MassDOT closing Route 2 in Gill to address slope erosion

Staff Report

Published: 07-26-2023 4:12 PM

GILL — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is closing Route 2 eastbound just west of the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge until further notice to allow crews to efficiently address slope erosion.

Following substantial rainfall on Friday evening that resulted in a landslide by the Gill-Greenfield town line, Route 2 was closed for roughly 24 hours. It reopened to traffic on Saturday afternoon.

With this new closure, the following detours are in place:

■Traffic will be detoured via Interstate 91 northbound to Route 10 (Exit 50A).

■Traffic will continue to Route 63 southbound to rejoin Route 2 in Erving.

Traffic control measures will consist of detour signs, message boards, arrow boards and police details, according to MassDOT. Drivers are advised to expect delays, reduce speed and use caution.

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All scheduled work is weather dependent and may be impacted due to an emergency, MassDOT advises.

For more information on traffic conditions, drivers can:

■Download the Mass511 mobile app or visit to view live cameras, travel times, real-time traffic conditions and project information. Users can subscribe to get text and email alerts for traffic conditions.

■Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions.

■Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.