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.
Until the tunnel's expected reopening tomorrow (7/12/06) Massport is urging passengers who use the Ted Williams to and from Boston's Logan International Airport to use public transportation if at all possible.
Massport has added extra #22 and #33 Shuttle Buses to and from the MBTA Blue Line Airport Station.
Extra buses have also been added on all Logan Express lines in Peabody, Braintree and Framingham.
At Massport's request, providers of water shuttle and taxi service to Logan Airport are also prepared to add additional service as demand warrants.
The MBTA reports that Silver Line Service between South Station and Logan Airport is operating according to its normal 10 minute schedule with both limited use of the emergency lanes of the Ted Williams and the Callahan/Sumner Tunnels. Logan bound commuters are urged to allow extra time to reach the airport as volume on the MBTA is expected to increase.
Masspike advises those traveling to Logan Airport by car to access Logan Airport from the south and west by taking I-93 North through the O'Neill Tunnel to Exit 24, the Callahan Tunnel. Follow variable message signs to Callahan Tunnel. Logan Airport traffic from I-90 West in the Ted Williams Tunnel is being diverted to I-93 North and South via Exit 24 and South Boston via Exit 25.
The closure is the result of a tragic accident in the I-90 Connector Tunnel Monday night. Massport, Masspike, and the MBTA thank you for your understanding and patience regarding this closure.