Highway Bridge Work and Associated Delays Expect to Go All Week
The bridge work on I-95 that caused significant delays last week is expected to last all this week too.
Traffic backups and slow-going will continue this week along I-95 south again because of bridge work.
The state Department of Transportation said in a statement that the work will again resume at 10 p.m. on Sunday and run through noon on Friday, Aug. 31.
“There will be multiple lane closures on the section of I-95 South in the vicinity of the off ramp to Route 1 South in Peabody to allow work crews to complete bridge deck repairs and paving operations,” the state highway department said.
The work, which started last Monday, is on the bridge over Lowell Street and a abandoned railroad tracks.
“The work will be completed in two phases with the first phase focusing on the left lanes and the second phase focusing on the right lanes,” the DOT said.
The work, just south of the Danvers townline, had backed up traffic well into Danvers each morning during the rush hour last week.
The off ramp from I-95 South to Route 1 South will remain open during the work, the DOT said, but will be down to just a single lane.
The state Department of Transportation will use a “Real Time Traffic Management system” that will give drivers travel time information about how long it will take to get through the work zone.
Because of the expected delay, the state DOT is encouraging drivers to seek alternate routes and make plans to expect delays.
The work is part of a $5.7 million project to make pavement on a section of I-95 in Peabody and to install a median guardrail between Peabody and Boxford.