DOT Mass Turnpike

Open Issues: 10 Closed Issues: 55 Acknowledged Issues: 9
Watching issues created after: 2010-01-31

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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  • Signs Archived
    Sheridan St Chicopee Mass - Chicopee
    Trailer trucks and 4 wheeled vehicles drive unsafely fast from fuller road to WESTOVER civilian businesses. One 35 mph sign is hard to notice on right placed after west bound pike overpass. People I talk to are disgusted about the 18 wheelers especially speeding on Sheridan st. Need more signs to remind it is 35 mph both ways on Sheridan. I have noticed bread 18 wheelers are biggest speeders to and from Bimbo bread warehouse on Sheridan st.
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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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  • Elda Rd Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    Between 5-7am during the work week a man in an older red pickup drives ridiculously fast from the circle off Elda red down past Florita drive. He cuts off other drivers regularly and speeds past kids, cars, pets. Big safety concern in neighborhood full of children. There are many drivers who cut through from Brook St down Woodland very fast down to the Mass Pike truck stop. The speed-reading sign does not deter these drivers.
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  • Other Acknowledged
    151 Tremont St Boston, Massachusetts - Downtown
    Please add protected cycling lanes to tremont. It's wider than the Mass Pike and people drive really fast. Not a safe environment for cyclists.
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  • Massachusetts Turnpike Millbury, MA 01527, USA - US Congressional District MA2
    Transition to bridge on MA Pike after the 146 exit in Millbury, is so uneven, gutted out that our car sustained damage going over it.
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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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  • 120 Woodland Dr Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham

    At the service plaza on the Westbound side of the Mass Pike, in between exits 12 and 13, there is a yellow gate in the back. This is presumably used by authorized personnel only.

    However, recently I have noticed a substantial uptick in cars simply "cutting through" this area to avoid traffic and/or avoid paying a toll. This has resulted in increased traffic in the Woodland Rd/Audrea Rd/Florita Rd neighborhood. Often times this is late at night and neighbors of this quiet area aren't happy with the uptick in unauthorized use of that cut through.

    Who's jurisdiction is this, can the gate be closed and locked aside from official use, and what can be done to enforce this? Thank you!

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  • Pothole Acknowledged
    Massachusetts Turnpike Boston, MA 02134, USA - Allston-Brighton
    Car damaging pothole on mass pike just before Allston tolls westbound in far left lane. We hit it and I thought we lost the front end. It is right as you go down small hill before tolls. You can't miss it. Many thanks.
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  • 62-98 Woodland Drive Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    There is a large amount of trash under the fence that separates the pike plaza & the access road to it( at the end of Woodland dr). This has to be attracting mice rats and all sorts of other wildlife.
    I know this probably isn't the town's property but there must be something it can do to get the DOT to clean & maintain this area.
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  • 57-59 Cambridge Street Boston, Massachusetts - Allston-Brighton
    Pothole at very end of on MA turnpike offramp which merges with Cambridge street westbound.
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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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