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Laboring on the roads, not in the office

Posted by Nichole Davis  August 31, 2012 04:47 PM

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Happy Labor Day weekend! Just a quick report of all your construction for the coming week, including a complete closure of the Pike eastbound to worry about - and a Labor Day schedule is included for all MBTA services.

I've been working on a photo gallery about the basics of Boston traffic for, and that should be up sometime next week. I'm excited to share it with you.


MBTA Matters

Thankfully all construction projects have been suspended for the holiday weekend, so you should have a busing-free commute on the T. However, when it comes to Labor Day, there's some schedule switch-ups you should know about:

- All subway lines (Red, Green, Blue, Orange) and the Silver Line will operate on a Sunday schedule.
- All buses will operate on a Sunday schedule except for Express buses, which will not run.
- All commuter rail lines will operate on a Sunday schedule except for the Fairmount, Greenbush, Needham and Kingston/Plymouth lines, which will not be running.
- The RIDE will run on a Sunday schedule.
- Commuter boat service will operate on a weekend schedule except for the F1 boat (Hingham), which will not be running at all.

Don't forget that the Quincy Center parking garage on the Red Line is still closed indefinitely due to structural issues. You can use the garages at Braintree Station or Quincy Adams as alternates.

You'll find slowdowns here... (except on Labor Day! All non-essential construction has been suspended for the holiday.)

++ COMPLETE CLOSURE ++ of the Mass Pike Eastbound through the Ted Williams Tunnel, Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Follow detours.

Route 3 southbound from the Braintree Split past the Burgin Parkway (Exit 19), Quincy: watch for lane shifts and ongoing paving work through most weekday middays and overnights. Expect heavy delays.

495 northbound between Boston Road, Westford (Exit 32 to Woburn Street, Lowell (Exit 37): ongoing lane stripping and paving operations in the left lane. Watch for several lane shifts in place.

Route 128 in both directions, between Route 109 (Exit 16) and Route 135 (Exit 17), Dedham: ongoing road widening project blocks the left lane through most weekday middays and overnights. Expect significant delays and possible blockages of the active breakdown lane.

Route 128 in both directions, between Route 38, Woburn (Exit 35) and Route 3, Burlington (Exits 32 A/B): left lane is closed for ongoing median work. Lane restrictions are in place. Expect heavy delays.

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

North Harvard Street over the Larz Anderson Bridge, Allston-Cambridge: 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. Expect heavier traffic during rush hours.

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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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