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By adamg - 3/23/24 - 12:59 pm

State Police report a man whose body was found on the exit ramp from the Massachusetts Turnpike to Copley Square died from falling 20 feet from a ledge, not by being hit by a car. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/24 - 4:32 pm

Sen. Ed Markey announced today that the US Department of Transportation will kick in $335.4 million for the Allston I-90 Multimodal Project after all. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/24 - 9:38 am
Car on fire on the Copley ramp from the Pru tunnel

Teddy Kokoros reports he was on his usual bus ride from Watertown into Boston around 7:15 this morning when he looked out the window in the Pru Tunnel to see a car fully engulfed in flames on the Copley offramp. Sounds like the car occupants were able to get out OK, at least, neither BFD nor State Police called for an ambulance.

By adamg - 2/6/24 - 9:08 am

Streetsblog Massachusetts reports that for the second year in a row, the federal government has turned down a state request to help pay for the major reconstruction of the Massachusetts Turnpike near where the toll plazas used to be in Allston.

By adamg - 6/10/23 - 10:34 pm
Bicyclist on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Back Bay

Kaitlin snapped this guy outbound on the turnpike at Clarendon Street this evening.

Pike bike in Allston.

By adamg - 5/4/23 - 11:58 am
Turnpike sign: Only a Dianoga likes litter

Anusha Mookherjee spotted this sign on the inbound turnpike at Beacon Street in Kenmore Square today, which is, of course, Star Wars Day. Dianoga? What, you don't remember the scene in the trash compactor with the dianoga tentacle?

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 11:01 pm

WCVB reports somebody driving outbound on the inbound side of the turnpike tonight slammed into somebody head on just before the Pru tunnel, then managed to disengage from that and keep going, hitting more vehicles.

By adamg - 1/28/23 - 12:43 pm
Person riding a Blue Bike onto the turnpike

Roman S was joined by a Blue Bike rider in getting on the Massachusetts Turnpike inbound from Allston around 12:15 p.m.

Might get interesting.

By adamg - 1/27/23 - 2:20 pm

McDonald's today sued Boston Market, for the second time, over rent it says the chicken chain owes for subleases at Massachusetts Turnpike rest areas in Framingham, Westborough and Ludlow. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/23 - 11:17 am

The Globe reports Washington has rejected a state request to pay like $1.2 billion towards plans to rebuild and relocate the overhead stretch of the Massachusetts Turnpike in the area of where the Allston/Cambridge tolls used to be.

By adamg - 1/6/23 - 11:05 am

The state Attorney General's office yesterday sued three state troopers for hours the state says they put in for but didn't work, when they were members of the since dishonored and disbanded Troop E, which patrolled the turnpike and Boston Harbor tunnels. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/22 - 12:16 pm
Remains of the truck on the turnpike

MassDOT reports a truck driver slammed into the inbound side of the Auburn Street overpass on the turnpike in Newton, which is now closed pending an inspection. The right lane is also shut.

By adamg - 11/11/22 - 1:28 pm
Possible next steps in BU expansion

Possible BU expansion sites in green, including decks over the turnpike.

Boston University recently filed a 10-year, $1-billion "institutional master plan" that calls for a new research building, possibly up to 16 stories, and a new premium student dorm, along with an expansion of solar panels across the campus and a major rehab of the Warren Towers dorms on Commonwealth Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 4:12 pm

Massachusetts yesterday sued a driver from upstate New York for the $1.85 million in damage it says he caused when the boom of the excavator he was hauling on a flatbed slammed into a turnpike overpass and then, 30 miles down the road, slammed into another overpass, after which the excavator fell off the flatbed and took out a stretch of guardrail. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 10:58 am
975 Boylston St. rendering

Rendering by The Architectural Team. See it larger.

A Miami developer has proposed a new complex over the Massachusetts Turnpike and a rarely used Hynes Green Line exit that would include a 12-story life-sciences wing, a 10-story wing with 125 affordable apartments, two new ADA-compliant T-stop entrances and a public bicycle "hub" with bike racks and lockers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/22 - 4:22 pm
U-Haul truck on fire on the turnpike in Allston

Billy Farago shows us the rental truck that erupted in flames on the exit from the turnpike towards Cambridge in Allston shortly before 4 p.m. Video.

By adamg - 6/28/22 - 9:57 pm

State Police report a Waltham man lost control of his Harley-Davidson inbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Allston, hit the median barrier and died around 10:30 p.m. on Monday.

Mark Ganong, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene, State Police say.

By adamg - 5/31/22 - 11:46 am
Yellow-green haze  over the turnpike in Framingham

Lee Toma navigated through pollen so thick it seemed like wildfire haze, only yellowish/greenish, this morning on the turnpike in Framingham. A cold front that pushed everything down towards the ground could have been responsible.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 9:14 pm
May 4th message on Mass. roads: Scruffy nerd herders stop littering

Lori Henault spotted this message on signs on the turnpike in both Newton and downtown today, on Star Wars Day. Yes, it's a thing; Han needs to only toss his trash in approved garbage compactors.

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