Emergency repair work has been taking place this week on the elevated portion of Interstate 91 through downtown Springfield.
The emergency work is a prelude to a three-year $175 million dollar reconstruction of the 2.5 mile long elevated highway that carries 75,000 vehicles a day.
MassDOT said preliminary work is scheduled to begin July 12th. Major construction will start in the fall.
Kevin Kennedy, Springfield’s chief development officer said keeping the public informed about ramp closings and detours is key to avoiding major disruptions.