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.
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