Saturday, March 16, 2013
Daniel Gerard sustained non-life threatening injuries in crash on I-93 in Stoneham early Saturday.
A Somerville man was charged with operating under the influence of liquor after an accident in Stoneham on I-93 south early Saturday. Massachusetts State Police Trooper Nicole Morrell said Daniel Gerard, 32, of Somerville was issued a summons after being transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Morrell said the accident involved a vehicle operated by Gerard and a tractor-trailer unit on I-93 southbound south of Exit 35. Morrell did not have information on the type of vehicle Gerard was operating. The operator of the tractor-trailer unit was not injured in the crash, according to Morrell. Initial reports indicated the crash took place at around 1 a.m. Saturday and closed several lanes of the highway…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The major highway through Boston will close due to work on the Zakim Bridge and the O’Neill tunnel.
A major Boston highway will close overnight to make way for work on the Zakim Bridge and O’Neill Tunnel. The Department of Transportation will shut down the southbound side of I-93 between 11 p.m. Tuesday night and 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to CBS Boston. MassDOT will divert traffic at the Route 38 Mystic Avenue exit, and drivers will be able to continue on I-93 at the exit near South Station, the news website reports.
Friday, October 5, 2012
The state is warning that road work on Saturday and Sunday may cause backups as long as 20 miles on I-93.
If you're driving this Columbus Day weekend, avoid I-93 northbound in Boston. The state has issued a travel advisory that road work will narrow I-93 to one lane from the Tip O'Neil Tunnel to the Zakim Bridge, according to the Herald. Backups of 20 miles are expected for northbound travelers. The closures are planned to start Friday at 10 p.m. and go until 10 a.m. Saturday. Another work session is scheduled for Saturday 10 p.m. to Sunday 10 a.m. For a complete description of the work and lane closures, see the state's advisory. Because of the nature of the work, rain could force postponement. For traffic updates before you get behind the wheel, see the Somerville Patch traffic page. If you use Twitter, you can get roadwork updates from the…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Asked about toll fairness during a Patch live chat, Governor Deval Patrick asked a reader whether he'd support high-speed tolls. Are these a good way to share the transportation funding pain, or another money grab?
Are high-speed tolls along Interstate 93 and other highways a smart way to help fund transportation in the state? Governor Deval Patrick mentioned such a system during a Patch live chat on Thursday. If you've gone up Interstate 95 into New Hampshire, you've seen high-speed tolling in action. The system is designed to read your EZ-Pass (nee Fast Lane) transponder while you breeze by at 65 miles per hour. There's no need to slow down or squeeze though a booth, as EZ-Pass users currently do on the Mass Pike, Tobin Bridge and harbor tunnels. The chat moved on to other topics, so no details about implementation were offered. What do you think? Would tolls along I-93 offer some fairness to riders in Boston, MetroWest and North Shore, who all pay…
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
A 25-year-old may have been outside his disabled car when he was struck by a Ford Explorer near Exit 29, according to Massachusetts State Police.
A Stoneham man suffered serious injuries during a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 93 nortbound in the area of Exit 29 in Somerville early Tuesday morning, according to a press statement issued by Massachusetts State Police. "Initial investigation indicates that the victim, a 25-year-old male from Stoneham may have been outside of his disabled 2002 Hyundai Elantra when he was struck by a 42-year-old male from Sudbury driving a 2010 Ford Explorer," the statement reads. The investigation is being handled by the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highways Division and the Somerville Fire Department are also on scene, …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Living next to Interstate 93 in East Somerville's Nunnery Grounds neighborhood is noisy. Aldermen say it's also dangerous and wouldn't be tolerated in other communities.
Speaking at a Somerville Board of Aldermen meeting Nov. 22, Alderman At-Large Dennis Sullivan called it "a tragedy waiting to happen." "Plastic ties, Madame President, separating children from the highway!" he said, speaking to Board of Aldermen President Rebekah Gewirtz. Sullivan was talking about the flimsy and partially fallen down chain link fence that separates Interstate 93 from the Nunnery Grounds, an East Somerville neighborhood that borders the highway, north of Broadway. Sullivan said he can't think of any other town in the state that has a neighborhood so exposed to the highway. Most communities near highways have "big sound barriers" and "concrete walls," he said. "It would not be tolerated, I don't think, in any other …
Friday, August 5, 2011
This weekend's road and exit closures due to the I-93 bridge replacement project.
As of this week, 12 of 14 bridge replacements on I-93 are complete. This weekend, the "93Fast14" project continues, and the bridges that carry I-93 southbound over Riverside Avenue in Medford will be replaced. Work begins on Friday, Aug. 5 at 7:45 p.m. and continues through Monday, Aug. 8 at 5 a.m. Below is a list of this weekend's work and detours. See the attached PDFs for maps showing the location of the work and detours. Throughout the course of the weekend, traffic on I-93 will be limited to two lanes in each direction over a 6-mile segment between Exit 28 (Sullivan Square) in Somerville and Exit 36 (Montvale Avenue) in Stoneham. Traffic on I-93 South will be directed through a median crossover near Spot Pond at the Stoneham/Medford …
Friday, July 29, 2011
This weekend's "Fast14" construction will be on the overpass above Webster Street. It is expected to cause delays in both directions on I-93 north of Boston.
Construction on I-93 this weekend will close one local road, narrow the highway to two lanes and close a channel of the Mystic River to boaters. Work continues this weekend on the on-going "Fast14" rapid bridge replacement project. From 7:45 p.m. Friday, July 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, I-93 will be narrowed to two lanes from Exit 28 in Somerville to Exit 36 in Stoneham. Access to and from many of the ramps on I-93 South in this area will be restricted. This week's work will replace structures that carry the highway south over Webster Street and the Mystic River. As result, Webster Street will be closed and the Mystic River channel near the highway will be closed to boaters. The on-ramps to I-93 South from Fellsway West at Exit 34, …