• Boston June 24, 2022 7:27 pm

    Construction Paused at Sumner Tunnel This Weekend Due to Expected MBTA Delays

    After the first closure of the Sumner Tunnel aggravated traffic in Boston, construction work on the tunnel planned for this weekend has been suspended to avoid additional travel congestion amid MBTA delays, MassDOT Advisory said Friday. The tunnel closed for repairs for the first time on June 11, extending travel times by up to 11 minutes. Construction had been scheduled…

  • Sumner Tunnel June 22, 2022 11:16 pm

    Here's How Bad the First Sumner Tunnel Closure Made Traffic in Boston

    Drivers faced a roughly threefold jump in travel times through the Ted Williams Tunnel and the normally breezy Sunday drive across the Tobin Bridge turned into a bumper-to-bumper mess during the first full weekend closure of 87-year-old Sumner Tunnel for repairs, a Massachusetts Department of Transportation official said Wednesday. Quantifying the headaches that travelers and East Boston residents experienced at…

  • Sumner Tunnel June 11, 2022 3:36 pm

    Boston's Sumner Tunnel Begins Months of Closures. Here's What Drivers Should Know

    The Sumner Tunnel will be undergoing some much-needed repairs starting Saturday morning. Driver’s will have to find new routes — including many traveling from Boston’s Logan International Airport — and business owners and residents in downtown and East Boston will have to deal with major inconvenience

  • Sumner Tunnel June 10, 2022 1:07 pm

    Sumner Tunnel Closes for Repairs Friday

    Traveling between downtown Boston and East Boston, including Logan International Airport, is about to become even more of a headache. A major, year-plus rehabilitation project in the Sumner Tunnel, which is in a state of “disrepair” 87 years after it opened as the first traffic tunnel in Massachusetts, is set to kick off Friday night.

  • Sumner Tunnel June 10, 2022 4:57 am

    Boston's Sumner Tunnel Set to Close Friday Night, Major Traffic Impacts Expected

    Traveling between downtown Boston and East Boston, including Logan International Airport, is about to become even more of a headache. A major, year-plus rehabilitation project in the Sumner Tunnel, which is in a state of “disrepair” 87 years after it opened as the first traffic tunnel in Massachusetts, is set to kick off Friday night. The work will shutter the…

  • Boston June 10, 2022 4:56 am

    Sumner Tunnel Weekend Closures Begin Friday

    The Sumner Tunnel is set to close Friday night as MassDOT crews work to modernize the century-old tunnel — but not without anticipating some traffic headaches.

  • Sumner Tunnel May 20, 2022 1:58 pm

    Boston's Sumner Tunnel Project Will Have Major Traffic Impacts

    Traveling between downtown Boston and East Boston, including Logan International Airport, is about to become even more of a headache. State transportation officials are preparing next month to kick off a major, year-plus rehabilitation project in the Sumner Tunnel, which is in a state of “disrepair” 87 years after it opened as the first traffic tunnel in Massachusetts. The work…

  • mbta May 19, 2022 3:32 pm

    MBTA's 18-Day Partial Blue Line Shutdown Starts Sunday

    After a string of construction derailments extended work on the line’s western end, the MBTA will kick off an 18-day shutdown of Blue Line train service on the line’s easternmost stops on Sunday, officials announced Wednesday. Shuttle buses will replace trains all day between Wonderland and Orient Heights stations from May 22 through Wednesday, June 8. Riders will be able…

  • Sumner Tunnel May 10, 2022 11:41 pm

    Sumner Tunnel Restoration: What You Need to Know

    The restoration effort of the nearly 100-year-old Sumner Tunnel is expected to begin in the month of June, which will result in traffic troubles for drivers this summer. Beginning the weekend of June 10, the Sumner Tunnel will close every weekend, from 10 p.m. on Fridays to 5 a.m. on Mondays, until spring of 2023, excluding holidays. Renovations to the…

  • traffic April 1, 2022 9:43 pm

    Traffic Delays After Tractor-Trailer Gets Stuck in Boston's Sumner Tunnel

    A tractor-trailer is apparently stuck in the Sumner Tunnel in Boston, causing heavy delays during the Friday evening commute, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. There are lane closures in the tunnel while crews work to clear out the truck. More details were not immediately available. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

  • car crash February 7, 2022 4:20 pm

    Driver Charged After Sumner Tunnel Rollover Crash

    An East Boston man is being charged with drunk driving after a crash at the south entrance of the Sumner Tunnel in Boston Monday morning. Eric Hernandez, 39, was driving a 2010 Toyota Corolla when he struck several sand barrels that had been put in place in front an attenuator as a crash guard around 2:30 a.m. The car then…

  • Boston November 22, 2021 12:36 am

    1 Dead, 2 Hospitalized After Deadly Crash in Sumner Tunnel

    Authorities closed the tunnel to Storrow Drive while responding to the scene of the car crash.

  • Boston November 22, 2021 9:14 am

    Driver Dead, Passengers Seriously Injured in Sumner Tunnel Crash Early Sunday

    A car crashed in Boston’s Sumner Tunnel early Sunday morning, leaving the driver dead and two passengers seriously injured, authorities said. Massachusetts State Police said the crash occurred around 3:20 a.m. on the ramp from the Sumner Tunnel to Storrow Drive. The driver, a 24-year-old man from Northampton, died at the scene. The passengers, only identified by authorities as an 18-year-old...

  • Boston November 19, 2021 3:52 pm

    Car Fire Inside Boston's Sumner Tunnel Causes Major Traffic Delays

    A car fire inside Boston’s Sumner Tunnel on Friday morning caused major delays on Route 1A south. Traffic was jammed on Route 1A south and the exit from Boston Logan International Airport onto Route 1A south. No further information was immediately available.

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