The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority has closed the I-90 Connector Tunnel indefinitely.
Until the connector is reopened, the Ted Williams Tunnel will NOT allow passengers traveling to and from Boston Logan International Airport a direct link to I-90 and I-93.
Passengers are being detoured to alternate routes. Because of these significant traffic changes, Massport is urging all Logan travelers to use public transportation. Buses have been added to Massports Logan Express service in Woburn, Braintree and Framingham. Massport also has increased the frequency of its #22, #33 and #66 Shuttle Bus service between the Logan Water Shuttle Dock, the Blue Line Airport Station and all airport terminals. The MBTA has increased service on the Blue Line, Silver Line and Commuter Boat. For details on road detours and alternative routes see below:
I-90 Connector Tunnel:
The Massachusetts Turnpike has announced that I-90 East and I-90 West through the I-90 Connector Tunnel to Logan Airport is closed from I-93 in Boston to the Ted Williams Tunnel as well as the westbound I-90/Ted Williams Tunnel ramp at exit 24 in South Boston to I-93 North and South.
Until the tunnel is reopened, Massport is urging travelers who normally use the Ted Williams Tunnel to and from Boston Logan International Airport to use alternative forms of transportation. Travelers are advised to allow for extra travel time.
Other alternative transportation information can be found on the MBTA Web site. The MBTA also has posted Ted Williams Tunnel Closure Plan Updates.
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LOGAN TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
Because of heavy congestion during the Connector Tunnel closure, passengers may experience longer than normal waits for taxi service departing Logan Airport, especially during peak periods. Taxis are available at the ARRIVAL level of all terminals. As a courtesy to others and to ease taxi wait times, Massport urges everyone to share taxis with their fellow customers whenever possible while traffic emergency conditions continue.
Logan Express provides service every half hour between Logan Airport Woburn, Braintree and Framingham and hourly service to Peabody. Buses have been added to meet the anticipated increase in demand and maintain the posted schedule. Due to increased ridership, parking may be limited during peak periods particularly in the Braintree and Framingham lots. Riders are urged to make alternative arrangements for drop off and pick up. Expect moderate traffic delays.
MBTA TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS
The MBTA Silver Line provides service between Logan Airport and South Station every 10 minutes. The MBTA has added buses to maintain 10 minute headways.
MBTA Blue Line
The MBTA Blue Line provides subway service between Boston and the Airport Station. Massport has increased frequencies on the Route 22 and Route 33 free Shuttle Bus service between the Blue Line and all airport terminals. The MBTA has increased service on the Blue Line to meet added demand.
MBTA Commuter Boats
The MBTA has added commuter boat service between Quincy and Logan Airport. Massport has added additional service on the Route #66 Shuttle Bus service to meet increased passenger demand.
Several water taxi companies provide on-call service to points throughout Downtown Boston from the Logan dock. City Water Taxi is available by calling 617-422-0392. Rowes Wharf Water Taxi is available at 617-406-8584
Directions to Logan
When entering the Airport, note that the inbound roadway system consists of an upper level for departures and a lower level for arrivals. All parking is accessed from the roadway on the lower/arrivals level.
Passengers are being detoured to alternate routes. Therefore, Massport is urging all Logan travelers to use public transportation whenever possible. For alternative routes to Logan Airport see below:
Alternate Routes ARRIVING TO Logan Airport
From the South:
Option 1: Follow I-93 North over Leonard Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. Exit left at Exit 27, Route 1 North/Tobin Bridge. Cross Tobin and take first exit, Beacon Street/Chelsea Waterfront. Take right off ramp onto Beacon Street. Follow orange Logan Airport detour message boards and signs to access Logan Airport.
Option 2: Take I-93 North to Exit 23. Follow signs to Callahan Tunnel and Logan Airport.
From the North:
No Detours, use I-93 South to Exit 24B (Airport) or Route 1A South to Logan Airport.
From the West:
Take I-90 East to Exit 24B to I-93 North and use either Exit 23 or Exit 27. Follow the Logan Airport detour signs to access Logan Airport and East Boston through the Callahan Tunnel or Tobin Bridge. An alternate I-90 Eastbound route is to use Exit 18 (Allston/Cambridge) to Storrow Drive and either follow I-93 South to Exit 24B (Airport) or the Tobin Bridge.
Alternate routes DEPARTING FROM Logan Airport
To I-90 W: Exit Ted Williams Tunnel at Exit 25 to South Boston Surface Streets. Take a left on Congress Street, left on West Service Road and right onto the South Boston Bypass Road. Take a right onto northbound Frontage Road to the I-90 West on-ramp.
To I-93 South: Exit Ted Williams Tunnel at Exit 25 to South Boston Surface Streets. Take a left on Congress Street, left on West Service Road and right onto the South Boston Bypass Road. Take a left onto southbound Frontage Road to the I-93 South on-ramp.
To I-93 North: Use Sumner Tunnel. Follow signs to I-93N.