While it is not expected to be a top travel day, Friday may turn out to be one of the top 40 busiest travel days of the year on the Turnpike. Taking into account historic holiday data and toll transaction counts from last Veterans Day, we anticipate approximately 335,000 toll transactions Friday night on the Western Turnpike.
In comparison, on the Friday before Columbus Day more than 362,000 transactions were counted between Weston and the New York Border. The high volume of vehicles resulted in significant traffic delays in the afternoon and evening. MassDOT toll booths across the Commonwealth will be adequately staffed to handle the volume of regular commuters and those who may be taking advantage of a three-day weekend.
Check MassDOT Live Traffic Cameras before you travel. State, federal, and municipal offices, including RMV branch offices, are closed on Monday. MBTA customers can expect regular weekday service throughout the system.
Thanksgiving: Travel Safely! posted on Nov 24
MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward posted on Nov 24
Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward
I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced posted on Nov 20
MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced