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MassDOT Continues Progress on I-90 Toll Plaza Demolition

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation continued demolition of toll plazas Tuesday morning



    MassDOT Continuing Progress on I-90 Toll Plaza Demolition

    necn reporter Katelyn Flint has the details on the traffic conditions and toll booth demolition on I-90. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016)

    Demolition on the toll plazas located on the Massachusetts Turnpike continued on Tuesday morning.

    According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, all 23 toll plaza locations were in varying degrees of demolition on Tuesday morning.

    In addition, 85 out of the 155 booths have been demolished.

    MassDOT also added that travel times between Route 9 and the Weston tolls and from the Weston tolls to the Allston-Brighton tolls were down by a few minutes on Tuesday morning around 8 a.m.

    The new site for purchasing transponders, went live last night, ahead of schedule.

    The new website will allow drivers to sign up for text message or email alerts to inform them when their EZ-pass balance is low, opt into a parking program, order transponders, and live chat with customer service representatives.

    The site can also be translated into various languages.

    MassDOT informed drivers that all 7 customer service centers are open today and the call center plans to increase staff to answer driver's phone call concerns.

    MassDOT said that ridership was down 6-10 percent on Monday. Officials have warned of possible slowdowns and encouraged drivers to take different routes, public transportation or just work from home.

    This less-painful commute may not continue if more drivers return to their normal routes, according to MassDOT.

    The traffic was expected to be bad on Monday, but it turned out to be a relatively painless commute for drivers.

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