The Ted Williams Tunnel beneath Boston Harbor opened on schedule and within its $1.3 billion budget 15 years ago today, December 15, 1995.
The Boston Red Sox legend himself joined the official opening ceremonies on that day.
The Ted Williams Tunnel completion doubled Boston's cross-harbor tunnel capacity from four lanes to eight.
The .75-mile underwater part of the 1.6 mile tunnel was built using a dozen steel tube sections, each longer than a football field, that were sunk into a trench on the Boston Harbor floor and connected together.
Along with the completion of the I-90 Extension, the Tunnel provided motorists from south and west of Boston direct access to Logan Airport, saving drivers as much as 45 minutes off the previous route.
Learn more about the Central Artery/Tunnel Project.
Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update posted on Aug 21
MassDOT next week will begin preparations to replace the Route 2 Bridges over I-95 in Lexington by implementing a traffic shift on Route 2 east and westbound. The work to prepare for the shift requires lane closures from 8:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update
Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase posted on Aug 20
Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase
Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule posted on Aug 19
MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule