The Callahan Tunnel is more than 50 years old and Massachusetts Department of Transportation says it’s time for a remodel.
State transportation officials are gearing up for a lengthy closing of the Callahan Tunnel in Boston for major renovations.
New detour maps have been released for drivers to use when the Callahan Tunnel closes for a two-and-a-half-month rehabilitation project.
The closing of the Callahan Tunnel this winter is expected to cause major traffic disruptions for people leaving the city heading north and to Logan Airport.
The closing of the Callahan Tunnel for three months next January will be a big deal.
The state Department of Transportation plans a three-month closure of the Callahan Tunnel, which carries traffic from downtown Boston to Logan International Airport.
The Callahan Tunnel will close from 11 p.m. Sunday night until about 5 a.m. Monday morning to allow workers to repair a broken manhole cover, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation reported.
The reflective panels that help keep the Callahan Tunnel from being dark and gloomy are coming down.
The Sumner Tunnel will close at 9 p.m. Sunday night so Massachusetts Department of Transportation can inspect the safety of the wall panels.
The Callahan Tunnel was back open Monday morning after crews inspected the panels overnight and removed 117 wall panels.