Sumner Tunnel Open This Holiday Weekend

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing the Sumner Tunnel will be open during the weekend of Friday, December 30, to accommodate the expected high volume of holiday vehicular traffic. Scheduled weekend closures as part of Phase 1 of the Sumner Tunnel Restoration Project will resume during the weekend of Friday, January 6. 

Phase 1 of the Sumner Tunnel Restoration Project work requires scheduled weekend closures of the Sumner Tunnel for 36 weekends between June 2022 and May 2023, (excluding holiday weekends.) 

To sign up for project updates, email alerts, and the latest information on the Sumner Tunnel project so that you can stay up to date as the project unfolds: Sign up for project updates.

For more information on traffic conditions, travelers are also encouraged to:

· Dial 511 and select a route to hear real–time conditions.

· Visit, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.

· Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.

· Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.

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