July 3, 2022

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Sumner Tunnel will be open this weekend for Juneteenth travel

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The tunnel is set to be closed for development most weekends for the up coming 35 weeks.

The inbound entrance of the Sumner Tunnel in East Boston on June 10, 2022. Carlin Stiehl for The Boston Globe

Inspite of strategies to the contrary, the Sumner Tunnel will be open this weekend for journey, The Massachusetts Section of Transportation (MassDOT) introduced on Twitter Thursday.

MassDOT specified the tunnel would be open for Juneteenth vacation weekend journey. Juneteenth is Sunday, June 19, but a lot of persons have Monday, June 20, off as a final result. MassDOT stated the swing lane in the tunnel will reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 21.

MassDOT experienced prepared to close the tunnel to East Boston and Logan Airport this weekend as element of its restoration job, which will repair the overhead arch, overhaul the deteriorating highway area, and install new lights.

The strategy was to close the tunnel each weekend for 36 weeks to allow for design on the 88-yr-aged tunnel, other than on holiday getaway weekends supplied that the tunnel is the most immediate driving route to Logan Airport.

The task will inevitably have to have the tunnel to be shut seven times a 7 days, commencing in Could 2023 and ending in September 2023.

On most weekends, the tunnel will shut from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Monday.

Final weekend was the very first weekend the tunnel was closed, and unsurprisingly, it induced a lot of troubles for food shipping drivers, rideshare drivers and people, and individuals traveling into and out of Logan Airport.

Boston 25 Information reported that Gov. Charlie Baker defended the closure of the Sumner Tunnel just after previous weekend’s frenzy.

“The Sumner Tunnel is going to be a relatively extensive and substantial venture since no 1 did anything about it for a pretty long period of time,” Baker said on Tuesday.

“We constantly talked to the metropolis, we talked to people in East Boston, we talked to the people on the metropolis side of the tunnel, and to the extent that we can make changes to deal with some of the challenges around disruption in visitors, we will. But the work’s received to get finished.”

For more details about the Sumner Tunnel Restoration Job, go to: https://www.mass.gov/sumner-tunnel-restoration-project

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