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New Ramp From Mass Pike To Route 128 Opens Friday Evening

WESTON (CBS) -- There are some big changes coming this evening on the Mass Pike in Weston at the on-ramp to Route 128.

All this change started with the removal of the toll booths where the Pike meets 128 in Weston. MassDOT built a brand new on-ramp, and it opens Friday evening. It's for vehicles travelling from the Pike westbound onto 128 north and southbound.

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The new ramp to Interstate 95 from the Mass Pike westbound in Weston. (WBZ-TV)

In order to make this change, MassDOT will also close the off-ramp from the Pike onto Park Road and Route 30 for one week.

Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver says this is a major step forward.

"We are pleased to reach this milestone in rebuilding the Weston interchange," Gulliver said. "Drivers should be aware that as of Friday night there will be a new path of travel in certain directions at the Weston interchange and should also be mindful of the detour route as the off-ramp from I-90 westbound to local roadways will be closed for one week."

Starting Friday evening, there'll be a detour in place for drivers wanting to go that route. MassDOT says the detour will be marked with road signs giving drivers the needed directions.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

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