BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that beginning on Monday, October 23, crews and contractors will be carrying out paving and pavement marking installation on Route 18 within the corridor between the Hillman Street overpass and Coggeshall Street. Route 18 NB and SB will remain open during these operations, but the following daytime ramp closures and traffic impacts will be necessary in order to facilitate this roadwork:

 

  • From 2 PM to 3 PM on Monday, October 23, the Hillman Street on-ramp to Route 18 NB will be closed. Traffic looking to access Route 18 at this location will be directed to follow a detour route that utilizes Acushnet Avenue or Belleville Avenue.

 

  • From 12 noon to 3 PM on Wednesday, October 25, the Exit 15 off-ramp from I-195 WB to Route 18 SB will be closed. Traffic looking to access Route 18 at this location will be directed to follow a detour route that utilizes Exit 17 and Coggeshall Street.

 

  • From 12 noon to 3 PM on Wednesday, October 25, the off-ramp to Weld Street from Route 18 SB will be closed. Traffic looking to access Weld Street at this location will be directed to follow a detour route that utilizes the Purchase Street or Coggeshall Street off-ramp.

 

  • From 1 PM to 2 PM on Thursday, October 26, the Exit 15 off-ramp from I-195 EB to Route 18 SB will be closed. Traffic looking to access Route 18 at this location will be directed to follow a detour route that utilizes Exit 16 and Coggeshall Street.

 

  • From 3 AM to 6 AM on Wednesday, November 1, the Hillman Street on-ramp to Route 18 NB will be closed. Traffic looking to access Route 18 at this location will be directed to follow a detour route that utilizes Acushnet Avenue or Belleville Avenue.

 

  • From 3 AM to 6 AM on Thursday, November 2, the Exit 15 off-ramp from I-195 WB to Route 18 SB will be closed. Traffic looking to access Route 18 at this location will be directed to follow a detour route that utilizes Exit 17 and Coggeshall Street.

 

  • From 3 AM to 6 AM on Thursday, November 2, the off-ramp to Weld Street from Route 18 SB will be closed. Traffic looking to access Weld Street at this location will be directed to follow a detour route that utilizes the Purchase Street or Coggeshall Street off-ramp.

 

  • From 9 AM to 12 noon on Thursday, November 2, the Exit 15 off-ramp from I-195 EB to Route 18 SB will be closed. Traffic looking to access Route 18 at this location will be directed to follow a detour route that utilizes Exit 16 and Coggeshall Street.

 

MassDOT encourages travelers to seek alternate routes and be mindful of possible delays, allow extra time to reach their destinations, and devote their full attention to the roadway when traveling through these work zones. Appropriate signage will be in place to guide travelers to the detour routes during these times.

 

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