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Temporary termination of tunnel traffic, and downtown construction

Posted by Nichole Davis  February 5, 2013 11:40 AM

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Short but sweet entry today -- but be sure to read -- there's a closure tonight on 93!

I'll be back again later this week. We'll talk about the ongoing issues on Soldiers Field Road and Memorial Drive (namely, how people tend to run into bridges, and how to fix it). I'll also have the total MBTA ridership numbers from this past year, and we'll (of course) go over the planned weekend construction.

Also coming soon: some answers to reader questions, including one regarding truckers on the Pike and another about a specific light exchange in Newton that seems to hold traffic up pretty consistently.

Also-also: I still want to hear your feedback about the city's bus stops! (Or, rather, how I think there's too many of them.) Head over here to the entry and leave your thoughts on which bus route could use a culling in the comments.

Late night 93 commuters, keep this in mind -- I've heard again from the DOT that they will be shutting down the span through the O'Neill Tunnel northbound tonight into tomorrow.

You might ask, "They just shut down the road last week. Why are they doing so again?" They're going to continue to do intensive inspections of the electrical and communication systems and getting some more cleaning done.

The closures will start setting up at about 11:00 PM. The road will be completely reopened in time for the morning commute at 5:00 AM.

Here's the detour: you'll be taken off the northbound side at Mass Ave onto Frontage Road. If you want to head north of the city on 93, you'll need to follow Frontage Road to Atlantic Avenue, and then access the highway near TD Garden. If you're trying to get to the Pike, you can access those ramps directly from Frontage Road. If you're planning on heading to the Tobin Bridge, just stay on the surface streets and the detours will direct you there.
You'll find slowdowns here... (Downtown Boston edition)

Expressway / O'Neill Tunnel southbound

The ramp from Leverett Circle to the O'Neill Tunnel southbound will close each night (Monday through Friday) from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

The off-ramps from the O'Neill Tunnel southbound to Government Center and the Callahan Tunnel will close on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

The ramps from the Surface Artery at New Chardon Street to the O'Neill and Callahan Tunnels will close on Wednesday from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

The ramp from Purchase Street to the O'Neill Tunnel southbound will close Wednesdsay from 11:30 PM to 5:00 AM.

Expressway / O'Neill Tunnel northbound

The ramp from Government Center to the O'Neill Tunnel northbound will close Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

Mass Pike eastbound

++ COMPLETE CLOSURE ++ at Exit 22 (Prudential Center / Copley Square) on Wednesday from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM. All traffic will be taken off the road at the exit and re-routed. Expect delays.

The ramps from the Expressway and Frontage Road northbound to the Pike eastbound will be closed Friday from 11:59 PM to 5:00 AM.

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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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