Transportation officials have finished installing support straps on the 25,000 light fixtures in Boston’s Big Dig tunnels as a safety precaution.
An investigative report released by the state transportation department includes an email from a state highway official who warned that problems with light fixtures in Big Dig tunnels were a “big deal” and many were no longer safe.
Add the state’s transportation secretary to the list of officials kept in the dark about a corroded 110-pound light fixture that fell from the ceiling of a Big Dig tunnel.
Gov. Deval Patrick says it is “as concerning to me as it is to the public” that he was not told for nearly six weeks about a light fixture that fell from the ceiling of a Big Dig tunnel.
State transportation officials say they have discovered some corrosion in the lighting system for the Big Dig tunnels in Boston.
Passengers on a crowded Orange Line train were forced to evacuate into a tunnel near North Station Thursday morning after a small fire broke out.