Sumner Tunnel Project Expected to Disrupt Chelsea, Tobin Bridge

The MassDOT is already preparing the community for what could be a major disruption to the streets of Chelsea and the Tobin Bridge in early 2022 when the department does a full restoration – with occasional closures – of the inbound Sumner Tunnel.

The Sumner Tunnel takes traffic from Logan Airport and Rt. 1A into Boston, and with the tunnel closed occasionally for reconstruction, much of that traffic is expected to be diverted through Chelsea and onto the Tobin Bridge.

“The Sumner Tunnel Centennial Project will create significant impacts to the community and commuters during construction,” read a statement from MassDOT. “During the meetings, MassDOT will review the construction activities and schedule, tunnel closures, traffic detours, and community impacts. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer comments.”

MassDOT will hold meetings online this month. The first meeting will be on April 27 at 6 p.m., and the second on April 29, at 6 p.m. Look to the project website (Sumner Tunnel Centennial Project) for the Zoom links to the meetings.

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