The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is taking steps to facilitate the flow of traffic during this year’s July 4th holiday and will be postponing scheduled roadway construction effective at 5:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 3, with scheduled construction activities resuming at the normal start of business on Monday, July 8.
In addition, the High Occupancy Lane (HOV) between Quincy and Boston on I-93 will open early for the afternoon commute on Tuesday, July 2 at 2:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 3 at 1:00 p.m. The HOV lane will be closed all day on Thursday, July 4, and all day on Friday, July 5. It will then re-open during regularly scheduled hours on Monday, July 8. The Sumner Tunnel Swing Lane will open on Wednesday, July 3 at 10:00 a.m. and will close on Monday, July 8 at 5:00 a.m.
Free coffee will be served at the 18 MassDOT service plazas from 10:00 p.m., Thursday, July 4, through 5:00 a.m., Friday, July 5. The plazas serving free coffee include 11 service plazas along I-90 plus plazas along Route 3 in Plymouth, Route 128 in Beverly, Route 128/I-95 in Newton and Lexington, Route 6 in Barnstable, and the Route 24 northbound and southbound plazas.
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