November 20, 2016

On Beacon Hill: Pike work takes back seat to Thanksgiving — an update

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Antonio Caban / State House News Service

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

From State House News Service

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Road crews expected to clear Pike by 5 a.m. Wednesday, ahead of Thanksgiving rush

BOSTON — There’s good news for drivers worried that Massachusetts Turnpike road work might add to the congestion on Thanksgiving eve.

You won't be seeing these anymore ...

Michael P. Norton / State House News Service

You won’t be seeing these anymore …

After originally saying construction crews would remain on the turnpike until noon Wednesday, Nov. 23, the Baker administration now says the crews will cease work by 5 a.m., ensuring that droves of travelers flowing in, out and within Massachusetts won’t also have to compete with road workers.

A Massachusetts Department of Transportation spokesman told reporters early Thursday that road reconstruction work impacting traffic would continue until noon next Wednesday. Later that day, though, an update from the office said the road work would be suspended effective at 5 a.m. Wednesday, resuming on Monday, Nov. 28.


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