WBUR reports MassDOT has picked a plan to deal with the decaying elevated Massachusetts Turnpike section in Allston by straightening it out and dropping it to ground level.
To make room for that, the state will then build a new elevated roadway above one side of the turnpike to carry Soldiers Field road, which now runs along the Charles, as part of the $1.1-billion plan.
Kate couldn't help but notice the way the Crowne Plaza was lit up in Newton Corner over the turnpike tonight.
The US Attorney's office today reported the eighth indictment of a trooper for allegedly filing for pay for overtime he didn't work.
A developer's proposal to bridge the turnpike along the more barren side of Mass. Ave. between Newbury and Boylston streets could mean several dramatic changes to the block beyond just towers covering what is now an open-air highway. Read more.
Kevin Sweeney, 40, of Braintree, was charged today with one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds and one count of wire fraud in the widening State Police overtime investigation and agreed to plead guilty, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
Brian the roving UHub photographer spotted the flaming car inbound near roughly Mass. Ave. around 3 p.m.
Shamus Moynihan also watched the car go up in flames: Read more.
MassDOT says the turnpike is back to four lanes on each side under the Commonwealth Avenue bridge, 24 hours earlier than scheduled.
Roving UHub photographer Ross Rotatori captured the signboard on the turnpike just before South Station this morning; hopes the next one has the rest of the alphabet.
Jack DeManche discovered why the turnpike inbound was all clogged up in Allston, on a day when a lot of drivers were on vacation.
WCVB reports the three troopers - two now retired - were assigned to Troop E on the turnpike, which State Police disbanded after the station reported on potential overtime abuse there. More to come after an 11 a.m. press conference by the US Attorney's office.
Rick Macomber shows us the scene on the ramp from 128 north to the turnpike, where a tractor trailer rolled over before 5 a.m. and kept the ramp shut until around 8:15. State Police report the driver suffered minor injuries.
Same place, different truck in May.
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.
A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted Jacques Merveille, 32, on charges he beat a homeless man with a rock at an encampment near a Copley Square ramp on the Massachusetts Turnpike on the afternoon of April 27, 2017, leaving him needing emergency surgery, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
This video is from February, but don't worry - the state still says there's no need for a train station - or buses that connect to the rest of Allston, until at least 2040.
A crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike shortly after 4:30 a.m. involving at least two cars sent several people to the hospital. WCVB's Josh Brogadir happened on the scene moments after; his video shows a mangled vehicle and people lying on the ground. Boston EMS Incidents reports at least one person appears to have been ejected from a car.
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