Massachusetts Turnpike

By - 11/16/17 - 9:13 am

The Crimson reports the latest on the state's plans for the Allston/Cambridge interchange and curve. Now up in the air is the future of the commuter-rail station that was planned for the former rail yards there; the state and Harvard had agreed to split two-thirds of the cost but could never get BU to kick in the rest.

By - 11/3/17 - 9:55 pm

Boston Police report EMTs, police officers and firefighters teamed up to keep a man ready to jump from Clarendon Street onto the turnpike below around 6 p.m. Read more.

By - 8/6/17 - 10:36 pm

MassDOT reports it's returning the turnpike in Allston to the full four lanes in both directions tomorrow morning, three weeks ahead of schedule.

The news is not quite as good for people who drive on the road above the turnpike - or take the Green Line, though: Work there to replace half of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge will continue through next week.

By - 7/20/17 - 9:03 am

WBZ reports on what caused big delays on the turnpike from Weston back this morning.

By - 7/12/17 - 2:53 pm

State Police State Police report the driver of a BMW heading eastbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike near the New Balance complex drove into two men who were trying to secure the load on a trailer attached to their stopped pickup shortly after 2:30 p.m. Read more.

By - 6/4/17 - 9:13 am

MassDOT reports it got all the data it needed from closing off half the lanes on the turnpike between Allston and Beacon Street yesterday and so at 7 a.m., it re-opened the two lanes it had shut on each side.

Around 9 a.m., DCR tweeted that it was still planning to shut Riverbend Park and open Memorial Drive in Cambridge to car traffic today. Read more.

By - 5/31/17 - 10:31 am

MassDOT announces that it's narrowing the turnpike to two lanes in each direction this weekend from where the Allston tolls used to be to the Beacon Street overpass as a test of "traffic logistics" for the major changes that will start in July as contractors begin to replace the deteriorating Commonwealth Avenue bridge. Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 12:10 pm

The Board of Appeal narrowly voted today to reject a 14-by-48-foot electronic billboard towering above the Massachusetts Turnpike after residents said they wanted fewer billboards, not more, especially not the sort that one resident said would be "glaring through my back windows." Read more.

By - 5/4/17 - 10:22 am
Green Line trolley on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Newton

Why should T riders have all the fun? Roving UHub photographer Sean Owen reports car traffic being slowed to a crawl out by 128 this morning thanks to a slow-moving Green Line trolley (no doubt on its way to upstate New York to be refurbished).

By - 3/26/17 - 10:07 am

State Police report a 19-year-old Suffolk University student from China died early this morning when his car somehow flew upward and hit the ceiling of the Pru tunnel eastbound at the Back Bay exit. Read more.

By - 3/15/17 - 11:39 am
Stopped car on the turnpike

State Police report stopping this guy on the turnpike in Weston today, add:

Don't be that guy ...

By - 10/27/16 - 8:46 pm

Massachusetts Turnpike Toll Plaza Demolition and Reconstruction

At 10 p.m. on Friday, the last toll will be collected by hand somewhere along the turnpike and the new electronic system gets turned on. Read more.

By - 10/16/16 - 11:21 pm
Mother, baby, father and trooper

New family and trooper doing fine. Photo by State Police.

State Police report a Framingham couple's baby couldn't wait - he was born in the tandem-trailer parking lot just past the Allston/Cambridge toll plaza at 7:35 p.m. Read more.

By - 8/23/16 - 9:33 am
Two trucks stuck on ramp to I-495

Dana Worby-Robinson had plenty of time to photograph these two trucks completely blocking a ramp to 495 from the turnpike westbound around 9 a.m. She reports:

One was broken down in lane and other tried to get around him. By doing so he got stuck.

By - 8/9/16 - 3:21 pm

WBZ reports on the arrest this morning in Newton of the suspect in yesterday's State Police cruiser heist in South Boston.

By - 8/6/16 - 3:14 pm

A Jamaica Plain man is suing the state Department of Transportation over what he says is the way Massachusetts Turnpike rest areas are not fully usable by people with handicaps. Read more.

By - 6/14/16 - 1:31 pm
Tipped over trailer unit in Allston

Dr. Ed spotted this tipped-over trailer at the Allston/Cambridge exit on the turnpike shortly after 1 p.m., with what appeared to be dry ice just evaporating.

UPDATE Around 5:20 p.m., Johnny I reported a crew was still scooping up the dry ice.

By - 6/13/16 - 9:01 am
Remains of a car in Newton Corner

Remains of the car in Newton Corner. Photo by Wendingo.

Traffic was backed up for miles after a car caught fire at the height of rush hour westbound, just past Newton Corner.

By - 4/25/16 - 7:19 am
Sunrise over the Massachusetts Turnpike

Massachusetts Turnpike, eastbound, 5:30 a.m. Photo by Jay Kenney.