1-91 Viaduct Safety Info Issued for Fourth of July
SPRINGFIELD — With Fourth of July celebrations just around the corner, the city of Springfield reminds residents and visitors that the I-91 viaduct and its ramps are active construction sites. They are not appropriate or safe sites for parking, watching fireworks or participating in other holiday events. For safety reasons, the following guidelines issued by MassDOT must be adhered to:
- Under no circumstances should anyone attempt to park or walk on the highway or the closed I-91 ramps. State Police detail officers will be posted at the ramps and Springfield Police will also patrol the areas to ensure that they are not used inappropriately; and
- I-91 is an interstate highway with busy on and off ramps. The highway and ramps are not safe places to slow down or park to watch the fireworks over the Memorial Bridge. Drivers are urged to obey posted speed limits and use caution in the construction area at all times.