BOSTON (CBS) — The Callahan Tunnel is scheduled to reopen March 12 after more than two months of renovation work but authorities say it may actually open ahead of schedule.
The tunnel is now just weeks away from re-opening according to state highway administrator Frank DePaola.READ MORE: Watch Live @ 8:30 am: Baker Visits Newburyport School's Pool COVID-19 Testing Program
“Progress is going very well. We hope to be done on time if not a little ahead of schedule,” DePaola told WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton.
That would be good news for Boston area commuters and the tunnel contractor, who would get a $71,500 bonus for every day the work is completed before the March 12 deadline.
DePaola pointed out that if the contractor finishes late, however, it would pay a penalty in the same amount for every day past the deadline.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports