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For Immediate Release: 08/02/2012
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MassDOT to Motorists: Plan Ahead for I-90 Restrictions through Boston

Ted Williams Tunnel Complete Overnight Lane Closures to Occur in August

I-90 Eastbound on the 1st Tuesday of August 11:00pm to Wednesday 5:00am

I-90 Westbound on the 3rd Tuesday of August 11:00pm to Wednesday 5:00am

I-90 Eastbound Closure is Tuesday, August 7 into Wednesday, August 8

BOSTON- August 02, 2012—This coming Tuesday, overnight into Wednesday, August 8, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s enhanced maintenance schedule will require complete lane closures of the Ted Williams Tunnel, Interstate 90 Eastbound, through Boston.

“From April to June, our crews performed twice monthly closures to clean and complete preventative maintenance along I-93 through Boston. In August, this effort will focus on the I-90 Ted Williams Tunnels,” said MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola. “Our maintenance teams report the I-93 tunnels are the cleanest they have been since first opening.”

Interstate 90 Eastbound traffic destined for East Boston and Logan Airport will be directed north onto Atlantic Avenue/Cross Street and make the turn to the Callahan Tunnel at Valenti Way/Beverley Street. A second detour will be active for truckers. Trucks will be directed to utilize the I-93 NB on ramp from Atlantic Avenue at the Seaport Blvd. intersection to Exit 27 Route 1 NB (Tobin) in order to access Route 16 Eastbound to Route 1A Southbound.

Maintenance crews, contractors, along with State and Boston Police will begin set-up for the lane closures on Tuesday evening at 11pm. The full closure will begin at midnight on Wednesday and last until 5am Wednesday morning.

Work to be performed August 7 to 8 includes: cleaning drains and washing walkways, ceilings and walls.

Plan Ahead- Complete Lane Closure Dates for the Month of August:

I-90 Westbound Tuesday, August 21 from 11pm to Wednesday, August 22 at 5am.

Complete lane closures are planned for the month of September. Depending upon the progress made along I-90 this month, MassDOT will determine whether to continue with the I-90 work in September or return to maintenance of I-93.

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