Minor flooding briefly forced lane closures along Morrissey Boulevard as traffic was funneled to one lane just south of the UMass Boston entrance just before noon today.
The roadway was flooded by high tides that rolled in at 11:28. Department of Conservation and Recreation spokesman William Hickey said the closed lanes would be re-opened by 2 p.m.–in time for the evening commute. The minor flooding took place around high tide and after a deluge of rain. As of 8 a.m. this morning, 2.64 inches of rain had fallen at Logan Airport over 22 hours as a result of the storm.
The storm could also shut down lanes of Morrissey Boulevard overnight as continuing rainfall coincides with high tide just before midnight, DCR said. Detours set up by DCR and State Police are possible between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. Read more
Commuters will have to wait at least another year for a smooth ride up and down Morrissey Boulevard now that construction has begun on two bridge restoration projects just as work is coming to an end on a massive drainage overhaul project that has disrupted northbound traffic for several years. Read more
Plans to create a neighborhood feel amid developments being planned for Columbia Point hit a potential roadblock last week when both the MBTA and the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) voiced opposition to a new side street envisioned by the Boston Redevelopment Authority's urban planners. Read more
Future visions of Columbia Point crystallized further last Thursday when Synergy, the owner of a large swath of property that includes the Shaw's on Morrissey Boulevard, unveiled its vision for creating a new "main street" on the site.
Much like developer Corcoran Jennison Cos. is promoting their Bayside on the Point development on the other side of Morrissey, Synergy is touting their own project as "Dorchester's next great neighborhood." Read more
The Beades Bridge on Morrissey Boulevard. Read more