Updated Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. ET
The Montgomery – Russell Bridge along I-90 is currently under construction through 2025. The bridge is located at approximately mile marker 36 and spans US Route 20, CSX Railroad, and the Westfield River.
Due to the necessary repair work, construction staging, construction equipment loads, and travel lane shifts, it is necessary to limit the loads over the bridge and implement an overweight truck detour beginning December 4 and lasting through 2025.
This weight restriction and detour will not impact private passenger vehicles and most other traffic. Based on analysis of special permits and tolling data, MassDOT anticipates this detour will impact approximately 10 to 15 trucks per day.
What trucks are affected?
Loads over 40 tons will be detoured off I-90 and onto Routes 10, 202, and 20. The detour will be in effect for two years and adds six miles to a trip. Overweight trucks will not be permitted to utilize the detour route during peak hours as defined in their permit.
Advance truck detour signs will be posted on I-90, and detour signs will be posted along the detour route.
Trucks with the following maximum weight limits are permitted to travel across the bridge:
- 20 tons (loaded box truck)
- 25 tons (loaded garbage truck)
- 40 tons (loaded tractor-trailer or tandem tractor-trailer)
MassDOT has a PDF showing eastbound and westbound truck detour routes and additional details concerning the detour.