A traffic pattern change in East Milton over I-93 will be in effect for three to four months beginning this afternoon while MassDOT completes maintenance on the Wood Street overpass.
While the construction is being done, Granite Avenue will be closed at Squantum Street, according to Milton Police Lt. Kevin Foley. The detour will force commuters coming toward East Milton Square to turn left or right on Squantum Street.
Foley said a detail officer will be at the intersection and increased patrols will be in the neighborhoods as traffic volumes will likely spike.
The work will begin on Monday, September 10, but the detour will go into effect at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 7, to alert motorists of the change.
The actual maintenance on the bridge will be done overnight, according to Foley. This is due to the lane closures on the expressway.