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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.

Traffic is especially heavy at the I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge on the day before the holiday and at Exit 11A, I-495, which handles cars headed south to Cape Cod and north to New Hampshire and Maine. Travelers to the Cape now have access to real time roadside traffic information through the GO Time system. To plan ahead, traffic information is available for download using the free RideWise Smartphone App that provides live traffic conditions.

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers reports that all travel lanes on the Sagamore Bridge are open until after Labor Day.

If you are visiting the Cape, consider the train! The CapeFLYER train will run Thursday, July 3 on a Friday schedule. Visit www.capeflyer.com  for complete schedules and ticket information.

Motorists are encouraged to join the E-ZPass program: www.Mass.gov/EZPassMA.

Free coffee will be served at the 18 MassDOT service plazas from 10 pm Friday, July 4, through 5 am Saturday 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.

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

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

On Friday, July 4, extended late-night service will run on all Subway lines as well as all Key Bus Routes beginning at approximately 1 a.m. until approximately 2:30 a.m.  Fares will not be collected after 9:30 p.m. for all modes of service on July 4.

All RMV offices will be closed Friday July 4 in observance of the holiday.

 

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