The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that it will be implementing a temporary overnight closure of the on-ramp and off-ramp on I-290 westbound at exit 21 and exit 20 in Worcester. The ramp closures will take place from 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 27 until 5 a.m. Friday, May 28 to facilitate routine construction operations.
Traffic will be detoured as follows:
- When the I-290 westbound exit 21 (Plantation Street) on-ramp is closed traffic will be directed to follow detour sign in place and use exit 22 (Main St.).
- When the I-290 westbound exit 20 (Lincoln Street) off-ramp is closed traffic will be directed to use Exit 18 (Rte. 9).
Message boards, signs, traffic control devices, and law enforcement details will be used to guide drivers safely through the work zone.
MassDOT encourages drivers to seek alternate routes, reduce speed and use caution while approaching and traveling through the work zone.