BOSTON (AP) — The state Department of Transportation plans a three-month closure of the Callahan Tunnel, which carries traffic from downtown Boston to Logan International Airport.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

The closure starting in January 2014 will allow for what officials say is a complete rehabilitation of the 52-year-old tunnel. The project’s cost is estimated at just under $35 million.

State highway administrator Frank DePaola says the tunnel is in poor condition.

The tunnel’s original wall panels were replaced last December due to corrosion. The replacement began after one of the panels fell to the roadway during rush hour. No one was injured.

Officials say they will reach out to motorists prior to and during the closing of the tunnel with information about detours, alternate routes and public transportation alternatives.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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