2021 Low-Cost Improvements to Express-Highway Bottleneck Locations

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report coverPosted 5/22

The section of Interstate 95 (I-95) between Exits 57 and 61 that runs through Reading, Wakefield, and Lynnfield, is one of the most frequently traveled corridors in the state. Motorists on this section of I-95 regularly experience delays resulting from highway bottlenecks, particularly during peak travel periods in the morning and afternoon. The study examined these conditions to identify the cause of the traffic delays and develop low-cost solutions to improve traffic operations and safety in this area. Recommendations are given for reconfiguring acceleration and deceleration lanes and adding an auxiliary lane to alleviate congestion. The results of this study provide the MassDOT Highway Division with information for beginning to design and engineer improvements to these bottleneck locations.

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