BOSTON- June 16, 2014—This coming Tuesday, overnight into Wednesday, June 18, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s maintenance schedule will reduce travel to a single lane inside the Prudential Tunnel Eastbound, Interstate 90, through Boston, the Exit 22 Ramp to Copley Square will be closed, and all traffic will be detoured off the Pike at Exit 24. At Exit 24, traffic will be detoured off the Pike Eastbound to Atlantic Ave to Congress Street. Traffic will continue to West Service Road to the I-90 EB onramp from South Boston/ Bypass Road, D-Street.
The full closure will begin at 11 PM on Tuesday and last until 5am Wednesday morning. Work to be performed June 17 to June 18 includes power washing signs, ceilings and walls.
MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution while traveling along the detour routes.
In 2009, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) was created to unify the state’s various transportation agencies. MassDOT now includes the Highway Division, the MBTA and Rail Transit Division, the Aeronautics Division, and the Registry of Motor Vehicles. MassDOT is committed to providing a safe and reliable transportation system to all those who travel in the Commonwealth and works to deliver excellent customer service. MassDOT has been nationally recognized for its innovative approach to transportation, including the Accelerated Bridge Program, the “Where’s My Bus and Train?” apps and “Fast 14” work. For more information, visit MassDOT at our website: www.mass.gov/massdot blog: http://blog.mass.gov/transportation/, or follow MassDOT on twitter at https://twitter.com/MassDOT and Facebook at www.facebook.com/massdotinfo.