Overnight Ramp Closures on I-290 and I-190

by | Jul 17, 2021

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that crews will be continuing with paving operations along I-290 eastbound and westbound and I-190 southbound. The work will require intermittent temporary overnight lane closures and on and off-ramp closures to take place. The ramp closures are scheduled nightly from 9:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. the following morning on Sunday, July 18, Monday, July 19, Wednesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 22.

During the work, traffic will be directed to follow the signed detour signage in place. Only one ramp at a time will be closed during the paving operations.

The detours are as follows:

When the I-290 westbound Exit 19 connector ramp to I-190 northbound is closed, traffic will be directed to continue onto I-290 westbound and use Exit 18 (Lincoln Street).
When the I-190 southbound connector ramp to I-290 eastbound is closed, traffic will be directed to continue onto I-290 westbound and use Exit 18 (Lincoln Street).
When the I-290 westbound Exit 18 (Lincoln Street) off-ramp is closed, traffic will be directed to follow the detour signage in place and use Exit 16 (East Central Street / Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) to access Lincoln Street (Route 70).
When the I-290 westbound Exit 16 (East Central Street) off-ramp is closed, traffic will be directed to use Exit 14 (Grafton Street – Route 122) then follow Grafton Street and Summer Street to access East Central Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
When the I-290 eastbound Exit 16 (East Central Street) on-ramp is closed, traffic will be directed to use I-290 westbound to Exit 14 (Grafton Street – Route 122) to I-290 eastbound.

Advance warning signs will be used onsite to notify the traveling public about the planned closures and provide updates.

MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays.

Those traveling through the area should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution.

The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.