If you haven't heard, the Callahan Tunnel, which provides the quickest way for Winchester residents to get to Logan Airport, will be closed from Dec. 27 until March 12.
My plan is to avoid flying for two and a half months, because, well, ain't nobody got time for that.
But if you need to get to the airport, MassDOT has provided maps of detour routes. Here they are:
- Points north to Logan Airport/East Boston
- North Shore to Logan Airport/East Boston
- Points west to Logan Airport/East Boston
- Downtown Boston to Logan Airport/East Boston
You can find more details and planning aids at the Callahan Tunnel Project website.
A $34.9 Million Project
The closure is taking place so workers can complete a full $34.9 million rehabilitation of the tunnel's deck, according to MassDOT. It says the tunnel opened in 1961 and is need of major repairs. Work will also include "grinding the deck down to its steel supports (called floorbeams) and pouring a new deck. The interconnected curb, which includes air exchange vents, has deteriorated through the years and will also be replaced. All the tunnel's wall panels will be replaced as well."
Once the initial phase of work is completed on March 12, you may still want to avoid taking any early morning flights. Work on the Callahan Tunnel will require the tunnel to be closed at nights, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., until late August.