Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 17: Public Information Meeting: Sumner Tunnel Entrance/Toll Plaza Project

Sumner Tunnel Entrance Reconstruction and Toll Plaza Demolition Project 

Public Information Meeting 

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will begin All Electronic Tolling (AET) in the Sumner Tunnel effective October 28, 2016. 

In preparation for the transition MassDOT will host a public meeting in East Boston to provide information about the proposed design of the tunnel entrance and toll booth elimination which will begin at a later date.  

Within the project overview MassDOT will discuss the design and construction process including: 
  • timeline of the toll booth demolition process, 
  • the alternatives analysis for the design of the Sumner Tunnel entrance, 
  • and construction impacts such as 
traffic and noise,
material disposition and
other project-related issues. 
This meeting will ensure that users of the Sumner Tunnel and neighboring communities are fully informed about the project and design and construction process to minimize any public inconvenience.    

If you are unable to attend a meeting, a copy of the presentation will be available at

Public comments and questions may also be submitted by email

The meeting will be held from 6:30pm – 8:30pm and is scheduled as follows:

Monday, October 17th – East Boston,
East Boston High School Auditorium
86 White Street 

Locations are accessible to people with disabilities.  

MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print) as available.  

For accommodation or language assistance, please contact Jim Kersten by phone (857) 368-9041 or by email (  

Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting. For more difficult to arrange services including sign language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting.