MassDOT: Boston Traffic Got Worse After Labor Day

Photo: Getty Images

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Drivers commuting in and out of Boston are facing a lot more headaches post-Labor Day, according to new data from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

The new report looks at travel times from the Wednesday before and after the holiday and found that many commuters on stretches of major highways heading into Boston, such as the expressway, the Massachusetts Turnpike, and Route 1, they're spending more time sitting in traffic.

"Driving has been very terrible," One commuter told WBZ's Jim MacKay. "But you've got to drive. You cant take the train, it's dangerous."

The time it takes to drive on the stretch of expressway between I-95 and the Zakim bridge is now 15 minutes longer after the Labor Day holiday weekend than it was before. The commute on the MassPike between I-95 and the expressway has also gotten longer by about 12 minutes. It's all doom and gloom though. The commute on the expressway from the Braintree split to the MassPike actually got shorter slightly during the same timeframe.

Read More: 53% Of Mass. Small Businesses Make Less Than Before Pandemic

Roads in and out of Boston got hectic around Labor Day as families traveled and kids returned to school. Commuters also had to deal with shuttle buses replacing the Orange Line and a rise of people returning to in-person working as the pandemic restrictions were lifted.

WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports.

Follow WBZ NewsRadio: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | iHeartmedia App

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content