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Diversions and detours, oh my

Posted by Nichole Davis  July 12, 2012 11:28 PM

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Greetings to you! I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned. It's going to be a bit steamy out there so expect plenty of beach traffic, especially tonight and on Saturday morning.

Here's the rundown of all the MBTA closures for the weekend, as well as a glimpse at some trouble spots construction-wise that might slow you down over the next week.

MBTA Matters

Attention passengers -- at least Red Line ones -- busing will be in place this weekend in both directions on the Ashmont span. The buses will make all stops between JFK/UMass and Ashmont between the start of service Saturday until the end of service Sunday. The MBTA says the busing is needed for crews to perform necessary track work on the span.

Don't forget: the Quincy Center garage has been closed indefinitely due to structural concerns. The MBTA suggests you use the Quincy Adams, Braintree and North Quincy stations as alternates.

Heading to the Orange Line... busing continues between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square each Sunday through Thursday night until December 28. The diversions will begin at 9:00 each evening and will last until the end of service that night. Buses will make all stops. Officials for the T say the diversion is necessary as track, signal, and power work are all being done in that stretch to continue the Assembly Square Project.

You'll find brake lights here...

93 Southbound between Route 128 (Exit 37) and Winchester Highlands (Exit 35): expect roving work crews taking several lanes Sunday through Thursday between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

128 Northbound between Route 20 (Exit 26) and Totten Pond Road (Exit 27), Waltham: expect roving work crews in the travel lanes Sunday through Thursday, 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

128 Southbound between Washington Street (Exit 36) and Route 3A (Exit 33), Woburn: expect the left lanes to be closed Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

O'Neill Tunnel in both directions, Boston: expect multiple lane closures between Government Center (Exit 23) and Storrow Drive (Exit 26) for continuous maintenance work.

Storrow Drive Tunnel, both directions, by Leverett Circle (Boston): expect complete closures and detours Sunday through Thursday, 10:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Route 1 Northbound between Main Street and Noah's Motors, Saugus: right lane is closed weekday nights between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. for water main installation.

Mass Pike East at the Prudential Center tunnel: expect all travel lanes closed at various times Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Follow posted detours.

North Harvard Street over the Larz Anderson Bridge: Continual lane closures are in effect in both directions for bridge reconstruction work. No left turn onto Memorial Drive from JFK Street.

Tobin Bridge in both directions: Watch for continual lane closures as DOT crews continue to paint the bridge. These will be in effect until November.

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Nichole Davis is a Boston-based traffic reporter and news anchor. She’s been seen and heard on television and radio airwaves across New England since 2003, providing commuters with all the More »

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