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image003-12MassDOT is announcing that it will be reinstating the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane that is located from the Kneeland Street/Lincoln Street area in Boston to Interstate 93 southbound on Sunday, March 8.

The reinstatement is the result of a one-year pilot during which this approximately one mile long stretch of lane was tested as an express lane for all vehicles. During the pilot, the express lane was deemed to be ineffective due to use of this lane by a high volume of vehicles, and the extended travel times that bus drivers and other motorists were experiencing when seeking to enter I-93 southbound.

MassDOT crews will be replacing signs in the area to reflect that the lane will be reinstated for High Occupancy vehicles only effective Sunday, March 8.

New signage being installed at the Kneeland Street/Lincoln Street 1-93 on-ramp.

The Kneeland Street/Lincoln Street express lane pilot was one feature of a more comprehensive pilot program, which began on October 15, 2018. The other features which at this time are continuing are:

24/7 unrestricted eastbound travel on the South Boston Bypass Road between I-93 and Frontage Road, Cypher Street/Richards Street, and,
24/7 unrestricted travel in both directions of the South Boston Bypass Road between Cypher Street/Richards Street and West Service Road.

The purpose of the pilots that started October 15, 2018, were to determine if specific steps would be effective in improving vehicle access to the Seaport District, nearby South Boston neighborhoods and I-93. For the remaining two features of the comprehensive pilot program, MassDOT will continue to collect data on traffic counts, travel times, noise levels, and air quality, and have conversations about next steps with appropriate entities, including the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency (MEPA).

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