Announcements Transportation

Paving on Atlantic Ave. Aug. 23–Sept. 3

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that it will be conducting overnight paving operations at various intersections along Atlantic Avenue from High Street to Commercial Street and on Surface Road from Clinton Street to Oliver Street in Boston.

The work is scheduled to take place from Sunday, August 23, through Thursday, September 3, during the overnight hours of 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning. All work will conclude at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 3.

A day-by-day schedule was shared at the August Wharf District Council (WDC).

The 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.