Go figure: Trucks can storrow at the entrance to the Callahan Tunnel, too

Truck about to go crunch in the Callahan Tunnel

EastieStrong, who just wants to get home, reports both lanes into the Callahan are way backed up due to a tractor-trailer with a driver with good enough reflexes to avoid having his vehicle peeled back like a can of sardines - so chalk this up as a near storrowing.

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How tall

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Is the clearance there?

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Callahan Tunnel is now posted at 13'-4"

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Clearance was increased from 12'-6" when they did the rehab work a couple of years ago. Oddly enough, the MassDOT Commercial Vehicle webpage still shows the clearance as 12'-6".

ht to Nick G for the clarification about the present clearance

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Per MUTCD guidance, the clearance

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stated on the signs is typically 3 inches less than the actual clearance. I am unaware of any locations in the state where a 6 inch "buffer" is used.

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Wouldn't it be better if the

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Wouldn't it be better if the sign read less than the actual clearance?

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You are 100% correct

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My brain thought less, but my fingers typed greater. Another case of STSF (shouldn't type so fast).

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Thanks!

Thanks!

My brother in law speaks with great authority, whether he's right or not.

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Since You Mentioned The Callahan Tunnel Rehab Work ...

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... When is the corresponding project on the Sumner Tunnel to begin?

The Callahan Tunnel was closed for months during its rehab project, which included replacing the roadway deck inside the tunnel.

At the time, I remember it being said the same rehabilitation was required on the Sumner Tunnel, but for whatever reason they decided to delay the project.

The Sumner Toll Plaza project has already been under construction for two years, with no end in sight. I'm guessing they're waiting until that's completely finished before shutting down the tunnel.

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