The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and MassDOT today announced four significant weekend lane restrictions on the Massachusetts Turnpike planned to support the removal of the Prudential Tunnel ceiling, an asset owned and maintained by the MCCA.
The restrictions will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction on the Massachusetts Turnpike through the Pru Tunnel on the following weekends beginning at 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday:
MCCA and MassDOT strongly encourage motorists planning travel along the Massachusetts Turnpike through Boston during these weekends to consider using public transportation, seek alternate routes and allow additional time to travel through the work zone. Motorists should expect to encounter entrance and exit ramp closures in this area during the project further details are available on the project website at www.prutunnelproject.info.
To maintain two-way traffic along the Turnpike during the project, traffic will be shifted to two contra-flow lanes on the opposite side of the roadway. For example, when I-90 westbound lanes are closed inside the Prudential Tunnel, westbound traffic will be directed to the eastbound side of I-90, where there will be two lanes of bi-directional traffic. During the eastbound closure, there will be two lanes provided on the westbound side of I-90. In addition to the four weekends, a test of the traffic pattern set-up will be conducted on Friday, March 7 from 9 p.m. to March 8 at 10 a.m.
The timing of the work and the associated lane restrictions coincide with the end of the Callahan Tunnel closure and occur prior to the resumption of steel and painting repairs on the Tobin Bridge.
For more information, a community meeting has been scheduled for Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Hynes Convention Center from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. in Meeting Room 309.
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