Month: January 2013

Saw this on my walk today.

Took a walk at lunch today. Wasn’t paying attention and heard a rustling noise near my feet, followed by a flapping noise. Looked up to see this guy staring at me. I’m guessing I interrupted his lunch since he didn’t take his eyes off me.

And now it’s dead. For now.

“The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization officially eliminated the Interstate 495/290 reconstruction project from its regional transportation plan Thursday.”

And now it’s dead. For now. They say they;ll try to get it back on the plan next year; I’m sure it’ll get done at some point. Hopefully I won’t have to go through it very often by then.

I-495/290 reconstruction project officially scrapped from


495/290 Interchange Work Takes A Hit

I drive through this interchange twice a day at least. It sucks (there isn’t a nice way to put it, sorry). From 290, there’s often a backup onto 495 south, which in turn gets backed up because of the proximity of the onramps from 85 & 290, on an uphill grade, followed shortly by the exit to US 20 west.

Northbound on 495 is no better – too many people who decide at the last minute to suddenly cross 2 lanes of traffic to get onto 290, because they didn’t want to wait in the line of slow moving cars on the right.

Improvements to Interstate 495/290 are sidelined – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News


Speed Limits and Tolls

In perusing the site stats, it looks like a lot of you are looking for information on speed limits and tolls.

However, I don’t have it. At least, not anything usable. I had a piece on the CT speed limits when they went to 65MPH but that’s 10 years old now and woefully out of date. As for tolls, well, nothing there either. Sorry. I only use toll roads when I have to or when someone else is paying the tolls.

And for the person searching for tolls and speed limits on I-90 to Vermont, I’ve got some bad news for you…