The Democratic National Convention in Boston bringing in highway and lane closures, especially at I-93, from July 26 through 29, for security concerns. The Massachusetts Motor Transport Association has issued an advisory for commercial vehicle traffic.

MMTA has issued the following statements:

  • For the best traffic conditions, make deliveries between 2 a.m. – 6 a.m., and complete all deliveries by 10 a.m. if possible.

  • If you are carrying hazardous cargo, avoid Boston unless your delivery ends there.

  • Allow for extra time because there is an anticipated delay of 2 ½ hours, and all trucks will be inspected traveling I-93 north- and southbound from Braintree to Woburn.

  • No vehicles will be allowed within Causeway Street to Washington Street, to New Chardon to Merrimack after noon. If you need to make a delivery in this area after noon, park at Portsmouth and Ballenti Way and walk your deliveries in.

  • Tankers hauling hazmat liquids are not allowed through the tunnel on I-93, however, non-hazmat may pass.

For much more detail on lane and road closures, go to MTTA’s website.