Consider yourself warned.

Due to the potential high tides and minor coastal flooding forecasted, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is preparing for potential lane and/or road closures to occur along Morrissey Boulevard (inbound and outbound) from Freeport Street to UMass Boston in the City of Boston starting Monday, January 8, 2024, and continuing through Sunday, January 14, 2024. Anticipated high tide times are as follows:

·                Monday, January 8, 2024, 8:07 a.m.

·                Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 9:47 a.m.

·                Friday, January 12, 2024, 11:26 a.m.

·                Saturday, January 13, 2024, 12:17 p.m.

·                Sunday, January 14, 2024, 1:08 p.m.

Traffic patterns will be clearly marked, and DCR operations staff will be on site. A police detail may be on-site as needed if the off-ramp from Interstate 93 requires closure.

Morrissey Boulevard (inbound and outbound) from Freeport Street to Bianculli Boulevard at UMass Boston in the City of Boston  Monday, January 8, 2024, – Sunday, January 14, 2024

4 Comments

  1. Kathleen C. January 8, 2024 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Let me get this straight, after last week’s complete traffic disaster when it was closed, they decided this was a good idea? I have been commuting this way since 2010 and have never seen it flooded-not even on a full moon. I’ll believe it when I see it. And when we do see it, we’ll merge like good Bostonians. Stop taking our driving lanes away. The T isn’t dependable and this is not biking weather.

  2. Mark Murphy January 9, 2024 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    I have definitely seen it flood. Doesn’t happen too too often…but it does happen. The drainage at Freeport St. sucks, badly…and it doesn’t take all that much rain to flood the boulevard just beyond that signal…

  3. UMB77 January 10, 2024 at 10:00 am - Reply

    I work at UMass Boston and see it flooded a few times a year from my office window. Flooded right now, actually. Down to one lane, likely zero or closed soon.

  4. Susan January 26, 2024 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    For years they’ve been going to fix this problem but they do absolutely nothing but talk, talk, talk. Just raise the road on Morrissey Boulevard and be done with it.

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