The Boston Transportation Department is turning Perth and Dunkeld streets, between Quincy and Fayston, into one-way streets.
The traffic pattern changes are being made to improve traffic and pedestrian safety, allow for the free flow of traffic and maintain parking on both sides of these roadways.
Sure, there's still snow in South Boston, but Andy Santos thinks a certain Beacon Hill resident needs a reminder winter officially ended two months ago.
Photos of Hondas on cinderblocks in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park (may require Facebook login).
An annoyed citizen complains:
These dirt biker gangs need to be off the streets. One was on I-93S just north of exit 18 and was blocking multiple lanes of traffic as well as impeding lane changes. They were driving slowly and performing dirt bike stunts. One of these idiots hit my car with something and left scuff marks and dents in it. It's about time we get a task force together to get rid of them. This doesn't happen anywhere else in this state that I've seen.
Lenny Rowe watched a Storrowing that wasn't shortly after 10 a.m. today. But don't worry, traffic-jam fans: Police still shut down the road to let the trucker back up and find another way to head towards 93.
As Jessica Burko reports on the second day of the rest of our lives without the Casey Overpass:
Traffic parking lot from Forest Hills up thru JWay to Centre St rotary AND all up South Street to Centre. Bad.
To which Mike, sitting in a Boston firetruck, adds:
No way for even the mighty Tower Ladder 10 to get out of overpass traffic!
It gets better once drivers get used to the new surface roads and lights, right?
State Police report inspectors were out in full force this weekend, looking for commercial vehicles with improperly secured loads, an issue you may recall became kind of a big deal last summer when a hatchet flew into the windshield of a car on I-95. Read more.
Chris Helms was at the overpass to record the scene at 3:53 p.m. today.
At least it had the decency to keep from bursting until the weekend, as Brendan shows us.
Drew Joseph ran across this median crash on I-93 south just past exit 6 around 4:45 p.m.
With the overlaying concrete gone, a backhoe started wrenching out its first piece of structural steel at the going-down Casey Overpass in Forest Hills, as Clay Harper shows us.
This weekend, the state is scheduled to shut the overpass towards Morton Street, which will free workers to rip the whole thing down.
Huran Delismail, 22, was charged today with smashing into a pole early this morning at the Riverway and Brookline Avenue and sending his three passengers to local ERs - one with injures that were considered life threatening - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Go figure: Crews painted all these new don't-block-this-box boxes around Forest Hills in anticipation of the overpass shutdown and motorists promptly figured screw this, we're going to block these boxes just like we always do, as Chris shows us this morning.