The Sumner Tunnel is now closed for 8 weeks. This is a majorly annoying inconvenience for anyone who travels around Logan Airport and beyond. As far as the actual closure, the tunnel will be fully closed from July 5, 2023 to August 31, 2023. It will then be closed most weekends for the fall and winter and if that all wasn’t enough, another full closure is planned for the summer of 2024.
As far as which neighborhoods and the people who’ll be most affected by the closure: East Boston and South Boston residents will see a lot more traffic congestion than normal. And residents in the North End will be able to hear noise due to the construction. Also, if you need to get in and out of Logan Airport, they’re recommending you don’t drive. But if you have to, there are alternative routes as the Callahan tunnel will remain open BUT expect an extra 2 hours of travel time. A little extreme maybe, but it’s better to plan ahead than not.
Now, we expect that the next 8 weeks of this closure will be a super inconvenience for a lot of people. But, leave it to us to try and make you feel a lot better about your life. We wanted to put together some kind of list that’ll help you feel better about your commute. A way to sort of let you know that things can always be worse. A way to get you to look at this closure with a whole new perspective. Just remember. When you think things in life are awful, they can always be worse. And we mean ALWAYS. And things in Boston will always frustrate us. Even more than the closure. So, enjoy these very relatable things we’ve put together and as always, if you have one you’d like to add, reach out to us on social media.