News on Closure of Summer Tunnel

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has just announced a significant change to this summer’s planned closure of the Sumner Tunnel. Originally slated for two months, the closure will now last only one month, providing commuters and visitors with some relief.

What You Need to Know:

  • Closure Dates: The Sumner Tunnel will be closed from Friday, July 5 to Monday, August 5.
  • Weekend Closures: Additional weekend closures are scheduled, starting Fridays at 11 p.m. and ending Mondays at 5 a.m.
  • Detours and Traffic: Prepare for detours and traffic disruptions during the closure period.
  • Project Details: This closure is part of the ongoing $160 million Sumner Tunnel project, which began in April 2022. The project includes essential maintenance work on the tunnel ceiling, roadway, walls, and lighting. Additionally, MassDOT is making improvements to enhance overall safety and climate resiliency.

Stay informed, plan your routes, and drive safely during this essential maintenance period. MassDOT remains committed to ensuring the safety and reliability of our transportation infrastructure.
Remember, your patience during this temporary inconvenience will contribute to a safer and more efficient tunnel system for everyone.

Reference- Transportchronicle

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