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Sumner Tunnel Toll Demolition Ahead of Schedule

Scheduled closure of the tunnel Sunday into Monday no longer necessary



    Sumner Tunnel Toll Demolition Ahead of Schedule

    The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) says they are ahead of schedule in its demolition of the toll booth plaza at the Sumner Tunnel in East Boston.

    Because crews are ahead of schedule, they will not have to close the tunnel Sunday night into Monday, as was previously planned.

    "Thanks to well-planned logistical steps and the hard work of everyone involved in these operations, including the designers, planners, construction crews and contractors, law enforcement details, and the cooperation of the traveling public, our initial demolition operations have been successful and are ahead of schedule," said Highway District 6 Construction Engineer John McInerney. "The Sumner Tunnel entrance no longer has toll booths, and we will be monitoring traffic conditions throughout the Monday morning commute and during the coming week as we continue to implement the specific design and management plan to reconstruct the roadway for future usage."

    Crews began demolishing the toll plaza on Friday night, forcing drivers to take detours.

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