Monday, June 3, 2013
The Boston Transportation Department will install six “best-route” message screens based on real-time GPS data.
The rush hour bottleneck that occurs at many of the entrances to major arteries and highways out of Boston could become a thing of the past in the near future. The city of Boston transportation department will install six “variable message screens” which will display real-time, GPS-based traffic data during the evening commute beginning this fall, according to the Boston Herald. The screens will show the best route for a driver to get onto a nearby highway – most notably Interstate 93 – along with estimated travel times, the Herald reports. The signs could be placed at the South Boston waterfront area and Government Center garages to start, according to the story, but sites have not yet been determined.
Friday, August 31, 2012
A suspect led police on a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 93 late Thursday night, according to a scanner report.
A suspect led police on a high-speed chase on Interstate 93 late Thursday night, according to a scanner report. Shortly before midnight, State Police attempted to stop a driver allegedly traveling over 100 miles per hour on the highway, according to the report. The suspect was last seen by a detail officer at Route 28 and Pond Street in Stoneham, according to the report. Stoneham and Melrose police were notified about the incident, the report added. State and Melrose police were standing by at the suspect's residence on Pleasant Street in Melrose, according to a Twitter report. We'll provide an update once we obtain more information.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The incident occurred before 2 a.m. Tuesday., according to a scanner report.
An unusual incident happened early Tuesday morning on Interstate 93 in Stoneham: State Police couldn't catch up to a vehicle traveling over 100 miles per hour, according to a scanner report. Shortly before 2 a.m., State Police Troop A broadcasted a motor vehicle was going 109 miles per hour and that a trooper was unable to catch up to it, according to the report. The speeding vehicle was described as a Volvo-type car. It's unclear if the driver was alone in the vehicle at the time of the incident. No arrests were reported. What do you think about this incident? Have you ever seen a speeding vehicle avoid being pulled over by police?
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
A 25-year-old Stoneham man may have been outside his disabled car when he was struck by a Ford Explorer, owned by WHDH Channel 7 and driven by a 42-year-old Sudbury man and employee of the TV station, on Route 93 near Exit 29 in Somerville, according to M
Updated at 4:35 p.m. Jan. 19 A Stoneham man struck by a television news sport utility vehicle (SUV) Tuesday remains in "critical condition" at Massachusetts General Hospital, according to a spokesperson for the Middlesex District Attorney's Office Thursday. A 25-year-old Stoneham man suffered life-threatening injuries when a SUV struck him on Route 93 northbound just south of Exit 29 in Somerville Tuesday morning, according to a press statement by Massachusetts State Police. At 2:30 a.m., State Police in Medford responded to a report of a crash involving a SUV, owned by WHDH Channel 7 and driven by an employee at the TV station, and a pedestrian. "Initial investigation indicates that the victim, a 25-year-old male from Stoneham may have …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Expect delays along 93 and the surrounding communities.
Work crews will undertake the first of a series of rapid bridge superstructure replacements on I-93 in Medford beginning June 3 at 8 p.m. and continuing through June 6 at 5 a.m. The first location involves the bridge on I-93 north over Riverside Avenue. Throughout the course of the weekend, traffic on I-93 will be limited to two lanes in each direction over a six-mile segment between Exit 28 (Sullivan Square) in Somerville and Exit 36 (Montvale Avenue) in Stoneham. Traffic on I-93 north will be directed through a median crossover near the Somerville/Medford line and then travel in counter-flow operation on the southbound barrel of the highway before traveling through a second median crossover near Spot Pond in Stoneham. I-93 directional …