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By adamg - 8/27/20 - 3:07 pm
Flipped truck

Bradley had plenty of time to observe a truck flipped on its side on the inbound turnpike near the Allston onramp shortly before 3 p.m. He noticed the driver appeared to have gotten out OK.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 10:12 pm
Smashed car on Massachusetts Turnpike

A now ex-car. Photo by Spin.

Several vehicles, including an 18-wheeler, got entangled tonight on the Massachusetts Turnpike inbound near the IHOP in Brighton. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/20 - 10:21 pm
Black Lives Matter along the Fenway side of the turnpike

Drew shows us the new message the Red Sox put up alongside the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Fenway.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 10:54 pm

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.

By adamg - 4/25/20 - 10:59 am
Traffic on parts of the turnpike down 73 percent

Ari Ofesevit has been looking at the latest Massachusetts Turnpike traffic data (courtesy those toll gantry thingees) and while it's not surprising that people are simply driving a lot less on the highway in the Boston area in these Covid-19 days, it's still kind of amazing to see - and raises some questions about MassDOT toll revenue.

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By adamg - 3/5/20 - 1:43 pm

State Police report that Stephen Salazar, 32, of Jamaica Plain, died at the Allston/Cambridge offramp from the Massachusetts Turnpike around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/20 - 9:23 pm

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.

By adamg - 1/18/20 - 8:18 pm
By adamg - 11/26/19 - 2:51 pm
Crash on turnpike eastbound in Brighton

Teddy Kokoros shows us the aftermath of a single-car crash on the eastbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike at the New Balance complex.

By adamg - 11/10/19 - 12:59 pm

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.

By adamg - 9/8/19 - 3:44 pm

Dakota Randall took some video around 3 p.m. of the driver in the Tesla next to him speeding down the street while apparently asleep.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 2:03 pm
Clarendon on ramp to turnpike

On ramp set to be shut. Photo by MassDOT.

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.

By adamg - 8/4/19 - 6:25 pm
Minivan on fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike

Michael Cometa ran across the flaming minivan on the westbound side of the turnpike in Allston shortly before 4 p.m.

By adamg - 7/26/19 - 12:27 pm
Giant pothole in Pru tunnel

State Police report crews closed off a lane on the Pru exit ramp off the turnpike after this sinkhole erupted but not before, WBZ reports, it chewed its way through the tires of several cars.

By adamg - 5/12/19 - 1:54 pm
Snow in western Massachusetts

Ellen Berlin shows us the snow falling on the turnpike out in Westfield, on the other side of the Connecticut River, shortly before 1 p.m.

By adamg - 4/29/19 - 1:53 pm
Destroyed truck on the turnpike by the Allston/Cambridge exit

Crash aftermath. Photo by Nick Telesmanic.

State Police report a, easbound tractor-trailer driver died when his truck rolled over on the westbound side of turnpike around 1:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/19 - 9:13 am

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%.

By adamg - 1/28/19 - 6:00 pm

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.

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