI) will be directed to continue on Route 146 northbound and take a right at Exit 2 (Route 146A Chocolog Road, Uxbridge) in order to access Route 146A from Chocolog Road.

Route 146 southbound off-ramp at Exit 1 is closed:

Traffic looking to exit Route 146 southbound at Exit 1 (Route 146A North Smithfield RI) will be directed to continue on Route 146 southbound into Rhode Island and take exit for Route 5 and Route 102, Forestdale / Slaterville. Traffic will be directed to follow the detour signage in place and turn right onto Route 146A Victory Highway.

Route 146 northbound off-ramp at Exit 2 is closed:

Traffic looking to exit Route 146 northbound at Exit 2 (to 146A, Chocolog Rd, Uxbridge) will be directed to continue northbound on Route 146 and take a right at Exit 3 (Route 16 Uxbridge/Douglas) and follow the detour signage in place in order to reverse direction.

Route 146 southbound off-ramp at Exit 2 is closed:

Traffic looking to exit Route 146 southbound at Exit 2 (Route 146A Chocolog Road Uxbridge) will be directed to continue southbound on Route 146 and take a right at Exit 1 in order to access Route 146A Quaker Highway.

 

Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and advanced message boards will be in place to guide drivers through the work area. Drivers who are traveling through the area should reduce speed and use caution.

All scheduled work is weather dependent and may be impacted due to an emergency.

For more information on traffic conditions travelers are encouraged to:

  • Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions.
  • Visit www.mass511.com, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, 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.