Hey, there! Log in / Register

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.

Neighborhoods: 
Topics: 
Ad:

Comments

Is the clearance there?

up
Voting closed 6

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

up
Voting closed 27

I've heard the heights are always 6" taller than the sign says, as a safety margin. Anyone know if that's true?

up
Voting closed 22

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.

up
Voting closed 6

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

up
Voting closed 10

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

up
Voting closed 4

Thanks!

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

up
Voting closed 11

Has that changed? I couldn't remember seeing a "no trucks" sign whenever I take the Callahan, so I went to Google Street View, and it's showing a 13'-4" clearance
https://goo.gl/maps/9m5Qg4UipK42

up
Voting closed 23

was increased when they did the recent rehab work. Have changed my post.

up
Voting closed 6

... 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.

up
Voting closed 27

rehab in awhile. But I note it's no longer listed on the MassDOT Current Projects listing.

up
Voting closed 19

up
Voting closed 24

already have enough problems with water.

up
Voting closed 25

    ( instead, use a plastic curtain that unfurls when an over-height vehicle approaches )

up
Voting closed 20

Another truck, properly Storrowed. Happening now.
https://twitter.com/MassStatePolice/status/1021857014220242951

up
Voting closed 19