Clarendon Street ramp to Mass. Pike shutting down permanently

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BOSTON — MassDOT has announced that the ramp from Clarendon Street onto I-90 westbound in Boston will be permanently closed effective September 3, 2019.

The Federal Highway Administration approved the closure due to safety and inefficient travel at that spot.

The ramp is used 75 percent less than other ramps in the same vicinity. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation also says the ramp isn't long enough to provide a safe and efficient route for cars to get up to speed getting onto the Pike.

The Arlington Street and Dartmouth Street ramps will remain.

"MassDOT's first priority is safety and ensuring that members of the public safely reach their travel destinations," said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. "We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of the traveling public and we advise motorists to utilize other nearby on-ramps onto I-90 westbound when this permanent closure is put in place."

MassDOT is working on an outreach process to notify members of the public, motorists, residents, and businesses of this impact.

A public meeting will be held on August 27 in Boston on this topic as follows:

Tuesday, August 27, 6pm, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Boston

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