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Traffic Nightmare in Burlington

Police reported "major" delays on the Middlesex Turnpike.

Heavy traffic in Burlington Thursday afternoon. Credit: @cpg14_mom/Twitter
Heavy traffic in Burlington Thursday afternoon. Credit: @cpg14_mom/Twitter
Burlington police Thursday afternoon reported "major" traffic delays on the Middlesex Turnpike.

The heaviest congestion was between Interstate 95 and the Lexington border.

Police said a combination of a gas leak, construction, and nice weather was to blame. More vehicles were out than usual as temperatures hit 50 degrees.
BurlGirl April 03, 2014 at 08:42 PM
Different day, same story! Nothing ever changes on Middlesex TPK. No painted lane marking at ol' Burlington dodge site and you need to dedicate an entire lunch break if you travel from mall rd to market basket mall. Fo r get exiting BBB/ trader Joe's on a Sat. All this and more development off 3rd Ave soon! YEAH.
Burlington Resident April 04, 2014 at 07:44 AM
You can thank the 34 town meeting members that voted against widening this section of the road at no cost to the town.
Lisa Jewell April 04, 2014 at 08:32 AM
Was there stuck in that yesterday 1/2 hour to go from the The line to 95 Nightmare people were crazy!
J. Parker April 04, 2014 at 01:16 PM
Where was the gas leak and construction? Details would be helpful, rather having someone blame the TM's for not accepting another business locating in a place that would create more traffic!

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