Daytime Milling Operations on Route 8 Week of Sept. 26

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing it will be conducting daytime milling operations on sections of Route 8 from the Deerfield Street intersection in Pittsfield and then north to the town line for Lanesborough and Cheshire.

The work will take place daily from Monday, Sept. 26, through Friday, Sept. 30, during daytime hours from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Standard MassDOT construction work zone logistics and police details will be used for traffic control.  Two lanes of travel will be maintained at all times.

Drivers who are traveling through this area should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. All scheduled work is weather dependent and/or may be impacted due to an emergency.

For information on traffic conditions travelers are encouraged to:? 

  • Dial 511 before heading out onto the roadways and select a route to hear real-time conditions.  
  • Visit, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, access to traffic cameras, 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.


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