We went out at 4 p.m. to check out a story and returned a little more than an hour later to find a roadway apocalypse in our Inbox.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation is apparently going gah-gah this coming weekend when it comes to repairs and road closures. Here goes:
The mindblowing confluence of clutter and confusion better known as Charles Circle is going to get striped Monday to Friday next week from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. Hence, one lane of Storrow Drive east between Cambridge Street and Charles Circle will be shutdown.
Next!! There's a lane closure scheduled for Storrow Drive west between the Longfellow Bridge and Mass. Ave. on Saturday. All Saturday, we assume, because there are no times listed.
If you want to get away from this lane closure via the McGrath Highway in Somerville, think again. The McCarthy overpass bridge on Route 28 will be down to one lane in the northbound direction between Somerville Avenue and Washington Street. That's happening Sunday to next Friday, June 22. Fun.
You know the Casey Overpass on the Arborway? Neither do we. Actually, we're lying. It's that monster four-lane overpass near Forest Hills T station. Well, the inbound side of the bridge will be closed, and inbound traffic will be detoured Sunday to next Friday from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily. More fun.
Want more? You sure?! Blam-O! Memorial Drive in Cambridge between John F. Kennedy Street and Western Avenue will be closed most of Saturday for the Cambridge Arts Festival. No traffic. None. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. I'm staying home.