The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that it will be temporarily closing the on-ramp and off-ramp on Route 146 southbound at exit 11 (old exit 6) and exit 13 (old exit 7) in Sutton and Northbridge. The closures will take place nightly from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., from Sunday May 16, through Thursday, May 20. The Route 146 southbound exit 11 and exit 13 ramps will not be closed at the same time.
Traffic looking to enter and exit Route 146 southbound at exit 13 and exit 11 will be temporarily detoured as follows:
Exit 13 Traffic Detour
Traffic looking to enter Route 146 southbound at exit 13 will be directed to take Route 146 northbound and reverse direction at Boston Road.
Traffic looking to exit Route 146 southbound at exit 13 will be directed to use exit 11 in order to access Route 146 northbound back to exit 13.
Exit 11 Traffic Detour
Traffic looking to enter Route 146 southbound at exit 11 will be directed to use Route 146 northbound to exit 13 to reverse direction back to Route 146 southbound to exit 11.
Traffic looking to exit Route 146 southbound at exit 11 will be detoured southbound to exit 9 in order reverse direction onto Route 146 northbound to exit 11.
Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and advance message boards will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.
MassDOT encourages drivers to seek alternate routes, reduce speed, and use caution while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
These operations are weather dependent and subject to change without notice.