If you travel regularly on 93 North of Boston then you have probably been caught in the traffic delays caused by the 98.1 million dollar construction project currently under way. The project, named “The I-93 Fast 14,” aims to replace the 14 deteriorated bridges in Medford and Somerville. Construction will continue -on weekends- through August of 2011.
On Friday nights from 8pm until 5am, six miles of 93 North will close from Sullivan Square in Somerville all the way to Montvale Ave in Stoneham. The northbound traffic will be moved across the medium and will occupy two of the southbound lands with a zippered median. This means if you are heading southbound into Boston, traffic will be reduced to two lanes, with a closed HOV lane.
In the unlikely event that everything goes according to plan (see Big Dig) then the construction on the northbound side should be done in early July, at which time construction will switch to the southbound side.
The construction will also close off the ramps for Exit 32 (Route 60) and Exit 33 (Roosevelt Circle). The on ramps for these exits will remain open. No southbound exits will be closed during northbound construction.