A westbound lane on the Mass Pike was closed in Ludlow Tuesday afternoon for repairs to the expansion joints on a bridge.
Repair crews are not expected to arrive until 7 p.m., but the lane closures on the Chicopee River Bridge were necessary for safety reasons, according to state police officials.
The right lane and breakdown lane are closed at the 58 mile marker due to the defect in the bridge.
Police said they are unaware when the repairs will be complete.
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