Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The major highway through Boston will close due to work on the Zakim Bridge and the O’Neill tunnel.
A major Boston highway will close overnight to make way for work on the Zakim Brudge and O’Neill Tunnel. The Department of Transportation will shut down the southbound side of I-93 between 11 p.m. Tuesday night and 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to CBS Boston. MassDOT will divert traffic at the Route 38 Mystic Avenue exit and will be able to continue on I-93 at the exit near South Station, CBS Boston reports.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Asked about toll fairness during a Patch live chat, Governor Deval Patrick asked a reader whether he'd support high-speed tolls. Are these a good way to share the transportation funding pain, or another money grab?
Are high-speed tolls along Interstate 93 and other highways a smart way to help fund transportation in the state? Governor Deval Patrick mentioned such a system during a Patch live chat on Thursday. If you've gone up Interstate 95 into New Hampshire, you've seen high-speed tolling in action. The system is designed to read your EZ-Pass (nee Fast Lane) transponder while you breeze by at 65 miles per hour. There's no need to slow down or squeeze though a booth, as EZ-Pass users currently do on the Mass Pike, Tobin Bridge and harbor tunnels. The chat moved on to other topics, so no details about implementation were offered. What do you think? Would tolls along I-93 offer some fairness to riders in Boston, MetroWest and North Shore, who all pay…
Monday, March 12, 2012
James Milligan, 63, is slated for a March 20 arraignment in Woburn District Court to answer to several charges.
A Bedford, Mass. man is facing drunk driving-related charges after driving the wrong way on Route 93 northbound Sunday night allegedly drunk and crashing his car, injuring four people. James Milligan, 63, was arrested at Winchester Hospital and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of property damage accident, wrong way operation and operating under the influence of alcohol and causing a serious accident with personal injury, according to police. At 8:26 p.m., State Police units from Andover, Medford, Troop A's Community Action Team, a K-9 team and area fire departments responded to the accident near Montvale Avenue, according to police. Four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Three people trapped, included a child in a car seat.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
One state rep. says it's a possibility to avert service cuts and fare hikes on the MBTA . What do you think?
During a meeting to discuss the MBTA's financial state Wednesday, State Rep. Sean Garballey, D-Medford/Arlington, mentioned putting a toll near the border with New Hampshire as one way to generate revenue for transit funding. “Open road tolling is a possibility, on the New Hampshire border, that Governor Patrick and the (MBTA) caucus is looking at,” Garballey said Wednesday. Both New Hampshire and Massachusetts have considered placing a toll on I-93 before. What do you think?
Friday, September 30, 2011
Police are on the scene and have closed the left lane. The accident has snarled northbound traffic.
Friday, September 30, 2011
A rollover on I-93 north near Roosevelt Circle snarled highway traffic Friday afternoon, and the driver had to be taken to the hospital, police said. Chia Wen Lee, 38, Burlington, was transported to the Lahey Clinic with minor injuries after his Silver 2010 Honda Civic flipped over while travelling in the passing lane of I-93 North about 12:48 p.m. Friday, State Police Sgt. Michael Popovics. No other vehicles were involved in the accident and there were no passengers in Lee's car, Popovics said. The accident remains under investigation; the cause has not yet been determined, Popovics said.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Accident has one man in serious condition, according to state police.
The following information was provided by Massachusetts State Police: One man died in an accident on I-93 North bound Monday afternoon, state police said. A tractor-trailer lost a tire, which in turn struck a Ford Mustang, police said in a statement. The driver of the Mustang was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced dead later on Monday evening. Preliminary investigation shows the tractor-trailer was on the southbound side when it lost the tire, which flew into the northbound side of the highway and hit the Mustang. Emergency responders had to use the jaws of life of rescue the man from his car. The victim is not being identfied at this time. He was in his 20s, police said. The two leftmost northbound lanes were…