During the morning commute there are basically three northbound lanes open. This helps ease traffic on Quincy Shore drive and with the addition of State police moving things along at Neponset Circle the morning commute is as good as it's going to get for now. One thing we want to point out is that drivers MUST have patience. From our observations some (not all drivers) insist on driving over the bridge as if there is no construction going on at all. We all must remember that travel lanes keep changing and there are drivers out there who are unfamiliar with the bridge construction and constant lane changes. Let's all be patient and try to cut each other some slack when using the bridge especially during this time of construction. Driving in excess of the speed limit and fuming at drivers who may be lost or confused by the construction changes does not help anyone and is a safety hazard for all.
As Massachusetts' south shore commuters endure what has been predicted by some as one of the biggest traffic headaches since Boston's "Big Dig". We're keeping an eye on the progress. Some 70,700 vehicles drive over the Neponset River Bridge daily.Will the project stay at the 35 million dollars estimated?