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Summer of surprise standstills

Road work at unlikely hours jams Mass. motorists

Work inside the Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Tunnel closed lanes and slowed northbound traffic (above) long after rush hour on a recent Wednesday. Work inside the Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Tunnel closed lanes and slowed northbound traffic (above) long after rush hour on a recent Wednesday. (Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)
By Noah Bierman
Globe Staff / August 25, 2009

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On a recent Saturday, with sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s, thousands of Boston residents thought they would get an early start on Cape Cod traffic. Instead, they were stranded on the Southeast Expressway at 7:15 a.m. in near rush-hour conditions, with traffic snaking from Morrissey Boulevard back to the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Tunnel. (Full article: 1032 words)

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