South Hunt Road Improvement Projects

Project Manager: Office of Community and Economic Development in partnership with the Department of Public Works

Over the past twenty years, the area of Amesbury south of I-495 has experienced significant growth and redevelopment of housing, commercial and industrial uses. To accommodate this growth, the City applied for two MassWorks grants to upgrade the City's transportation infrastructure. The first grant of $2.5 million was awarded in 2018 to support the Route 150 at I-495 and South Hunt Road Project. This project will upgrade the intersection of Route 150 and I-495 to align directly with South Hunt Road.

The second MassWorks grant of $2 million was awarded in 2019 for the improvement of the South Hunt Road corridor. These improvements will include Complete Streets infrastructure and will leverage the construction of Maples Crossing, a $10 million Sports Complex with associated services, including a hotel and restaurants. The South Hunt Road Corridor project will begin in late 2020 / early 2021.

Public input and participation in these projects is encouraged! At any time, if you have questions regarding these two projects, please reach out to Angela Cleveland, AICP, Community and Economic Development Director at

Project Updates *NEW*

MassDOT is announcing the temporary closure of the on-ramp from Route 150 to I-495 northbound at exit 54 in Amesbury. The on-ramp will be closed beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday, November 2 and through 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18. These temporary traffic impacts are necessary to allow construction crews to proceed with the reconstruction and realignment of the I-495 northbound ramps to and from Route 150.

Drivers affected by the closure of the on-ramp will be directed to use Route 150 northbound and Route 110 eastbound to connect with local and regional roadways to access their destinations. Signs, traffic control devices, detours and law enforcement details will be used to guide drivers through or around the work zone.

MassDOT encourages drivers to reduce speed and use caution while approaching and traveling through or around the work zone and to allow for extra time through this area.

All work is weather dependent and is subject to change without notice.


Overall Project

overall massworks project


Phase 1

phase 1 interchange

Phase 2

phase 2 south hunt road