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Changing of highway exit numbers in Massachusetts scheduled to begin next month

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Highway exit numbers across the state of Massachusetts are scheduled to change.

According to Jacquelyn Goddard of MassDOT, there is a federal mandate to have states adopt mileage-based exit numbering.

Exit number conversions will take place east to west or north to south.

The project will be paid for through Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds. HSIP funding carries a 90/10 split, which means that 90% of the project will be funded through federal funds and the remaining 10% will be funded through state highway funds.

Sign were expected to change in the Summer of 2020, but the project has been delayed due to COVID-19.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is announcing an upcoming virtual Public Information Meeting for MassDOT’s Statewide Exit Renumbering Project on Thursday, September 24 from 6:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m.

The public meeting will cover information about the project, the construction schedule, and the project team will be there to answer questions.

Construction is scheduled to begin on this project in mid-October of this year and is anticipated to end in the Summer of 2021. This is a statewide project; however, this public meeting will be focused on the scope and schedule of the following corridors:

• State Route 3

• State Route 24

• State Route 25

• State Route 128

• State Route 140

• U.S. Route 3

• U.S. Route 6

• Interstate 93

• Interstate 95

• Interstate 195

• Interstate 295

Additional virtual public meetings will be scheduled throughout the Fall to cover the rest of the impacted corridors.

For more information on meetings and the project, click here.

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