Massachusetts Turnpike

By - 3/28/15 - 5:47 pm

State Police report a driver's decision to get out of his car to exchange papers after a minor collision on I-90 westbound in Brighton last night proved fatal:

Preliminary information collected in the investigation by Trooper John Adams indicates that a minor collision occurred between a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis and a 1998 Honda Accord. Following that initial collision, the two drivers parked

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By - 1/23/15 - 10:15 am

State Police report a Dudley man suffered serious injuries around 6:30 p.m. yesterday when a tire on a car on the other side of the highway came off, traveled across the median and smashed into his windshield.

State Police say the man was heading westbound in Wayland when the left rear tire and rim of an Ontario driver's 1994 Lincoln MK8 flew off the... Read more

By - 1/6/15 - 8:33 am
Proposed development over the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Back Bay.

Serpentine project planned.

The state has picked a Miami developer for a $330-million mixed-use project atop the turnpike at Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street.

The Peebles Corp. proposed a a 373,000-square-foot development with 85 apartmentsl and 88 condos, a 156-key hotel, 26,000 square feet of retail space, and 138 parking spaces, in an 11-story building.

The plan also calls for a revamp of Hynes station, including new ADA-compliant... Read more

By - 12/12/14 - 7:35 pm
Flipped car on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston

Tom Reiner photographed the car that flipped on the turnpike under Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street around 7 p.m. He reports there didn't seem to be any injuries.

By - 11/25/14 - 8:45 pm
Arrest being made near South Station

Some cops make arrest while others block protesters in Dewey Sq. Photo by Conqy.

A Ferguson protest in Dudley Square turned into a march of people that kept getting thwarted by Boston and State Police to shut one of the highways running through Boston.

The action started at the Southeast Expressway southbound at the Mass. Ave. connector, where protesters were mostly blocked - although they shut down the connector, police kept them off the Expressway.

The march then headed... Read more

By - 11/24/14 - 7:27 am

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Traffic Hackers has gone live with both live data and predictions for when you should head out - if your plans include the turnpike, I-93 north of the city or Rte. 3 south of it.

The site uses real-time data from MassDOT and historical data to try to show you how the roads are doing - without a single... Read more

By - 11/4/14 - 4:10 pm
Lost load on a turnpike entrance

Lost load. Photo by State Police

State Police report the entrance to the turnpike in Weston is jammed up thanks to an 18-wheeler that spilled its load all over the place at the toll plaza.

By - 9/25/14 - 8:56 am
Aftermath of car crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike

Patty Neal was among commuters who had plenty of time this morning to consider what exactly caused this crash on the turnpike westbound in Boston.

By - 9/5/14 - 5:31 pm

The state plans to solicit bids from developers who want to fill the vacant building on North Street (the one with the cupola and with the old turnpike booth out front):

The building located at 128 North Street in the City of Boston in the North End is comprised of slightly more than 6500 total square feet on 4 levels including a basement. The

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By - 9/5/14 - 3:52 pm
Flaming car on Massachusetts Turnpike

Steve Safran captured the scene just past the Framingham exit eastbound, where a car erupted in flames around 3:40 p.m.

By - 8/19/14 - 7:50 pm
Smoky fire in Framingham

State Police posted a photo of Trooper John Arone and firefighters at a car fire on the turnpike westbound in Framingham around 5:20 p.m.

By - 8/18/14 - 5:03 pm

You know, that brown sign out in Becket in the Berkshires that announces an elevation of 1724 feet, "next highest elevation on I-90 Oacoma, South Dakota, 1,729 feet." Slate reports that, in fact, the highest elevation in Oacoma, SD is only about 1,440 feet tall.

By - 8/12/14 - 7:58 pm

Around 7:30, Dan Berlin reported an unusual sight on the turnpike westbound:

Anyone else in Boston see the four people happily riding their Hubway bikes ON THE MASS PIKE?! Yikes.

In e-mail, he explains they look like they got on at Mass. Ave. They were riding in the breakdown lane, at least, he says:

Extra big breakdown these days, thanks to construction. But

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By - 8/8/14 - 10:53 am
Rainbow in Allston

Phil captured the rainbow over Cambridge Street and the turnpike in Allston yesterday - from the same storm that gave us that giant cloud.

Copyright Phil. Posted in on Flickr.

Jed Hresko, meanwhile, spotted the rainbow downtown:

By - 7/17/14 - 9:34 am

A 26-year-old man tried getting from one side of the Cambridge Street turnpike onramp to the other last night but didn't make it, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The man was hit by a Camry whose driver remained on the scene and showed no signs of impairment, the DA's office says. Although state troopers continue to investigate the crash, no charges have been... Read more

By - 7/11/14 - 2:57 pm
Smoke from fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston

Kait photographed the smoke rising from a car fire on the inbound turnpike under Washington Street shortly after noon today - not long after another car went up in flames on River Street at Rosa Street in Hyde Park.

Dessert1st got a view of the smoke plume from higher up:

By - 5/27/14 - 10:21 am
Crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Newton

Photo by State Police.

State Police report no serious injuries in a three-car smash-up shortly before 8 a.m. on the westbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Newton Corner

By - 5/20/14 - 7:47 pm

The Globe reports John Rosenthal is trying to find a new place for the billboard now that he's sold his Lansdowne Garage to the Red Sox, which don't feel like reminding turnpike motorists of how many people die from gunshot wounds.

By - 4/3/14 - 3:41 pm

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April 10 is the first public meeting on the Mass Pike Realignment -- a $260 million project to straighten the Pike in Allston. This will be a great project for drivers going through Allston. We need your help to make sure it's a great project for those of us living, walking, running and cycling in Allston.

Together, let's make this more... Read more

By - 3/29/14 - 6:47 am

So best avoid it this weekend.

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