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.
Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update posted on Aug 21
MassDOT next week will begin preparations to replace the Route 2 Bridges over I-95 in Lexington by implementing a traffic shift on Route 2 east and westbound. The work to prepare for the shift requires lane closures from 8:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update
Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase posted on Aug 20
Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase
Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule posted on Aug 19
MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule