DOT Mass Turnpike

Open Issues: 18 Closed Issues: 30 Acknowledged Issues: 3

Area to capture issues relating to the Massachusetts Turnpike.

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  • River St Cambridge, MA - Cambridgeport

    Drivers are continually swerving into the wrong lanes at this intersection because the lane markings are unclear.

    Left lane: Some seem to believe this is a left-turn only lane.

    Middle lane: Some do not bump right when cross Memorial Drive and instead veer into the left lane, possibly because of the "left lane" comment above. Other times, people turn left from the middle lane, cutting off people in the left lane who are continuing straight.

    Right lane: Designated as a right turn only lane, but this is not clear as many drivers continue straight when in this lane.

    There are no signs to help drivers understand which lanes have which rules, nor are there any signs indicating that the road they are approaching is Memorial Drive. This is a junction that many out-of-towners first approach when coming off the Mass Pike and it must be incredibly confusing for them.

    The lane markings can be improved and start further back, perhaps toward the middle of the bridge.

    Some signs need to be added, again perhaps need the middle or even beginning of the bridge, which will be helpful during times of busy traffic.

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  • 1699 Worcester Rd Framingham, MA 01701, USA - Framingham

    Lane on Route 9 east terminates into an exit for the Mass Pike, without an sign indicating the lane is "exit only"

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  • Interstate 90 & Cambridge St Boston, MA 02134, USA - Allston-Brighton

    On the off ramp from the Mass Pike eastbound, there are no lane markings. Photo shows confused cars. Are there 2 lanes? 3? 1?

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  • 255 Washington St Newton, MA 02458, USA - Newton

    There should be a sign indicating which lanes are for left turns, which are for going straight, etc... I constantly see accidents due to cars trying to go straight onto Centre St from the lanes that are for turning onto the mass pike only

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  • Charlesgate pothole Acknowledged
    Charlesgate East & Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215, USA - Back Bay

    A large pothole has opened up on the Charlesgate overpass above the Turnpike. The pothole is located on the roadway headed towards Storrow Drive from Boylston Street/Fenway. It is on the main deck just before the off-ramp to Comm. Ave.

    This shoulder here along Charlesgate should also be cleaned. Glass, chunks of concrete, and a broken palette create hazardous conditions for bikers. Please don't wait until spring to fix these issues!

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  • 63-135 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02134, USA - Allston-Brighton

    40 mph speed limit onto City streets off Mass Pike is too fast

    local officials say the state has to resolve this issue!

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  • Other Archived
    Deernolm St Grafton, Massachusetts - Grafton

    Under the MA pike overpass heading towards Millbury are hyperdermic needles on top of the snowbank. They have orange covers. Counted at least six.

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  • Eastbound In The Right Lane On The Massachusetts Turnpike Between The Entrance To The Prudential Tunnel And The Copley Square Exit. - Back Bay

    Very dangerous driving in the right lane on the Mass Pike going east just after entering the Prudential tunnel. Some drivers are swerving to avoid the rough surface/potholes creating hazardous driving conditions.

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  • 99 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115, USA - Back Bay

    A few years ago, Boston added a left turn lane from Mass Ave north to Newbury Street west and the Mass Pike ramp. To line up northbound Mass Ave's two straight-ahead lanes with the lanes on the other side, they added a dashed white line across the intersection to guide traffic to the left.

    The line quickly wore away, and now traffic from the left straight-ahead lane goes straight into the right lane on the other side. This is dangerous, and effectively narrows Mass Ave to one lane in one of its most congested spots.

    Boston DPW, please repaint the lane dashes across the intersection right away, and continue to do it each spring.

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  • Pothole Acknowledged
    Cambridge Street Boston, Massachusetts - Allston-Brighton

    The fast lanes at the toll booth getting on the mass pike from Cambridge. The metal drain gate areas a large potholes that need to be fixed

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  • Snow/Ice Control Acknowledged
    197 Cambridge Street Allston, MA 02134, USA - Allston-Brighton

    From getting off the Pike, until at least the traffic lights at Lincoln Street, what used to be two same-direction travel lanes is now about 1.5 lanes (full right lane and partial left lane) and two-lane travel is extremely hazardous. Have witnessed several near accidents as cars in the left lane swerve into the right lane to avoid jutting snow banks, or generally travel outside their marked lane due to their lane only being partially cleared for long stretches. Either better plowing or a temporary lane closure is needed to avoid an imminent accident.

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  • 154-170 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02134, USA - Allston-Brighton

    i hit this pothole soooo far. i just bought my car from herb chambers and was hopping to get onto the pike and i hit this pothole right at the base of the ramp in the right hand lane.

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