By Grant Welker
LOWELL -- The ramp carrying traffic from Interstate 495 northbound to the Lowell Connector will close overnight starting Wednesday night for road repair work.
The state Department of Transportation, which announced the closure, is encouraging drivers to seek alternate routes. Traffic from I-495 will be detoured to Route 3 northbound to Exit 31 for Route 110 eastbound.
Traffic will then be directed right onto Industrial Avenue, then right to join the Lowell Connector inbound.
The ramp will close each night from Wednesday, May 28 to Thursday, June 5, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Those hours will change only for the night of Friday, May 30, when the ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Crews will be repairing bridge beams that were struck and damaged by an over-height truck, the state said.