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Mass. Pike Westbound Temporarily Stops Traffic for Bridge Project

Traffic stopped temporarily westbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike to adjust lane configuration in Boston for the Comm. Ave. Bridge project.

The shutdown happened between 1 and 2 p.m. and lasted for about 20 minutes, according to MassDOT.

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Bumper-to-bumper traffic could be seen on the eastbound lanes due to lane closures early Thursday morning.

Commuters can try and get around the traffic by hopping on Route 9 or Route 20, or taking the Worcester/Framingham MBTA line.

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The lane reductions began on Friday as part of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge replacement project.

Lanes on the Mass. Pike are scheduled to re-open on August 7, and the entire project is expected to conclude on August 14.

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