I-95

By - 5/17/18 - 9:02 am
Rolled over refrigerator truck on ramp from Massachusetts Turnpike to I-95

State Police report an early-morning rollover by a tractor trailer hauling frozen food shut the ramps from the turnpike to 128 and the ramp from 128 north to the turnpike. The vehicle was righted and moved out shortly before 7 a.m.

By - 4/14/18 - 10:06 am
Never used portion of I-95 in Canton

It's 5:30 p.m. on a weekday on 95 south - where are all the cars? See it larger.

By now, the story of why I-95 doesn't go straight through Boston is well known: Bands of determined residents helped convinced Gov. Francis Sargent we really didn't need a couple of superhighways rammed through Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville - I-95 and the I-695 "inner belt." Read more.

By - 10/26/17 - 9:01 am

The Herald reports state Sen. Thomas McGee of Lynn has filed a bill to add tolls to I-93 in Boston, 128/95, Rte. 1 from Dedham to Peabody and Rte. 2 between 128 and Alewife - with the tolls going to transportation maintenance, including on the T.

S.1959 - the bill in question.

By - 9/20/17 - 9:22 am

Shocks asks:

Has there ever been anything good written about the Boston highway revolts?

By - 5/25/17 - 3:05 pm

It's known to traffic reporters as "The Great Circle of Traffic", and it happens when the loop comprising I-93 from Woburn to Canton and I-95 (128) between Canton and Woburn displays solid red on the traffic maps for its full length.

Judging by the current map - see https://www.boston.com/boston-traffic - it may well happen before today's rush hour is over.

By - 4/9/17 - 7:16 pm
Where I-95 was supposed to go in Revere

Undead I-95 remains in Revere.

The unfinished northern half of the cloverleaf in Canton where 95 was supposed to head into Boston from the south is perhaps better known, but there's also the undone right-of-way where the highway was supposed to come out of Boston and smash through some marshes in Revere at Copeland Circle - which our own Cybah walked today.

By - 3/18/17 - 2:49 pm

State Police report a passenger in a taxi died around 1 a.m. when a car smashed into the back of the cab at "an extremely high rate of speed" on I-95 southbound in Attleboro. Read more.

By - 12/30/16 - 11:32 am

State Police report arresting a Norwell man on a variety of charges, including operating under the influence of both alcohol and drugs, after he allegedly careened the wrong way down both I-95 and I-93 last night. Read more.

By - 10/16/16 - 4:03 pm
Old I-95 stub in Canton

Tim Smith took a walk along the former 128 in the Blue Hills Reservation, left over from the days when 128 was cobbled together out of existing roads, before the current road was built a couple miles further out.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:17 am

WBZ reports on an incident on I-95 yesterday morning. Neither the driver, nor his two young sons, in the back seat, were injured.

By - 7/6/15 - 1:09 pm

Over at WBUR, Daniel Guzman reports:

2 sheep standing in road on NB 95 at Rt 1 in Sharon/Foxboro. Delays not too baaaaaaad.

By - 10/30/14 - 8:26 am
Car on fire on I-95 in Canton

Perry Jacobs reports the car was in the rest area on 95 south when it burst into flames shortly after 8 a.m., so traffic didn't appear to be much affected.

By - 7/30/14 - 2:34 pm
hatchet in dashboard

State Police report a hatchet came flying through the windshield of a car traveling south on I-95 in Topsfield this morning due to the carelessness of the driver of the landscaping truck in front of them - who failed to tie down the hatchet:

By - 5/30/14 - 5:37 pm

I-95 southbound is shut at rush hour due to what State Police report is a collision with life-threatening injuries at Exit 11 (Neponset Street).

By - 4/5/14 - 2:57 pm
128 tied up

The scene at Great Plain Avenue. See it larger.

A rollover on 128 north by Highland Avenue early this afternoon quickly bogged traffic down. The luckier drivers were able to get off an exit or two before.

By - 9/11/13 - 12:09 pm

State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) has proposed increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70) on sections of the turnpike, I-95 and I-91.

Winslow tells WBZ most people drive faster than 65 anyway and raising the limit would bring some consistency back to police enforcement of speed limits.

By - 11/26/12 - 8:43 am

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 on, the breakdown lane is only for breaking down in.

By - 7/29/12 - 9:05 pm

Gobble gobble hey

About the last thing you expect to see while you're driving on an interstate is a live turkey in the car next to you, giving you the eye. But there the bird was, around 7:30 p.m. in a Hyundai with Maryland plates, heading north on I-95 in Sharon.

Photo by Greta Gaffin.

By - 6/20/12 - 11:47 am

At 11 a.m., Stadol reported:

Just passed 5 cars that have overheated on 95. State Police were helping out.

Matt Noyes at NECN says now would be a good time to ensure your car's tires are inflated properly:

Prime time later today, especially tomorrow, for tire blowouts. Preventable - Almost always from low tire pressure.

By - 8/13/11 - 10:00 am

Backhoe falls off trailer, kills woman on 495.

Wood and debris hit Haverhill man on I-95 South:

Tom O'Brien, of Haverhill, was on his way to work in Wakefield, when a giant piece of wood came crashing through his windshield.