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.
All Electronic Tolling Fare Structure Public Meetings Set posted on Aug 23
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is convening public hearings on toll structure changes within I-90, (the Massachusetts Turnpike), and the Metropolitan Highway System, which includes the Boston tunnels and the Tobin Memorial Bridge. The proposed changes include changes in the toll collection gantry locations and …Continue Reading All Electronic Tolling Fare Structure Public Meetings Set
South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set posted on Aug 23
MassDOT and the MBTA will host a series of public meetings beginning next month on the proposed restoration of passenger rail service between the South Coast and Boston. Designers are considering a new connection making use of the existing MBTA Stoughton Commuter Rail Line. The …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set
MassDOT Moves Forward on All Electronic Tolling posted on Aug 22
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors acted today to move ahead with plans to completely demolish Interstate 90 toll plazas by the end of 2017 as a milestone in the state’s progress toward All Electronic Tolling (AET) along Interstate 90 (the Massachusetts …Continue Reading MassDOT Moves Forward on All Electronic Tolling