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Highway Operations Center, New Traffic Cameras, November 2012MassDOT encourages safe travel during the upcoming July 4 holiday.  Before you drive, check our live Traffic Cameras web page for a look at current traffic.

Drivers may sign up for the 511 traveler information service to receive alerts via email, text or telephone. MassDOT reminds drivers to avoid using cell phones while driving and to call into the 511 service before they leave.

Downloading the free Ride Wise iPhone application provides users access to the real time traffic information on Interstate 93, sections of the Massachusetts Turnpike, Route 3 on the South Shore and Route 6/Mid-Cape Highway

MassDOT will suspend construction on major state road and bridge projects beginning at Noon on Wednesday, July 3 through the beginning of regular business hours on Friday, July 5.  In downtown Boston, the holiday work restriction will be in place through Monday.  The I-93 HOV lane will NOT open on Friday, July 5.

Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) cash toll booths will be adequately staffed to handle the anticipated volume.  Motorists should consider joining the E-ZPass program ahead of the holiday: www.Mass.gov/EZPassMA.

Free coffee will be served at the 18 MassDOT service plazas from 10 pm Thursday, July 4, through 5 am Friday morning, July 5.  The plazas serving free coffee include 11 service plazas along I-90 plus plazas along Route 3 in Plymouth, Route 128 in Beverly, Route 128/I-95 in Newton and Lexington, Route 6 in Barnstable, and the Route 24 northbound and southbound plazas.

The MBTA will provide enhanced subway service on all lines operating at rush hour levels beginning at 2pm on July 4.

Fares will be free after 9:30 p.m.

Customers are urged to take public transportation to and from Fourth of July events and advised to check T-Alerts and mbta.com for the most up-to-date service information during the holiday.

As a reminder, bicycles are not allowed on any subway lines, all day, on the Fourth of July.  Bicycles are not allowed on inbound Commuter Rail trains from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on outbound trains after 4 p.m.

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