State and city officials today officially turned on a new light display under the I-93 viaduct that separates South Boston and the South End near where the Herald used to be, the first phase in a $2.5-million project to turn the barren, dismal concrete storage area into something actually useful to people besides the DPW crews who used to store stuff there and the homeless... Read more
Joel Barciauskas is stuck trying to get onto the Southeast Distressway by South Bay.
With little else to do as she sat there, Karen photographed the speed signboard on 93 north in Quincy early this evening.
The delays, it seems, were caused by all the hubbub over a police standoff with a wanted man inside a house on Furnace Brook Parkway in Quincy.... Read more
the Calvica "Oddseyo" horsey show has been closed for over a week and all evidence of it has finally been removed from Assembly Square, perhaps somebody should tell Clear Channel to remove the gazillion billboards along I-93 that are still advertising it.
Brian D'Amico reports mechanical problems meant the HOV zipper lane on the Expressway was still set for northbound traffic this afternoon when it should have been set for the southbound rush out of the city.
Update, 4:15 p.m.: As crews began to try to get the cab back behind the guard rail, the MBTA shut Orange Line service, just in case, because the... Read more
A Boston Municipal Court judge today set bail at $10,000 for Vivencia Bellegarde, charged with OUI and ramming into a Boston Globe delivery truck that plunged 40 feet off I-93 onto a Leverett Circle exit ramp, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report.
The Globe reports the truck's driver is expected to survive his injuries from the 3:13 a.m. ramming.
According to the DA's... Read more
State Police report that giant American flag that had been flying from the Zakim supports fell this morning, wrapping up a southbound car in its red, white and blueness, but causing no injuries or other crashes.
Liz Carney led a Dot Art Paint for Peace Day at Savin Hill Beach today that ended with the hanging of this banner across I-93. Photo by Peter McNamara.... Read more
State Police report that when a trooper rolled up to a car stopped in the high-speed lane near exit 13 around 4:50 this morning, he found an apparently unconscious man behind the wheel. Who then woke up and took off:
[Eric] FUNES refused to stop and led Trooper [James] DeAngelis on a low speed pursuit down the highway. Additional troopers responded to assist Trooper... Read more
Nicole Oliverio at WHDH tweets the driver of one of the station's news vans had just gotten on I-93 south when she realized somebody was on the roof. Seems somebody with places to go but no way to get there had climbed on somewhere between the station's Government Center offices and the I-93 ramp.
The guy surprisingly wasn't hurt. Said he needed a ride,... Read more
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
The Herald reports on some car-to-car shooting around 1 a.m. on the Randolph/Braintree section of I-93.
I-93 north of the Zakim, at least, according to the new iPhone Maps app.