Advances in Methuen I-93 Interchange Project to Cause Temporary Lane Closures

Commuters can expect lane shifts and temporary lane closures this month as reconstruction of the Methuen Rotary progresses toward the opening of a new southbound highway on-ramp.

Lanes on the southbound side of Interstate 93 will shift westward during November to create a center work zone, Department of Transportation spokesman  Patrick Marvin told WHAV. Also during November, work crews will pave and open a westbound I-93 on-ramp from routes 110 and 113 and pave sections of routes 110-113 west of I-93, according to a statement from the Transportation Department.

Crews have removed the remainder of the rotary where Route 110 and Route 113 converged below the interstate. A partial cloverleaf and light-controlled through-way will replace the rotary.

Travelers can expect rolling daytime single lane closures  on I-93 northbound from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; I-93 southbound from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and on local roads from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Overnight, double lane closures on I-93 southbound are expected from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

"Lane closures are periodic throughout the month," Marvin said, and depend on a number of factors, not all of which can be predicted.

The $66.4 million rotary replacement project is more than three-quarters  complete and construction is scheduled to end in summer 2018, the Transportation Department statement said.