Latest Updates on Summer Tunnel Closure

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Posted on : May 21, 2024

Category : Massachusetts Taxi Cab, Road Traffic News

Latest Updates on Summer Tunnel Closure

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has revealed a major update to the Sumner Tunnel closure planned for this summer. Previously set for a two-month duration, the closure has been shortened to just one month, bringing a measure of relief to commuters and visitors.

Important Information

Closure Schedule: The Sumner Tunnel will undergo temporary closure from July 5th to August 5th, inclusive.

Weekend Interruptions: Expect additional closures during weekends, commencing at 11 p.m. on Fridays and concluding at 5 a.m. on Mondays.

Alternate Routes and Traffic Management: Be prepared for alternative routes and possible traffic congestion throughout the closure period.

Project Overview: This shutdown forms part of the extensive Sumner Tunnel project, allocated a budget of $160 million, initiated in April 2022. It encompasses vital maintenance activities on the tunnel's infrastructure, including the ceiling, roadway, walls, and lighting. Moreover, MassDOT is implementing enhancements to bolster overall safety and resilience against climate-related challenges.

Keep abreast of updates, strategize your routes, and prioritize safety throughout this crucial maintenance phase. MassDOT stands unwavering in its dedication to safeguarding the dependability and safety of our transportation networks.

Bear in mind, your understanding and composure amid this transient inconvenience will play a pivotal role in fostering a safer and more streamlined tunnel network for all.

For up-to-the-minute notifications and alternative pathway suggestions, explore our website or engage with us on social platforms. Wishing you safe travels!


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