News Brief: MassDOT schedules temporary lane closures on Route 20

Crews will be conducting the rock-blasting operations 0.4 miles east of the Route 7 intersection along Route 20.

MassDOT schedules temporary lane closures on Route 20

Lenox — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will be implementing intermittent lane closures on Route 20 in Lenox from Monday, May 18, through Thursday, May 21, to facilitate daily rock-blasting operations at approximately 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Crews will be conducting the rock-blasting operations 0.4 miles east of the Route 7 intersection along Route 20. The rock blasting is necessary for installation of a culvert in the area. The traffic on Route 20 will be stopped for one to five minutes in order to ensure the safety of the public. Traffic control devices and police details will be used to guide drivers through the workzone. Those traveling through the area should reduce speed and use caution. The operations are weather-dependent and subject to change without notice.

For more information on traffic conditions, travelers are also encouraged to:

  • Dial 511 and select a route to hear real–time conditions;
  • Visit mass511.com, a website that provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information as well as access to traffic cameras, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions;
  • Follow MassDOT on Twitter to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions; and
  • Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.