And then after that, the tunnel, originally opened in 1961, will be shut every night between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. for four to five more months, MassDOT reports:
Every aspect of the tunnel is in fair to poor condition, and the time has come to put the Callahan in shape to last another 50 years.
State officials explain the $35-million repair project at... Read more
MassDOT tweets the tunnel will be closed from 9 p.m. Sunday through 5 a.m. Monday to allow inspectors to examine all the wall panels to make sure no more will simply fall off, like one did last night. The Globe reports the inspection is pretty basic: Workers will yank on every single panel; any that are loose will be replaced.... Read more
Ten current and former toll collectors at the Ted Williams and Callahan tunnels were charged today with stealing toll money from the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, which owns the tunnels.
Suffolk County DA Dan Conley says the most common scheme involved taking advantage of the different tolls charged to commercial vehicles and ordinary passenger cars:
As vehicles pass through the tolls, the collector is supposed... Read more