Heaviest Labor Day traffic on I-90 is expected Thursday and Friday westbound and Monday afternoon-evening eastbound. The number of toll transactions on the Turnpike from Weston to the New York border on the Friday before Labor Day 2012 was the 10th busiest day of the year on the Western Turnpike with 350,531 transactions.
MassDOT suspends all road and bridge construction on major roadways from Noon Friday through start of normal business on Tuesday.
We invite you to check MassDOT statewide live traffic cameras before you travel.
Before heading out, consider downloading the free Ride Wise Smartphone application that 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. RideWise is now available on all major platforms – iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.
Free coffee will be served at the 18 service plazas along I-90 and other major state highways on Monday night, September 2, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
To save time, money and gas, please join E-ZPass to avoid waiting in line at cash toll booths.
The popular CapeFLYER weekend train service from Boston to Cape Cod will run a Saturday/Sunday schedule on Monday, September 2nd. Weekend train service from Boston to Cape Cod has also been extended through the Columbus Day holiday, Monday, October 14. Customers may buy tickets on-board the train or on their Smartphone via the MBTA’s “mTicket” mobile ticketing app for Commuter Rail. Customers are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance. Visit CapeFLYER on the web: http://capeflyer.com
The MBTA service schedule for Labor Day, Monday, September 2, follows:
All subway trains, streetcars, buses, trackless trolleys, and commuter rail trains will run on a Sunday schedule.
Hingham boat service will not operate.
For additional information on routes, schedules, and fares, please call the MBTA Customer Service Center at (617) 222-3200 (hearing impaired TDD 617-222-5146).
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Maynard: Assabet River Rail Trail to Connect with MBTA Station posted on Jul 21
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Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations posted on Jul 20
MassDOT has announced that “Fast Charging” Stations for Electric Vehicles will be available at I-90 Service Plazas beginning later this year. Depending upon the electric vehicle and the state of its current charge, the stations will charge an electric vehicle to at least 80% power …Continue Reading Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations