Aerial photo Methuen rotary before and after construction


What's Being Done?

MassDOT is reconstructing the I-93 Exit 46 interchange at Routes 110 and 113 in Methuen, replacing the existing rotary with a partial cloverleaf interchange. The project will alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety. Key elements of the project include:

  • building new I-93 southbound on-ramp and off-ramp to a realigned Route 110/113;
  • realigning two existing off-ramps;
  • constructing new signalized intersections east and west of the interchange;
  • constructing two noise barriers; and
  • adding bicycle lanes and sidewalks for improved access.

Notice of Realignment of Route 110/113 and Closing of Existing Rotary
August 20, 2016

Route 110/113 traffic will be realigned to travel under the newly constructed I-93 bridge in Methuen on Saturday August 20, 2016.  The existing rotary will no longer be in use as of this date.

Westbound traffic on Route 110/113 traveling to I-93 southbound will enter the I-93 southbound on-ramp through a temporary, signalized intersection on the west side of the new bridge. Traffic exiting I-93 northbound and traveling to the west will enter Route 110/113 through a temporary, signalized intersection at the base of the northbound off-ramp. Signage will be installed along the corridor and at the new ramps to direct traffic through the new Route 110/113 alignment.  Variable message signs will be positioned prior to the realignment to alert the public of the upcoming traffic change.

The realignment and ramp connections described above will allow construction of the remaining changes to the interchange ramp system to be completed.  Once that work is completed, the temporary traffic signals will be removed.

A map of the new traffic configuration in effect August 20 can be found on the Traffic Advisories page.

Opening the new on-ramp is the one of several significant traffic changes that that began in July as MassDOT’s contractor, E. T. & L. Corp., started work on Stage 3A of the project. Stage 3A is the stage that will replace the existing Rotary with a new Route 110/113 and begin demolition of the existing Rotary bridges.

Upcoming Work - August 2016

Work on I-93 over the rotary and at the new and existing ramp locations continues.

View the Construction Update page for more information on construction activities and lane closures.

Construction includes:

2 project milestones will be reached!
  • Open new I-93 southbound off-ramp
  • Close rotary permanently and relocate Route 110/113 straight under new I-93 Bridge

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Construction Facts

Start Date: July 2014
End Date: Spring 2018
Cost: $66.4 million
Contractor: E.T. & L. Corp.

   


New Deck at Permanent Widening of I-93 Northbound Bridge over Riverside Drive

August 2016: The rotary will be permanently closed, replaced with a realigned Route 110/113 that will go straight through, passing under the new I-93 bridge.