CommonWealth reports MassDOT is looking at a new alternative for rebuilding the turnpike while maintaining train lines, Soldiers Field Road and bike and pedestrian paths in a space just 204 feet wide just past where the Allston/Cambridge tolls used to be. Read more.
WFXT reports state officials might have to push back a planned 2022 start for a ten-year program to replace the current Allston/Cambridge turnpike interchange because of mounting opposition to a proposal to build a bridge over the Charles while the work is being done.
People living near the "temporary" Forest Hills T bus depot could probably speak to how temporary "temporary" is around here.
No, we're not talking about fever dreams about high-speed rail between Basketballville and the Hub, but about the estimated 10,000 people who already commute from the western part of the state to jobs in the Boston area. MassLive.com interviews one guy who spends $230 a week in tolls and gas to commute from Springfield to downtown Boston - 25% of his take-home pay.
MassDOT reports it will permanently shut the on ramp down to the Massachusetts Turnpike from Clarendon Street on Sept. 3 because hardly anybody uses it and it's really a pretty crappy little on ramp. Read more.
The BU News Service reports a proposed 108-unit condo project next to the Hynes and partially over the turnpike will require about 16 months of construction that will affect traffic and that there will be periods where lane capacity on the turnpike there will be cut by 25%.
We're referring, of course, to the guy who drove down the turnpike with the other guy on his hood. Hood guy faced a criminal charge as well. However, the third guy, the one who pulled out his gun at the end of it all, is OK, because he has a license to carry. NECN recounts the action and provides copies of court documents with the two initial guys' conflicting stories.