The average cost of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline is up seven cents across Massachusetts this week and stands at $2.67 per gallon — the highest price since the summer of 2015.

“Demand is at record levels for this time of year – more drivers are hitting the roads as warmer weather starts to spread across the country,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “If this trend of high demand and declining supply continues, drivers are likely to see pump prices continue to climb as the country settles into spring.”

According to AAA, the Massachusetts price is nine cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.76. In 2017 at this time, the average price in the statewas 35 cents lower at $2.32.  

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 46 cents, from a low of $2.53 to a high of $2.99.

Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:

Self Serve                                        Grade                        

$2.67 ($2.53-$2.99)                         Regular Unleaded                  

$2.93 ($2.67-$3.39)                         Midgrade Unleaded               

$3.11 ($2.85-$3.49)                         Premium Unleaded                

$3.01 ($2.89-$3.19)                         Diesel                    

WORCESTER – The Worcester Department of Public Works and Parks (DPW&P) has listed traffic delays this week at the following locations. Resurfacing or sewer related construction activities will take place from 7 AM to 4 PM.

Roadway Resurfacing Related Work

  • June Street – Chandler St. to Pleasant St.
  • State Street – Main St. to Harvard St.

Sewer Reconstruction

  • Florence Street – May St. to Beaver St.
  • Perry Avenue – Endicott St. to Suffield St.
  • Route 20 – Sunderland Rd., Whitla Dr. & Rte. 20
  • Suffield Street – Perry Ave. to Vernon St.

In a hurry? Running late?

 

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Dark Red = Very Heavy Traffic

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WORCESTER – The Massachusetts State Police [MSP] have announced that there will be a sobriety checkpoint this weekend in Worcester County from Friday evening, April 27, into Saturday morning, April 28.  According to MSP, the purpose of the sobriety checkpoint is to “educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways.”

The checkpoint will be operated during random hours. The State Police assures that officers will select vehicles at random and that safety will be a priority.

The sobriety checkpoint is possible thanks to a grant from the Highway Safety Division of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.