Friday, April 2, 2021

MassDOT Advisory: Wenham, Manchester, Gloucester

Temporary Overnight Lane Closures on 128 Northbound and Southbound

Closures are scheduled to begin on Monday April 5, 2021, and are needed to facilitate construction operations 

Work will be conducted weekly, from Sunday through Thursday, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning

WENHAM/MANCHESTER/GLOUCESTER – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that it will be implementing temporary single lane closures on Route 128 northbound and southbound from Grapevine Road in Wenham to Grant Circle in Gloucester. The closures will begin on Monday, April 5, 2021, and will take place weekly, from Sunday through Thursday, during overnight hours from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning. This work is scheduled to continue through November 2021, and then resume in Spring 2022.

The closures are needed to allow crews to safely and effectively conduct construction operations as part of the ongoing resurfacing and related work project on Route 128. A single lane of traffic in will be maintained in both directions during construction operations. Traffic on Route 128 northbound or southbound could be impacted by the temporary lane closures.

Signs, traffic control devices, temporary detour signs and variable message boards will be used to guide drivers through the work zone.

The work is part of a $16.9 million resurfacing and related work project on Route 128. The full project is currently expected to be completed in October 2023.

MassDOT encourages drivers to reduce speed and use caution while approaching and traveling through the work zone and to allow for extra time through this area.

All work is weather dependent and is subject to change without notice.