Construction work is well underway as of today, December 31, as part of the $19.3 million rehabilitation of the Callahan Tunnel. As seen in today’s photo, the majority of the curbing has been removed for the entire length of the tunnel. In addition, the asphalt wearing surface has been removed and a significant portion of the concrete deck has been milled. The work performed by contractor McCourt Construction includes the replacement of the deck, curbing and wall panels. The tunnel is closed through March 12, 2014.
Three main detour routes have been established to handle traffic to East Boston through the Ted Williams Tunnel/Massachusetts Turnpike Eastbound, over the Tobin Bridge, or for motorists coming from points north– along Route 16 East to 1A South. Along Route 16, MassDOT has improved the signal timing to accommodate the additional vehicles. In addition, commercial vehicle only restrictions have been lifted on the eastbound South Boston Bypass Haul Road and sections of the High Occupancy Vehicle only lane restrictions have been lifted to assist motorists with access to the Ted Williams Tunnel to Logan Airport, East Boston and points in the North Shore.
For more detailed information on the detour routes and printable maps, please visit: www.mass.gov/massdot/callahantunnelrehab
The MBTA is expanding the hours of the Blue Line Bowdoin Station stop to accommodate customers on weekdays & Saturdays from 5:15AM to 12:30AM and on Sundays from 6:15AM to 12:30AM. On the Blue Line, during weekday evenings, MBTA officials will add one train between 6:30PM and 1:00AM in order to increase the frequency of service. On the Silver Line 1, the MBTA will add one bus weekdays between 7:00AM-4:00PM and 6:30PM-10:00PM to maintain service reliability with increased congestion expected in the Ted Williams Tunnel.
Boston Logan Travelers are strongly encouraged to take Logan Express or Public Transportation to Logan International Airport. There are also Water Transportation Services to the airport from Quincy/Hull and Boston. To view these options, visit Massport’s To and From Logan webpage.
Thanksgiving: Travel Safely! posted on Nov 24
MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward posted on Nov 24
Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward
I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced posted on Nov 20
MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced