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Massachusetts Turnpike

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 2:03 pm
Clarendon on ramp to turnpike

On ramp set to be shut. Photo by MassDOT.

MassDOT reports it will permanently shut the on ramp down to the Massachusetts Turnpike from Clarendon Street on Sept. 3 because hardly anybody uses it and it's really a pretty crappy little on ramp. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/19 - 6:25 pm
Minivan on fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike

Michael Cometa ran across the flaming minivan on the westbound side of the turnpike in Allston shortly before 4 p.m.

By adamg - 7/26/19 - 12:27 pm
Giant pothole in Pru tunnel

State Police report crews closed off a lane on the Pru exit ramp off the turnpike after this sinkhole erupted but not before, WBZ reports, it chewed its way through the tires of several cars.

By adamg - 5/12/19 - 1:54 pm
Snow in western Massachusetts

Ellen Berlin shows us the snow falling on the turnpike out in Westfield, on the other side of the Connecticut River, shortly before 1 p.m.

By adamg - 4/29/19 - 1:53 pm
Destroyed truck on the turnpike by the Allston/Cambridge exit

Crash aftermath. Photo by Nick Telesmanic.

State Police report a, easbound tractor-trailer driver died when his truck rolled over on the westbound side of turnpike around 1:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/19 - 9:13 am

The BU News Service reports a proposed 108-unit condo project next to the Hynes and partially over the turnpike will require about 16 months of construction that will affect traffic and that there will be periods where lane capacity on the turnpike there will be cut by 25%.

By adamg - 1/28/19 - 6:00 pm

We're referring, of course, to the guy who drove down the turnpike with the other guy on his hood. Hood guy faced a criminal charge as well. However, the third guy, the one who pulled out his gun at the end of it all, is OK, because he has a license to carry. NECN recounts the action and provides copies of court documents with the two initial guys' conflicting stories.

By adamg - 1/16/19 - 10:53 pm
By adamg - 1/10/19 - 5:06 pm

WBUR reports MassDOT has picked a plan to deal with the decaying elevated Massachusetts Turnpike section in Allston by straightening it out and dropping it to ground level.

To make room for that, the state will then build a new elevated roadway above one side of the turnpike to carry Soldiers Field road, which now runs along the Charles, as part of the $1.1-billion plan.

By adamg - 12/12/18 - 1:44 pm

The US Attorney's office today reported the eighth indictment of a trooper for allegedly filing for pay for overtime he didn't work.

By adamg - 11/14/18 - 2:22 pm
Architect's rendering of project from Newbury Street

Instead of a view of sky and the turnpike, people on Newbury Street could see this.

A developer's proposal to bridge the turnpike along the more barren side of Mass. Ave. between Newbury and Boylston streets could mean several dramatic changes to the block beyond just towers covering what is now an open-air highway. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/18 - 2:13 pm

Kevin Sweeney, 40, of Braintree, was charged today with one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds and one count of wire fraud in the widening State Police overtime investigation and agreed to plead guilty, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/18 - 3:35 pm
Flaming car on the Massachusetts Turnpike

Brian the roving UHub photographer spotted the flaming car inbound near roughly Mass. Ave. around 3 p.m.

Shamus Moynihan also watched the car go up in flames: Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/18 - 8:58 am

MassDOT says the turnpike is back to four lanes on each side under the Commonwealth Avenue bridge, 24 hours earlier than scheduled.

By adamg - 7/16/18 - 9:21 am
Turnpike signboard with most of the letters of the alphabet

Roving UHub photographer Ross Rotatori captured the signboard on the turnpike just before South Station this morning; hopes the next one has the rest of the alphabet.

By adamg - 7/11/18 - 9:38 am

State Police report a man exiting the turnpike to get onto the Haul Road in South Boston this morning failed to stop for a red light and " struck a tractor trailer entering the intersection of Bypass and Haul Roads." Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/18 - 8:41 am
Crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Allston

Jack DeManche discovered why the turnpike inbound was all clogged up in Allston, on a day when a lot of drivers were on vacation.

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