WORCESTER — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is still trying to figure out what caused a highway sign to fall in the middle of I-190 in Worcester Tuesday morning.
According to State Police Spokesman Dave Procopio, at around 6:50 a.m. yesterday, a highway sign before Exit 1 fell into the second lane of the southbound side of I-190.
State Police dispatched from the Holden Barracks shut down the middle and right lanes for repairs. The lanes were reopened at 9:10 a.m. There were no reported injuries.
According to MassDOT, the sign that fell was 24 years old and scheduled to be replaced as part of a project that’s going out to bid later in the year. Representatives from the agency said that most of the signs on the state highways are less than 25 years old.
MassDOT has not determined what caused the sign to fall into the highway, but is in the process of conducting a structural review.
“MassDOT is performing a root cause analysis and will be reviewing prior structural inspection reports as part of this process,” MassDOT said. “If it is determined that the sign fell due to a structural failure all signs constructed during the same period in the corridor will be reviewed.”