Friday, January 18, 2013
We are hearing reports of gridlock in the Burlington area of Route 95/128, avoid the area if you can.
Heading out on Route 128 North? You may want to wait for a bit. According to scanner reports, including one by Twitter user Mike Moura, there was an accident at Exit 32/Route 3 around 4:30 p.m. that is causing further delays on the highway, which was already moving slowly.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
According to scanner reports, an accident on Tuesday morning has closed three lanes of the busy road.
Updated at 11:19 a.m.: Massachusetts State Police have released an update on the accident, and said traffic will be impacted for "some time." "Three lanes and the breakdown lane have been closed," the release said. "The operator of the truck has sustained some injuries and will need to be extricated from the cab. The extent of the injuries are not entirely known but not expected to be fatal." According to police, troopers from the State Police Barracks in Andover, Massachusetts Department of Transportation and members from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section are all on scene. Original Story: State Police are encouraging drivers on I-93 North to seek alternate routes on Tuesday morning as a large amount of debris is cleaned up …
Friday, December 7, 2012
There are reports of a motor vehicle accident at Route 128 and Route 3 with a car in the woods.
A heads up to anyone traveling or about to travel on Route 128 Southbound and Route 3 in Burlington. According to scanner and twitter reports, including a tweet by local scanner watcher Mike Maura, there was a motor vehicle accident at the Route 128 and Route 3 exchange. According to the report one vehicle went off the road into the woods. There may also be an engine compartment fire. The two right lanes are blocked and motorists should expect delays.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Burlington Police confirmed an accident on Mall Road involving a vehicle and poll is causing traffic delays.
Burlington Police confirmed that an accident on Mall Road is causing back-ups as a telephone poll has been knocked over. Emergency crews are responding to the scene. At about 5 p.m. the accident was reported on Twitter by Mike Maura, a local who follows emergency scanners. He stated: Car into a pole on Mall Road. Pole across the road and on top of a vehicle. Roadway shutdown. Police said the road is not completely shut down but the incident is causing delays during an already busy time for the area. We do not have information on whether anyone was injured. We will update as more information becomes available.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Busy road blocked during rush hour.
The Burlington Fire Department confirmed to Patch at about 6 p.m. this evening that they are working on downed wires on Winn Street. Traffic is stopped or delayed on Winn Street between Sears Street and Locust Street. This area is normally quite busy at this time in the evening so the downed wires are expected to cause significant delays. It would be advisable to avoid Winn Street at this time if possible.
Monday, October 22, 2012
A traffic alert from the Burlington Department of Public Works.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The following is a release sent from the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce by John Sanchez, Burlington Superintendent of Public Works: John Sanchez, Superintendent of Public Works, asked the Chamber to inform the membership of the following Traffic Advisory due to work being done related to the installation of the sewer force main from Terrace Hall to South Bedford Street. Traffic patterns through the construction zone on Burlington Mall Road between Stony Brook Road and South Bedford Street will change slightly. The current traffic zone will be used; the eastbound lane between South Bedford Street and Stony Brook Road will be closed and the westbound lane will be split to allow 2-way traffic. The construction zone will shift; the …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
There are currently three projects at the Mall Road and South Bedford Street intersection.
Commuters in Burlington have likely noticed a new delay in the flow of traffic. Those attempting to travel down Mall Road in the direction of Cambridge Street are hitting roadwork at the South Bedford Street intersection. The area is normally backed up even without ongoing work and especially so during the holiday shopping season. So, a reasonable question would be, 'how long until this is all cleared up"? Department of Public Works Superintendent John Sanchez told Patch the work being done is actually three separate projects. One is a gas pipe being done by a utility company. The town also has two projects in the area, one to set a sewer line going across mall road and the second is a showcase project for a beautification initiative on …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Expect significant delays at exit 34, the Winn Street exit.
There is much scanner and Twitter traffic related to a car fire on Route 128 that is causing significant delays. According to the reports, at this time there is a car fully engulfed on Route 128 at the Winn Street exit (exit 34). Currently three lanes are blocked as the emergency crews respond to the scene. Expect major delays if traveling on the highway.
Monday, July 23, 2012
An advisory to any Burlington resident using Route 93 in the Woburn, Stoneham, Wilmington, Medford areas.
Travelers on Route 93 will encounter back-ups due to multiple brush fires that firefighters are battling along the highway. Reports indicate there are currently brush fires in Medford in the Middlesex Fells, in Stoneham along Route 93 and another in Woburn on Route 93 at the Commerce Way exit. Dave Procopio of the Massachusetts State Police Media Relations Unit told Patch police have closed the right lane on Route 93 North to allow Woburn and Reading firefighters access to perform firefighting operations. Procopio said the lane should be re-opened within a half-hour, but said that because rush hour is approaching there will be 'residual back-ups." Travelers should expect delays. Procopio said at this time the source of the brush fires is …
Friday, May 6, 2011
The Massachusetts State Police and the Department of Transportation will be conducting a trial run of their "zipper lane" in advance of I-93 replacement bridge work.
Last summer wasn’t a good one for Interstate-93. The bridges not once, but twice created potholes, forcing the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to begin immediate work to repair the damage. The lane closures near the Medford exit caused long delays and backed up traffic, some of which spilled into Winchester. The MassDOT will be repairing these deteriorating conditions along 14 locations on I-93. While construction activities officially began in April, the major work, lane closures and crossovers will take place on weekend nights from June until Labor Day. Beginning on Friday, May 6 at 8 p.m. and ending Saturday, May 7 at 5 a.m., the Massachusetts State Police will be conducting a trial run of the “zipper lane.” The …