BOSTON (CBS) – WBZ Traffic Reporter Rick Simonson sees it all every day. He started reporting on traffic for WBZ in 1997 and currently sees two major roadway headaches day in and day out.
Route 93, he says, traditionally goes back to Route 495 all the way down to the O’Neill Tunnel. “The other side, the Expressway,” he says, “is the same thing. It’s nine and a half miles of crawling traffic from Braintree to the Tunnel.” Simonson also says the commutes are longer now. “I can remember when the commute was over at 8:45. Done. That’s it. Maybe a little slow on the old Central Artery. Now, it’s after 10 o’clock and we still a big backup on the Expressway and Route 93 is still slow from just below Route 128 coming all the way into town,” says Simonson.