MassDOT Advisory: West Stock Bridge Gaurdrail and Bridge Repair

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WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) reported that it will be conducting guardrail and bridge repair operations on I-90 eastbound and westbound in Blandford, West Stockbridge, Montgomery, and Russell. 
 
The work will be conducted at different times and locations in the day and evening on Monday, Jan. 30, and during the day on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Lane closures will be in place during repair operations. 
 
The location and schedule for the work will be as follows:
 
Blandford  
 
Guardrail repair work will be conducted on I-90 eastbound at mile marker 28.5 in the breakdown lane on Monday, Jan. 30, and on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   
 
Guardrail repair work will be conducted on I-90 westbound at mile marker 24.0 in the breakdown lane on Monday, Jan. 30, and on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   
 
West Stockbridge
 
Guardrail repair work will be conducted on I-90 eastbound at mile marker 4.1 in the median on Monday, Jan. 30, and on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   
 
Montgomery/Russell
 
Bridge work will be conducted on I-90 eastbound and westbound at mile marker 36.0 on Monday, Jan. 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A 15-minute rolling roadblock will be required in each direction at 8:00 p.m. 
 
The work will require temporary lane closures to allow crews to safely and efficiently conduct the guardrail and bridge repair 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.

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