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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Historical Commission Agenda for August 24th


Salisbury & Amesbury – Route 286, I-495, and I-95 Updated: Overnight Ramp and Lane Closures, August 22-26

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project


MassDOT’s contractor, Walsh-McCourt JV1, will close the following ramps and lanes for nighttime paving operations:

A signed detour route will be in place during the closure of the Route 286/Main Street on-ramp to I-95 South:

  • Take Rabbit Road south and turn right on Route 110/Elm Street in Amesbury. After going under I-95, turn right to take the on-ramp to I-95 South.

The detour route for I-95 southbound traffic destined for I-495 South is as follows:

  • From I-95 South, take Exit 58 for Route 110. Merge onto Route 110 West/Macy Street. Take the ramp on the right to merge onto I-495 South. 

No detours are required for the lane closures on I-95. 

MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.  

For more information, questions or concerns about the work, please contact Daniel Fielding, MassDOT Legislative Liaison, at 857-368-8959 or daniel.fielding@dot.state.ma.us.  

For more information about the project, visit the website at www.mass.gov/massdot/whittierbridge. View progress photos on MassDOT’s Whittier Bridge Flickr Album.

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


Mandatory Water Restrictions


Friday, August 12, 2016

Salisbury & Amesbury – Route 286, I-495, and I-95 Overnight Ramp and Lane Closures, August 14-19

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project
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MassDOT’s contractor, Walsh-McCourt JV1, will close the following ramps and lanes for nighttime paving operations:
  • Route 286/Main Street on-ramp to I-95 South – Tuesday, August 16, and Wednesday, August 17, from 9:00 PMeach night to 6:00 AM the following morning
  • Exit 59 from I-95 South to I-495 South – Tuesday, August 16, and Wednesday, August 17, from 9:00 PM each night to 6:00 AM the following morning
  • Two lanes on I-95 North between I-495 and Toll Road Bridge – Sunday, August 14, through Wednesday, August 17, from 6:00 PM each night to 6:00 AM the following morning
  • Two lanes on I-95 South between Toll Road Bridge and Route 110 – From 9:00 PM on Monday, August 15, to6:00 AM on Tuesday, August 16
  • Two lanes on I-95 South from just north of the Whittier Bridge to Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road Bridge – From9:00 PM on Monday, August 15, to 6:00 AM on Tuesday, August 16
  • Two lanes on I-95 South between Toll Road Bridge and Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road Bridge – Tuesday, August 16, and Wednesday, August 17, from 9:00 PM each night to 6:00 AM the following morning
  • Two lanes on I-95 South between Toll Road Bridge and Route 286 – From 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 18, to6:00 AM on Friday, August 19
  • Two lanes on I-95 North between Route 110 and Toll Road Bridge – Thursday, August 18, and Friday, August 19, from 9:00 PM each night to 6:00 AM the following morning
A signed detour route will be in place during the closure of the Route 286/Main Street on-ramp to I-95 South:
  • Take Rabbit Road south and turn right on Route 110/Elm Street in Amesbury. After going under I-95, turn right to take the on-ramp to I-95 South.
The detour route for I-95 southbound traffic destined for I-495 South is as follows:
  • From I-95 South, take Exit 58 for Route 110. Merge onto Route 110 West/Macy Street. Take the ramp on the right to merge onto I-495 South.
No detours are required for the lane closures on I-95.
MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.
For more information, questions or concerns about the work, please contact Daniel Fielding, MassDOT Legislative Liaison, at857-368-8959 or daniel.fielding@dot.state.ma.us.
For more information about the project, visit the website at www.mass.gov/massdot/whittierbridge. View progress photos on MassDOT’s Whittier Bridge Flickr Album.
The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Salisbury & Amesbury – Route 286 and I-95 Overnight Ramp and Lane Closures, August 8-12


MassDOT’s contractor, Walsh-McCourt JV1, will close the following ramps and lanes for nighttime paving operations:
  • Route 286/Main Street on-ramp to I-95 South – From 10:00 PM on Wednesday, August 10, to 6:00 AM onThursday, August 11
  • Up to three lanes on I-95 North between I-495 and Toll Road Bridge – From 9:00 PM on Monday, August 8, to5:00 AM on Tuesday, August 9
  • Up to three lanes on I-95 South between Toll Road Bridge and I-495 – Monday, August 8, through Wednesday, August 10, and Friday, August 12, from 9:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning
  • Two lanes on I-95 North between Route 110 and Toll Road Bridge – Wednesday, August 10, and Thursday, August 11, from 9:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning
A signed detour route will be in place during the Wednesday night closure of the Route 286/Main Street on-ramp to I-95 South:
  • Take Rabbit Road south and turn right on Route 110/Elm Street in Amesbury. After going under I-95, turn right to take the on-ramp to I-95 South.
No detour routes are required for the lane closures on I-95.
MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. 
For more information, questions or concerns about the work, please contact Daniel Fielding, MassDOT Legislative Liaison, at857-368-8959 or daniel.fielding@dot.state.ma.us
For more information about the project, visit the website at www.mass.gov/massdot/whittierbridge. View progress photos on MassDOT’s Whittier Bridge Flickr Album.
The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Amesbury & Newburyport - I-95 South Overnight Lane Closures, August 4

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project


MassDOT’s contractor, Walsh-McCourt JV1, will close two lanes on I-95 South in the vicinity of the Whittier Bridge from 9:00 PM on Thursday, August 4, to approximately 6:00 AM on Friday, August 5. These lane closures are required for the contractor to place concrete at Pier 3 of the new Whittier Bridge.

MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.  

Read about completed, ongoing, and upcoming work in the July Construction Update.

For more information, questions or concerns about the work, please contact Daniel Fielding, MassDOT Legislative Liaison, at 857-368-8959 or daniel.fielding@dot.state.ma.us.  

For more information about the project, visit the website at www.mass.gov/massdot/whittierbridge. View progress photos on MassDOT’s Whittier Bridge Flickr Album.

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