By - 8/4/10 - 3:13 pm

MassDOT says I-93 north will be down to one lane tonight as crews continue to fight the Car-Eating Pothole of Doom, and suggests these alternates:

  • Drivers on I-93 heading northbound toward Boston from the south should use Route 128/Interstate 95;
  • Drivers leaving the downtown area headed northwest should take I-90 west to Route 128/I-95 north to I-93 north of the city;
  • Drivers leaving the downtown
  • ...Read more
By - 8/4/10 - 7:35 am

This one damaged six cars this morning before State Police shut down two lanes, Channel 4 reports.Read more

By - 8/3/10 - 3:37 pm

On I-93 north in Medford near Roosevelt Circle. It has the right two lanes closed, and traffic is backed up past the Zakim Bridge at this point.Read more

By - 7/27/10 - 8:46 am

The one saving grace of the rollover around 6:30 this morning at Savin Hill was that it was on the southbound side. Local 718 is tweeting the cleanup, which shut the entire southbound side for awhile.Read more

By - 7/17/10 - 3:16 pm

Remember the woman who got in trouble for driving in the Expressway HOV lane with a mannequin? The dummy has a Facebook page. Don't know about the lady.Read more

By - 7/13/10 - 6:29 am

The Globe reports a woman got a ticket yesterday when a trooper noticed she was driving in the HOV lane on the Expressway with a mannequin, rather than the required second person.Read more

By - 4/24/10 - 12:14 pm

Coming down I-93 south through Windham New Hampshire earlier, I noticed one of the "smart work zone" message boards for the widening work displaying "NO DELAYS TO EXIT 1" / "MASS S/L (means state line) 6 MILES".

But what really caught my attention was that this message board was placed right next to a permanent milepost indicating "South 93 MILE 4.8".

And of course,...Read more

By - 3/4/10 - 5:49 pm

The state Department of Transportation alerts us that I-93 north between Columbia Road in Dorchester and Rte. 28 at the Medford/Stoneham line will be subjected to a two-lane rolling roadblock as crews patch potholes between 10:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. tomorrow.

"Some delays should be expected," they say.Read more

By - 12/31/09 - 4:01 pm

Northbound at Roosevelt Circle, Ben Jackson tweets. Based on the comments below, sounds like everybody got out OK....Read more

By - 12/29/09 - 1:16 pm

It's so windy a light pole was blown across 93 north by Andrew Square, reducing the highway to a single travel lane, Lori Magno reports.Read more

By - 11/11/09 - 8:17 am

Mark Garfinkel reports on a mannequin that appears to be about to pull an Orange Line from a billboard just past the Zakim at the Charlestown/Somerville line:

... Two calls were placed to Boston and Somerville fire departments regarding a possible suicidal man on top of a billboard yesterday morning. ...

Mark also provides a photo.

By - 10/16/09 - 11:40 am

Might be good to avoid towns with names beginning with M today:

Channel 4 reports flames shot 20 to 30 feet in the air when manholes exploded on Main Street in Medford around 10:30 a.m. and that several thousand people are now without power.

William Fleurant tweets traffic is, as you might expect, a mess there (where 38, 16 and I-93 come together)....Read more

By - 10/13/09 - 4:08 pm

Take that, WGBH! The Carpenters Center reports workers today installed the giant LED screen thingee on the side of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters HQ now rapidly nearing completion off the Expressway in Dorchester:

... Although it is 50% transparent, it is capable of displaying a 400 x 600 pixel image which is approximately a 1 megapixel photo. The display can handle

...Read more
By - 9/3/09 - 10:25 am

The state's opened up its traffic cameras to the public, so now you can see what state traffic engineers see along Rte. 128, the Southeast Expressway, Rte. 3 north of 128, three spots on I-93 between 128 and the Zakim and near the Sagamore Bridge.

By - 7/10/09 - 8:53 pm

Man dies in rollover on I-93 south in Andover.

Thanks to Beth for the headline suggestion.Read more

By - 7/10/09 - 11:06 am

Lilly J tweets:

Holy car accident Batman! Traffic at a total standstill for miles on 93S. Major multicar accident near exit 11.

Smartraveler says traffic is blocked all the way back to the O'Neill Tunnel.

By - 6/27/09 - 9:21 am

Around midnight on I-93 north in Medford; taken to Mass. General.Read more

By - 6/26/09 - 9:02 am

Lori Magno shot the accident aftermath.

Channel 5 tweets a truck has wrapped itself around a Jersey barrier on 93 north by Sullivan Square and is leaking oil onto the lower deck is part-way on the other side of the highway, see link below to photos. At 9:06 a.m., Boston Police tweeted...Read more

By - 3/23/09 - 8:55 am

Republican legislators in Massachusetts have finally figured out how to increase their ranks: Import them from New Hampshire - if only for one issue (to protest a proposed toll at the state line; wouldn't it be funny if they all got parking tickets while down here?)Read more

By - 3/6/09 - 8:41 am

Three seriously injured in five-car crash early this morning, Channel 5 reports.Read more