I-91 Route Advisory

The Springfield, MA section of I-91 is currently undergoing reconstruction that will result in a safer passageway for all motorists upon completion of the project. During this phase, alternate routes may be required to get to Dakin Humane Society at 171 Union Street in Springfield. We’ve detailed several options below to make your journey easy!

Coming from the north on I-91?

Option 1:
Take I-91 southbound to exit 7-6.  After first light, bear right, following signs to "Hall of Fame Avenue."  Follow along until you see sign on right for "Hall of Fame Avenue" just after railroad overpass.  Bear right, go straight through next 3 traffic lights.  At next light (with Luxe Burger on your right) you will turn left onto Union Street and go straight through 2 sets of traffic lights. Dakin will be on your right.

Option 2:
Take I-91 southbound to exit 4 (Route 83/Main Street). The exit ramp splits at the bottom. Stay to the left, which will curve around and put you on East Columbus Avenue. At the second set of lights, turn right onto Union Street. Go straight through the next set of traffic lights. Dakin will be on your right.

Coming from the south on I-91?

Take I-91 northbound to exit 5 (Broad Street) and merge on to East Columbus Avenue. Proceed to the second set of traffic lights and take a right onto Union Street. Go straight through the next set of lights. Dakin will be on your right.

Coming from the east via Mass Pike/I-291?

Take I-291 westbound to exit 2B, take immediate exit for Dwight Street. Turn left onto Dwight Street and follow for several blocks until intersection with State Street. Go straight through that light at State Street onto Maple Street. At the next light, turn right onto Union Street. Dakin will be down the hill on your left.

 For additional information about the rehabilitation of the I-91 Viaduct, please visit www.mass.gov/massdot/I91ViaductRehab