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By adamg - 7/20/21 - 5:44 pm

MassDOT reported this afternoon that it expects to have all southbound lanes on I-93 near Roosevelt Circle re-opened to traffic sometime tomorrow after completion of repairs to keep that storrowed overpass from collapsing until more permanent repairs can be made - a process the state says will take several months. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 10:06 am

MassDOT is urging motorists to avoid I-93 south in the area of Roosevelt Circle in Medford today as crews make emergency repairs to an overpass that lost a battle with an oversized load on a truck yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 4:38 pm

Truck is wedged in real good - and looks like it dented the bridge, which is not something you usually see in your more mundane storrowings involving box trucks. State Police advise:

Roosevelt Circle (Route 28 over Route 93) is closed. Avoid this area for the remainder of evening.

By adamg - 6/12/21 - 3:40 pm
Flaming Honda SUV

Matthew Murray captured the engulfed Honda SUV shortly after 2 p.m.

George Lewis got an even closer view shortly before Murray: Read more.

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By adamg - 5/14/21 - 10:33 am

The Ephemera Society of America has an overview of the sign work of Vincent Zarrilli, who made hundreds of black-on-yellow stencilled signs protesting what would become the Big Dig, along with the "Dukakis Artery rats" he said would flood the city during construction, and promoting his alternative for a "Bay Bypass" - basically a double-decker bridge across Boston Harbor, from Dorchester to Charlestown. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 10:57 am

Dan says his interest was piqued by an article about the abandoned Inner Belt/I-695 project (which is how the abandoned I-95 link would have gotten from 128 in the south to 128 in the north). Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/21 - 9:17 am

A man was shot on the southbound Expressway, in the area of Massachusetts Avenue, around 10 p.m. on Sunday. He was driven to a local hospital; his injuries are not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 1/31/21 - 5:06 pm

State Police report arresting a Boston man they say tried beating up a trooper who had stopped him for speeding on Rte. 24 in Randolph early Saturday, in an attack that included him reaching for the trooper's gun and pushing him into the middle of the road, after first punching him in the head. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/21 - 9:18 pm

State Police report that sometime before 6:20 p.m., a driver flew off I-93 southbound at the Leverett ramp, landing on the ramp rather than continuing to plunge down to the ground or water. The driver was taken to the hospital "conscious and alert," State Police say. NECN reports the driver, a 19-year-old from Lynn, was standing next to his car when troopers arrived.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 10:50 am

State Police report the crash, around 10 a.m., was on I-93 in Savin Hill that resulted in injuries - and an estimated 103-minute ride from the Braintree split to downtown.

News helicopters are now hovering near the scene.

By adamg - 12/30/20 - 9:39 pm
Car crash on the Zakim Bridge

Photo by State Police.

State Police report a crash on the Zakim Bridge into town tonight involved several vehicles and caused some injuries not considered life-threatening.

By adamg - 12/25/20 - 9:28 pm
Tire with no rubber left

From Medford to Storrow Drive on just rims. Photo by Live Boston.

State Police credit the lack of traffic early this morning for the lack of any crashes due to a Reading man speeding down I-93 southbound on the northbound side from Wilmington all the way to Leverett Circle, where he got on Storrow Drive the wrong way before finally getting cornered in a parking lot near Mass. General. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 9:33 pm

MassDOT announced today it's re-opening the HOV lane on I-93 southbound to help deal with the congestion that's been returning to local highways since the spring - after the Conservation Law foundation threatened a lawsuit. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/20 - 1:08 pm
Truck festooned with pro-Trump, anti-Fox signs on I-93

Kim reports getting on I-93 south from Storrow Drive around noon, just in time to watch a caravan of about 20 vehicles of reality deniers heading south, including at least one truck with of former Fox viewers. They were still headed south as she exited in Quincy.

By adamg - 11/3/20 - 3:10 pm
Smashed State Police cruiser

Photo by State Police.

A Brockton resident faces an OUI charge after crashing a Ford F-250 into a State Police cruiser on I-93 southbound in Milton, just before Squantum Street, around 10:20 p.m. on Monday, State Police say.

The trooper was taken to Milton Hospital with minor injuries, while Kimberly Johnson, 40, was taken to a State Police barracks to be booked on a charge of OUI - alcohol.

By adamg - 10/14/20 - 11:47 am

Shortly before 11:30 a.m., State Police reported: Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 9:27 am

State Police shut I-93 north in Dorchester this morning so the Patriots could have an easier time getting from Gillette to the airport.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 10:02 pm

WBZ reports a Cape Cod woman whose car had been spotted moving erratically on Rte. 3 earlier in the day hit a barrier at Exit 14 in Dorchester, spinning out and starting a chain-reaction crash involving six other vehicles, including a private ambulance. She was declared dead at the scene.

By adamg - 8/21/20 - 11:19 am
Locomotive on the Southeast Expressway

See it larger. From the BPL Brearley Collection.

Shortly before 3 p.m. on Aug. 21, 1969, a crew of Penn Central workers had just gotten three locomotives ready to haul freight from the Dover Street yard in South Boston to a yard in Albany, NY. The fuel tanks were full and the engines were on to await the "hostler," the yard engineer who would drive the locomotives over to the freight area to connect them to the cars for their trip. Read more.

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