Paving Operations on I-290 Eastbound and Westbound between Exit 20 (East Central Street) and Exit 24 (Plantation Street)

by | Sep 18, 2021

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing it will be continuing paving operations on I-290 eastbound and westbound in Worcester. The work will require intermittent temporary lane closures and on and off-ramp closures between exit 20 (East Central Street) and exit 24 (Plantation Street) each night from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. beginning Sunday evening, September 19, through Friday morning, September 24. Only one ramp at a time will be closed during the paving operations.

Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and messaging will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.

Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.

All scheduled work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

For more information on traffic conditions, travelers are also encouraged to:

Dial 511 and select a route to hear real–time conditions.
Visit, 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.