At 4:15 pm today road crews closed three out of four lanes on Route 16 westbound in Chelsea, between Garfield Street and Washington Street, in order to make repairs to a water main under the roadway.
During the repair crews encountered unforeseen and unavoidable complications requiring use of all four lanes, as such all westbound lanes were closed. The ramp from Route 1 southbound to Route 16 westbound was also closed. Route 16 eastbound remained open. Motorists were advised to seek alternate routes.