Friday, September 20, 2019

MassDOT Advisory: Rowley – Route 1

My office received the following advisory:

MassDOT Advisory: Rowley – Route 1

Lane closures and detours September 20 through September 23

ROWLEY – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that there will be traffic impacts including lane closures and detours on varying sections of Route 1 north and southbound in Rowley from 8 p.m., Friday, September 20 through 5 a.m., Monday, September 23.

The work being performed, and the associated traffic impacts, will begin on Route 1 in the area of the intersection with Route 133. The work zones will then progress north along Route 1 towards the intersection with Elm Street as work is completed.

These off-peak and weekend traffic impacts will allow crews to safely and effectively conduct paving operations.

One lane of travel will remain open on Route 1 northbound at all times. Varying sections of Route 1 southbound will be closed depending on the location of work, and detour routes will be in place for travelers during these times.

This work is part of a $3.8 million project to resurface and perform other related work along approximately 5.5 miles of Route 1 in Rowley and Ipswich.

Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and messaging will be in place to guide drivers through the work area. Drivers who are traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. All scheduled work is weather dependent and may be impacted due to an emergency situation.


For more information on traffic conditions travelers are 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.