Hazmat Transport Banned in New Massachusetts Tunnels

Hazardous cargo is banned in three new tunnels in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts State Police will post troopers throughout the tunnels to enforce the ban, said the Truckload Carriers Association, citing notification from the Massachusetts Motor Transport Association. The new tunnels are:

On Jan. 19, the MassPike opened a tunnel connector linking Route 90 East and West to the Ted Williams Tunnel and the South Boston Interchange near the Convention Center.

Another tunnel connector ramp from Route 93 North in the vicinity of South Bay (Route 93 N Exit 20) to Route 90 East, leads to the South Boston interchange near the Convention Center and the Ted Williams Tunnel.

The state opened Route 93 North (an underground highway system) through Boston (formerly known as the Central Artery North).

The alternate route for Route 93 will be to go straight on Atlantic Avenue, north on Washington Street and reconnect with 93N at Rutherford Avenue.

For more information, contact Anne Lynch at MMTA, (617) 695-3512.

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