0.9 min readBy Published On: June 14th, 2012Categories: Features4 Comments

 

Written by Peter Gailunas
 
The other day it took me over 30 minutes to get from A Street to my house on M Street.  If I were the Domino’s delivery guy, the pizza would be free.  Thanks to the numerous construction project happening all over East and West Second and Third Streets, it’s an absolute nightmare to get around Southie.  And forget about West Broadway.  Thanks to the construction, it forces all traffic onto that main road and the block between F and Dorchester Streets on West Broadway is completely ridiculous.  Between double parked cars (on both sides), buses not pulling over into bus stops, crazy pedestrians darting in and out of traffic, and lunatics trying to bang U-ies, it’s a complete shit show.  
 
My question is, when will all this contraction be over?  And why does it all have to happen at the same exact time?  
 
That’s my Southie gripe of the week.   Until next week, drive safely and pack a lunch. 

4 Comments

  1. Matt Brady June 14, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Watch out for the cyclists, as well.  As the old dude in Hill Street Blues said at the beginning of each episode, “Let’s be careful out there.”
     

  2. William Hartford June 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    The construction in question is sewer separation and is the final phase of the Boston Harbor project and is intended to limit Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO’s) discharges to the Boston Harbor….  The projects are not only federally mandated but are needed to protect our local recieving waters from polution associated with human waste and pathogenes…

  3. Linda June 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I agree wholeheartedly with you! I was so aggravated by the time I reached my destination I had to take a moment to regroup.  Driving in Southie right now is an utter nightmare!  The housing development building boom and the street construction are wrecking havoc in our neighborhoods.  I’m all for improvements but why does it all have to happen at the same time?  The other day a police officer stopped two vehicles heading west on first street to allow a huge track trailor truck into traffic.  Yes, I was one of those vehicles and I went from traveling a mere 25 mph to 10.  It really started my day off badly!

    Thanks for listening.

     

  4. Anonymous June 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    This is what I love…. the company posts no parking signs with dates on them. Everyone in the neighborhood gets up and moved their cars by 7, and they never show up. Then two days later, they put tape over the dates, and write new dates. Everyone gets up, moves their cars, and they never show up again. This happened for TWO STRAIGHT WEEKS on East Fourth Street. One street cleaning days, it was sheer madness. No parking on one side, construction signs on the other side, street completely off limits AND NOBODY SHOWS UP TO DO THE POSTED CONSTRUCTION!!

    Now they are doing the same thing on Broadway. It makes you crazy.

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