Announcements Transportation

Overnight Work on Atlantic Ave. & Surface Rd. Sept. 1 – 3

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced it will be conducting overnight work to install wire loop detectors in the pavement at various intersections along Atlantic Ave. from East India Row to State St., and on Surface Rd. from State St. to Oliver St. in Boston.

The work is scheduled to take place from Tuesday, September 1, through Thursday, September 3, during the overnight hours of 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. This work will require temporary lane closures with some pedestrian detours of adjoining side streets.

Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and advanced message boards will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.

Drivers who are traveling through the area should reduce speed and use caution. 

All scheduled work is weather dependent and may be impacted due to an emergency. 

For more information on traffic conditions, travelers are encouraged to:

  • Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions.
  • Visit, a website that provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.
  • Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.
  • Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.