MassDOT Issues Travel Advisory for Labor Day Weekend

 by TWIW StaffSeptember 3, 2021

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation [MassDOT] advises planning ahead for Labor Day Weekend travel.

MassDOT also advises travellers to utilize technology tools for trips including, consider public transportation if possible to reach destinations and bring a face-covering as some municipalities have a mask mandate for indoor venues.

Due to the anticipated higher than normal daily traffic volumes for several days leading up to and including Monday, Labor Day, MassDOT is taking several steps to ease congestion.

  • Scheduled construction will shut down from Friday, September 3 through the morning of Tuesday, September 7.
  • Deploying the High Occupancy Vehicle [HOV] lane on I-93 between Boston and Quincy at 1:00 PM, on Friday, September 3. The HOV lane will be closed on Monday, September 6.
  • The additional “swing lane” on Route 1A southbound at the Sumner Tunnel will be closed on Monday, September 6. Normal deployment resumes on Tuesday, September 7, from 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

“We expect traffic levels to be high this Labor Day Weekend especially during the afternoon hours on Thursday and Friday,” said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. “Anyone driving should plan ahead, anticipate that trips will take longer than expected, and if possible use public transportation to reach destinations.”

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