Big Dig Tunnel
New video released by MassDOT shows the accident that took down ceiling lights inside the Tip O’Neill Tunnel on Wednesday night.
The state Department of Transportation has started testing the soil near South Station to try to determine the size and cause of the sinkhole underneath the I-90 Connector Tunnel.
Congressman Lynch is calling for inspections over tunnel soil problems.
When engineers built the tunnel system, they froze the soil in some places, to keep it from collapsing. Now the soil is thawing, and a space is opening underneath.
State police are now looking into an accident inside a Big Dig tunnel after a driver complained nothing was being done about his accident.
A 2-foot-by-2-foot piece of lightweight fireproofing material fell from the ceiling of a Big Dig tunnel last month while the highway was closed during an inspection.