Friday, March 20, 2020

Ipswich-Rowley MassDOT Advisory

Temporary weekday lane closures on Route 1 begin March 18

IPSWICH/ROWLEY – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing temporary lane closures on Route 1 northbound and southbound in Ipswich and Rowley. This work began Wednesday, March 18, from 7:00 a.m., until 3:30 p.m. The lane closures will be in place during the day, Monday through Friday through June 30. These temporary traffic impacts are necessary in order to allow crews to safely and effectively install guardrail, traffic markings, driveways, and perform general cleanup along a section of Route 1.

Throughout these operations there will be one lane of alternating traffic at all times. Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and advanced message boards will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.

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.

Drivers who are traveling through the area should expect some delays, reduce speed, and use caution.

The schedule for this work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

For more information on traffic conditions, travelers are encouraged to: Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions.

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