MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1:00 PM and 7:00PM on those days.
Traffic is expected to be especially heavy at the I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend and at Exit 11A, I-495, for people driving south to Cape Cod and north to New Hampshire and Maine. Travelers to the Cape have access to real time roadside traffic information through the GO Time system. To plan ahead, traffic information is available for download using the free RideWise Smartphone App that provides live traffic conditions.
The U.S Army Corps of Engineers reports that there will be no lane restrictions on the Sagamore Bridge during the Memorial Holiday weekend period, from Wednesday, May 20 through Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day).
MassDOT will suspend all construction work on major arterial roadways from 12:00 PM on Friday, May 22 through the start of normal business on Tuesday, May 26.
Additionally MassDOT will open the Southbound HOV Lane at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 21, 2015 and at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 22, 2015 in anticipation of early PM Commute due to Memorial Day Weekend.
MassDOT’s Highway Assistance Patrol service which is sponsored by MAPFRE Insurance, will continue to work to reduce roadway congestion and to make the Commonwealth’s roadways safer for summer travel. The Highway Assistance Patrol covers I-93/O’Neill Tunnel running through Boston, and Interstates in Greater Boston, Worcester, Springfield and Cape Cod (seasonally) as well as at the Tobin Bridge, Ted Williams Tunnels, Sumner and Callahan Tunnels. The patrol provides free, limited roadside assistance to drivers in need.
Check the MassDOT live Traffic Cameras web page before you travel to view current traffic.
Save time and fuel by joining E-ZPass to avoid waiting in line at cash toll booths. Travelers are reminded that the Tobin Bridge has converted to All-Electronic Tolling system using E-ZPass or Pay-by-Plate.
Free coffee will be served at the 18 MassDOT service plazas from 10:00 PM Monday night through 5:00 AM Tuesday morning.
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