Massachusetts has among the safest roads in the nation, and safe travel is a top priority for MassDOT. In order to encourage a safe ride and reduce congestion during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, MassDOT will suspend all road and bridge construction on major roadways from Noon Friday, September 3 through start of normal business on Tuesday, September 7.
Before you travel, check out MassDOT statewide live traffic cameras on the web.
Labor Day traffic on I-90 is heaviest Thursday and Friday westbound and Monday afternoon-evening eastbound. Cape Cod-bound traffic is heaviest early Friday afternoon.
Compliments of McDonalds, Burger King, and Gulf, free coffee will be served at the 18 service plazas on Monday night into Tuesday morning, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Free coffee locations include the 11 service plazas along I-90 plus the following:
* Rte 3, Plymouth
* Rte 128, Beverly
* Rte128/I-95, Lexington and Newton
* Rte 24, north and southbound service plaza's
* Rte 6, Barnstable, 10:00pm to 1:00am only
As a reminder given recent forecasts, the annually updated Cape Cod Emergency Traffic Plan addresses traffic issues in the event of a hurricane, particularly during peak tourist season. The Plan has been developed by federal, state and local partners, including the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, State Police, National Guard, MassDOT, and others. The Plan is available on the web here.
The MBTA service schedule for Labor Day, Monday, September 6, follows:
- All subway trains, streetcars, buses, trackless trolleys, and commuter rail trains will run on a Sunday schedule.
- The Long Wharf to Charlestown Navy Yard water shuttle will operate on a Sunday schedule.
- The Quincy commuter boat to Long Wharf and Logan Airport will operate on a Saturday schedule on Sunday, September 5; and on a Sunday schedule Labor Day.
- The Hingham and Hull commuter boat services will not operate.
- THE RIDE will run on a Sunday Schedule.
For additional information on routes, schedules, and fares, please call the MBTA Customer Service Center at (617) 222-3200 or 1-800-392-6100 (hearing impaired TDD 617-222-5146) or visit us on the web at: www.mbta.com.
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