Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The major highway through Boston will close due to work on the Zakim Bridge and the O’Neill tunnel.
A major Boston highway will close overnight to make way for work on the Zakim Bridge and O’Neill Tunnel on Tuesday night, Jan. 8. The Department of Transportation will shut down the southbound side of I-93 between 11 p.m. Tuesday night and 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to CBS Boston. MassDOT will divert traffic at the Route 38 Mystic Avenue exit and will be able to continue on I-93 at the exit near South Station, the site reports.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
State Police say there are minimal traffic delays at this time, but there is potential damage.
State highway personnel are assessing damage to the Tip O’Neill tunnel after a truck struck the tunnel’s ceiling. The truck, which was being carried on a flatbed by a tractor, hit the ceiling of the tunnel on Route 93 southbound at 9:40 a.m. and has caused “potential damage to wires and light fixtures,” according to a Massachusetts State Police alert. The damaged wires have been removed and the truck has exited the tunnel and is in the breakdown lane of Route 93 southbound, according to an alert. Traffic is backed up to the Zakim Bridge, and all lanes have reopened, the alert says.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain their C.A.R.E program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben said. "We just want to make sure they are being safe and …
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is urging residents to plan ahead for travel this weekend, and offers some tips to beat the worst of the holiday traffic.
Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, with the full peak setting in the afternoon on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and on Sunday, Nov. 25. An estimated 50,000 drivers will travel through the Ted Williams, Callahan and Sumner Tunnels on the day before Thanksgiving, and one toll booth on the Mass Pike alone will see more than 100,000 cars, according to The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The busiest traffic areas are on I-90, where Exit 9 connects the Mass. Pike with I-84 to New York and Connecticut. Heavy traffic congestion is also expected at the I-95, I-495 and I-93 exits heading north towards New Hampshire, according to MassDOT. Because of these heavy traffic conditions, MassDOT is …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The closure of the busy artery will be from 9 p.m to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday until Dec. 1, according to the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
One of Boston's main thoroughfares will be closed at night as workers make interim repairs to its tunnel system. The Department of Conservation and Recreation is closing the Storrow Drive Tunnel westbound every weeknight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. The closures are expected to last until Dec. 1. A detour will take motorists over the Longfellow Bridge, encouraging them to use Memorial Drive. The repairs will buy time — up to a decade — for the state to come up with a long-term plan to shore up the 60-year-old tunnel, according to the Globe. The closures will be from the Hatch Shell to Clarendon Street. For more on the closures, including how workers plan to keep the noise down, visit the Globe [subscription may be required].
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Two large scale events happening in Boston this weekend, the Tour de Force and the Jimmy Fund Walk, will close portions of streets in Fenway, Back Bay and Beacon Hill.
If you were planning on driving around Boston this weekend, you may want to think twice. The Tour de Force and the Jimmy Fund Walk are expected to bring several thousand extra people into the city, leading to street closures and parking restrictions in the Fenway/Kenmore, Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. Tour de Force The Tour de Force, a Sept. 11 memorial bike ride, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. The route through Boston is as follows: Cambridge Street to Tremont Street to Boylston Street to Charles Street to Beacon Street to Arlington Street to Tremont Street to Ruggles Street, then a reverse direction at Police Memorial at BPD HQ, Tremont Street to Melnea Cass Boulevard to Columbus Avenue, to …