Rte. 128

By - 11/20/14 - 5:10 pm

A truck fire on 128 south in Wakefield shortly before 4:30 p.m. forced State Police to shut both sides of the road, State Police report. Crews were able to get the road re-opened by 5 p.m., but the damage was done, in the form of a 23-mile backup on the southbound side.... Read more

By - 11/13/14 - 11:12 am

UPDATE: Kickstarter campaign now live.

The 128 Business Council thinks it has a way to get more city people out to jobs along Rte. 128: Build an online system to match people who've gone as far as they can on the T with a squadron of mostly private shuttle buses that already flit along the highway.

The only problem: To encourage ridership, the... 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 - 8/17/14 - 12:46 pm
Overturned car on Rte. 138 in Canton

Tim Sullivan records our latest overturned car, this one on Rte. 138 in Canton, near the 128 ramp.

By - 8/14/14 - 9:02 am

Woburn offramp ran red - no word if the driver had to stop short to avoid a stuffing truck.

By - 7/19/14 - 11:35 am
Abandoned train bridge over Rte. 128 in Waltham

A number of train bridges cross Rte. 128, but as Chris Rich shows us in Waltham, not all are in use. This bridge is part of the Wayside Trail, which could one day become a pedestrian and bicycle path along the right of way of a long unused train line between Boston and Northampton.

Also see Rich's other photos from along the... Read more

By - 4/5/14 - 2:57 pm
128 tied up

The scene at Great Plain Avenue. See it larger.

A rollover on 128 north by Highland Avenue early this afternoon quickly bogged traffic down. The luckier drivers were able to get off an exit or two before.

By - 3/12/14 - 7:29 am
Truck that was on Fitchburg Line tracks.

After pieces of the truck cleared, Fitchburg Line passengers look on. Photo by Finn.

Happened on 128 at Rte. 20, backing up 128 southbound and halting inbound service on the Fitchburg Line, since part of the truck seemed to have landed on the tracks, only it didn't.

By - 2/5/14 - 8:18 am
Upended car in Gloucester

State Police report only minor injuries when this car upended on 128 north in Gloucester this morning.

By - 1/29/14 - 6:44 am
Mattress on Rte. 128 in Burlington

State Police report they are looking for the driver of a dump truck that lost a mattress on Rte. 128 southbound in Burlington yesterday, causing a chain-reaction collision that ended with a woman dead.

State Police say the vehicle is a large dump truck with a white cab and possibly black netting or a tarp covering the bed - out of which flew the... Read more

By - 1/3/14 - 3:48 pm
Crash on 128 north in Newton

The Newton Fire Department reports the driver of a mini-van that rolled over on the way from 128 north at the exit to the turnpike this afternoon suffered only minor injuries and declined a trip to a local hospital.

By - 11/21/13 - 11:54 am

Firefighters from several towns and NStar are on University Avenue near the Rte. 128 train station, working to shut down a leaky gas main. Train service through the station was halted; State Police shut the University Avenue ramp from 128.

By - 10/21/13 - 11:20 pm
Suzuki motorcycle

UPDATE, Tuesday morning: Suspect nabbed in Randolph.

State Police report they're having some trouble catching a guy driving around our local highways - when he sees a cruiser, he guns his engine and speeds away.

The operator of this motorcycle operates between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., weekdays. He has been observed by Troopers

... Read more
By - 9/1/13 - 9:51 am

Flooding in West Roxbury

So those flash-flood warnings around 9:30 a.m. were for real. Sean Woods photographed a woman trapped by floodwaters on Spring Street by the Shaw's parking lot. Boston firefighters rushed to the scene to rescue her.

State Police shut 128 at Rte.... Read more

By - 5/24/13 - 6:44 pm

Doom cloud

Gradon Tripp managed to photograph the giant cloud of doom about to crash down on 128 north around 4:30 p.m.... Read more

By - 1/3/13 - 7:23 am

In rush hour at exit 21 by the service area. Mike Moura reports two lanes southbound and one northbound are shut for the investigation.

UPDATE: State Police report:

Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim, an 18-year-old man, was apparently crossing the highway on foot at approximately 6:30 a.m. when he was struck by a motor vehicle on the northbound side of the highway, thrown

... Read more
By - 11/26/12 - 8:43 am

MassDOT reports it's opening the remaining fourth-lane sections of 128, er, 93/95/1/Hut!, between Randolph and Westwood this week. Schedule of segment openings. Important note:

With the opening of the new fourth travel lane, the authorized use of the breakdown lane for travel during weekday peak commuting periods will be discontinued to enhance driver safety and provide emergency vehicle access.

In other words, from now... Read more

By - 9/18/12 - 9:57 am

State Police report a box truck full of ice rolled over around 8:30 a.m. on a ramp from Rte. 128 north to Rte. 62 in Danvers. No word if it was in a convoy with a Scotch truck.

By - 8/14/12 - 1:25 pm

Jon Chesto explores the enduring popularity of "128", despite the best efforts of state and federal bureaucrats to kill the name off.

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