Mass Pike officials remind motorists the high traffic season is upon us. Peak days include Thursdays and Fridays prior to spring and summer weekends.
Last year, Mother's Day was the 4th busiest Sunday of the year. Thursday and Friday before Mother’s Day weekend ranked among the top 25 among all 365 days on the Turnpike and I-93 in Boston.
Motorists should allow extra travel time. Pay close attention to conditions at the busy I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge. Call the 511 state traffic information line, or check the MassPike web expanded Road Conditions page and Traffic Cameras page. Or sign up for e-Traveler here to receive up-to-date emails about traffic changes and road restrictions.
To save time, money and gas, motorists are encouraged to join FAST LANE on line here or by calling 1-877-MASSPIKE. Transponders are free of charge.
The Turnpike toll plazas will be staffed to minimize traffic delays and inconvenience. Toll managers will be on hand to monitor traffic conditions and to call in extra help if necessary.
To help improve traffic flow, Turnpike officials have enhanced enforcement approaching the FAST LANE lanes at the I-90 (MassPike) Eastbound toll plaza near I-95 (Route 128). All cash lane customers are advised to keep right. Barrels and cones have been placed between the FAST LANES and the cash lanes.
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Final Section Open, Trail Now 12.2 Miles posted on May 23
MassDOT is pleased to announce that the final section of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Adams is now open for public use, making the trail 12.2 miles long. “The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail goes through some of the most scenic areas of Massachusetts,” said MassDOT Secretary …Continue Reading Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Final Section Open, Trail Now 12.2 Miles
Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: I-90 Lane Reductions June 3-5 posted on May 23
As part of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project, “dry run” lane reductions on I-90 have been scheduled during the weekend of June 3-4 through early Monday morning, June 5. From 11:59 PM on Friday, June 2, to 5:00 AM on Monday, June 5, MassDOT …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: I-90 Lane Reductions June 3-5
MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest posted on May 19
MassDOT today announced the fourth annual statewide high school video contest – Safe Streets Smart Trips. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. The contest began three …Continue Reading MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest