All Electronic Tolling
Starting October 28th, all Electronic Tolling and Toll Booth Demolition begins. The new toll system eliminates the need for customers to stop and pay a cash toll. Instead, drivers of vehicles without an E-ZPass Transponder will be invoiced via mail using the vehicle’s registration address. Find more details from MassDOT about the construction of new Electronic Toll collection here. Check out more information about electronic tolling in Massachusetts here. MassDOT encourages drivers who do not have an E-ZPass transponder to sign up. EZ-Pass information can be found here.
Old Northern Avenue Bridge closed
The Old Northern Avenue Bridge, which was open to bicyclists and pedestrians crossing the Fort Point Channel, closed indefinitely in December 2014.
The Old Northern Avenue Bridge connects Northern Avenue near The Barking Crab restaurant and the Moakley Courthouse to Atlantic Avenue over the Fort Point Channel.
Following a recent inspection, the City of Boston and its consultants determined the bridge is in poor condition and can no longer continue to allow pedestrian and bicycle traffic to cross safely.
The closure of the Old Northern Avenue Bridge is indefinite, and pedestrians and bicyclists should use one of the other bridges to cross the Fort Point Channel, which include the Moakley Bridge via Seaport Boulevard, the Congress Street Bridge, and the Summer Street Bridge.
Parking meter time limit adjustments in South Boston Waterfront
Several parking meters in the South Boston Waterfront will have changes in allotted time limits beginning on Monday, Nov. 17. These changes are being made to meet appropriate on-street parking demands, following a data compilation effort by the City of Boston using in-ground parking sensors.
The new parking meter policy provides for a four hour maximum time limit for meters located on the #350 through #425 blocks of Summer Street. Meters on the #250 block of Summer Street and the #300 block of Congress Street will change to a two hour maximum time limit. The cost of parking at all of these meters will continue to be $1.25 per hour.
Please note that these time limit changes apply only to some City of Boston meters in a specified area. There are no changes to Massport parking meters in other parts of the South Boston Waterfront.
Read a detailed press release from Boston Transportation Department here.
Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project
Longfellow Bridge construction began in July 2013. For updated information on the Longfellow Bridge construction, detour maps, and diversion information, visit the MassDOT project web page here.