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Go Time Traffic Data Sign, April 11, 2014MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead, travel safely, and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. Heavy traffic is expected due to Easter Sunday observances and Patriot’s Day/Marathon Monday, April 21.

The heaviest traffic congestion on I-90 during busy holiday weekends is expected at the I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge and at Exit 11A, I-495.

Before you travel, we invite you to check the live Traffic Cameras web page to view current traffic.

The MassDOT “GO Time” real time traffic information signs are now live on Route 6 on Cape Cod, along with real time traffic signs previously posted along Interstate 93, eastern I-90 and Route 3 south to Cape Cod. The free Ride Wise Smartphone application also provides users access to real time traffic information on Interstate 93, sections of the Massachusetts Turnpike, Route 3 on the South Shore and Route 6/Mid-Cape Highway.

To save time, money and gas, motorists who have not yet done so are encouraged to join E-ZPass to avoid waiting in line at cash toll booths.

Free coffee will be served at all 18 MassDOT service plazas from 10 pm Sunday night, April 20, through 5 am Monday morning, April 21.  The plaza locations serving free coffee include:

  • I-90, all 11 service plazas
  • I-95, Lexington and Newton
  • Route 128, Beverly
  • Route 24, North and Southbound service plazas
  • Route 3, Plymouth
  • Route 6, Barnstable

The MBTA expects thousands of extra riders for the 2014 Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 21. Customers are urged to take public transportation to and from the Marathon.  The MBTA will enhance service to rush-hour levels before and after the race.  Various bus routes on Marathon Monday on both the North and South sides will be diverted.

For the safety of customers, Copley and Arlington Stations will be CLOSED for the entire day, Monday, April 21. The Red, Orange, and Blue Lines will operate a regular weekday schedule with rush-hour levels of service before and after the race.  Check the MBTA website for additional details.

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