MEDFORD (CBS) – Drivers are being informed to keep away from Interstate 93 in Medford if potential Tuesday as repairs continued on a broken bridge.
A truck carrying an oversize load hit an overpass on 93 South Monday afternoon, inflicting a visitors mess at rush hour. It occurred by Exit 24 at Roosevelt Circle, the place Route 28 crosses over the freeway.
Crews labored by way of the evening on repairs, however solely two lanes of visitors are getting by on that aspect of the freeway Tuesday. Drivers are additionally restricted from going over the eastbound bridge.
MassDOT stated there might be lane closures all day whereas a broken beam and a bit of the bridge deck is demolished. The work would possibly prolong into Wednesday’s commute.
The company has put up message boards on I-93 as distant because the New Hampshire border to alert drivers in regards to the work zone.
North shore commuters ought to keep away from 93SB in Medford and look to options like @MBTA_CR
Two journey lanes are closed whereas crews stabilize the @MassDOT construction that was broken yesterday. This can take all day Tuesday and may impression Wednesday’s commute. pic.twitter.com/ey8MCgDxGJ
— Jonathan Gulliver (@JLGulliver) July 20, 2021
Those that do take 93 south by way of Medford ought to count on delays, go sluggish and use warning.
One alternate route is to get off 93 totally for the reason that lane closures are at exit 24 in Medford.
If drivers see visitors getting heavy, they might get off at exit 25 in Stoneham and get again on at Medford Sq., skipping exit 24.