If you plan on traveling I-90 anytime in the near future, it's gonna be a long week. Bridge construction along with other road work will mean more travel delays, setbacks, holdups, hindrances...<ahem>headaches on the Mass Pike in Lee, Otis, and Becket.

WWLP/22 News Springfield is reporting that depending on the day and/or time you're traveling the Pike this week, you may be sure you'll run across guardrail construction or bridge work in the eastbound and westbound lanes.

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Construction is already underway and will continue all week until this Friday, July 16. As I always say, to be forewarned is to be forearmed. Plan ahead and allow yourself extra time to arrive at your final destination. Basically, know before you go.

Police will be guiding travelers through the work areas, but there will also be advance message boards and signage along the way. Here is a list of lane closures for individual towns:

  • Lee - Bridge repair work will take place on I-90 westbound at Mile Marker 10.6 until 4 p.m. on Tuesday
  • Otis - Bridge Repair work will take place daily eastbound and westbound at Mile Marker 22.0 through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Becket - Guardrail repair work will take place nightly westbound from Mile Marker 17 to Mile Marker 15 through Thursday during the hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning

As always, you can find out more information from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation page on mass.gov's website here. They want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while the roadwork continues. Please check out WWLP's website for more info.

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