MassDOT reports it got all the data it needed from closing off half the lanes on the turnpike between Allston and Beacon Street yesterday and so at 7 a.m., it re-opened the two lanes it had shut on each side.
Printers stopped working at "multiple" RMV branches today, including the one in Roslindale, where Jeff Durham, who needed to swap plates on a car, waited from 3:20 p.m. until he and other frustrated motorists were ushered out at 5:10 p.m.
Very unfortunate being asked to leave without service. @MassGovernor shame on you!
The Registry reports the snafu has been fixed.
MassDOT announces that it's narrowing the turnpike to two lanes in each direction this weekend from where the Allston tolls used to be to the Beacon Street overpass as a test of "traffic logistics" for the major changes that will start in July as contractors begin to replace the deteriorating Commonwealth Avenue bridge. Read more.
The RMV reports it will add instructions on a new door-opening technique to the official new-driver manual in an attempt to reduce the number of bicyclist doorings. Read more.
Around 8:30 p.m. at Tremont and Upton streets. WCVB reports the driver stayed at the scene.
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.
WFXT reports on the growing problem along Day Boulevard in South Boston, which is supposed to be off limits to large trucks.
State Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) is pissed off at the way his neighborhood's roads have become gridlocked after MassDOT removed the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza and modified the approaches to it a couple weeks ago.
In a letter to state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, he writes that rather than the "safer, smoother and more efficient commute" promised by MassDOT: Read more.
Drew Starr could only stare in amazement at this person's parking job on Mass. Ave. near the Christian Science Center today: Too far from the curb, in a handicap space and with "a crushed bike lane marker underneath."
Lisa spotted some busy bees on the Southeast Expressway this morning.
State Police reported this morning:
Machine on trailer, hit overpass, I-93 SB at x.3 in #Canton. No injuries. Left lane open.
Arlington Police report issuing a citation to the driver of this truck, who proved unable to figure out just how high his truck was today.
It's not even rush hour yet and already the parkways are a parking lot between Forest Hills and Faulkner Hospital due to issues related to the Washington Street re-do.
In a few days, maybe people will have adjusted, but at least this morning, the re-alignment of traffic on Washington Street between Ukraine Way and New Washington Street caused headaches for motorists and people trying to get to the T station by bus. Read more.
Paul Schlichtman wonders what he's supposed to do at the intersection of routes 16 and 38 in Medford.
State Police report a woman suffered serious injuries trying to get across Memorial Drive near Micro Center around 5:15 p.m.
State Police say the woman, whose identity they are still trying to ascertain, was hit in an westbound lane by a motorist driving a 2009 BMW M5. The road was shut in both directions for an investigation.
Darlene photographed the aftermath of a crash shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Washington Street, just north of Columbus Avenue. At least two people were taken to local emergency rooms.
There's a one-way street in Allston where people are constantly driving the wrong way. I do mean constantly - my guess is upwards of 100 per hour. It's obvious why: this is one of the exits of the Everett St Stop and Shop, and it's hugely inconvenient to use the one proper exit on the other side of the plaza. The problem is that this one-way dumps into a three-way intersection where the other cars have stop signs. People barrel out of the Stop and Shop plaza and into this intersection all day long.