MassDOT Schedules Intermittent Overnight Closures of Route 1A

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that there will be intermittent overnight highway lane closures on Route 1A northbound and southbound in East Boston beginning on Sunday, Feb. 9.  The closures are scheduled to take place over the next four weeks during the overnight hours of 11:59 p.m., through 5 a.m. on the evenings of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

 The closures are necessary to allow crews to remove existing overhead guide sign structures and install new sign structures along Route 1A at several locations. The work will require the closure of both northbound and southbound directions intermittently for 15 minutes at a time.

 Traffic will be released after the 15 minutes, then once traffic clears, another 15 minute roadway closure will begin. This work will continue until all overhead guide sign structures have been installed.

 Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and advanced message boards 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.

 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.

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