495/90/9 commuting corridors

Breaking news: Water main break on Route 9 eastbound may impact the morning commute

January 27, 2013 07:46:15 PM
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The Southborough Police Department reports on its Facebook page that a water main on Turnpike Road (Route 9) has burst, making for a traffic headache tonight and possibly into the Monday morning commute.

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MWDN: State details recommendations for I495/Rte. 9 interchange

January 8, 2013 11:44:08 AM
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Discussions about how to improve the interchange at Routes 9 and 495 have been ongoing for a while now. Last night the Planning Board got a look at the latest proposals which were developed after an 18-month study by the state.

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Overturned septic truck makes a mess on Route 9

August 16, 2012 09:47:10 AM
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Many of you were caught in a traffic mess last night when a spetic truck overturned on Route 9, but the real mess was the tank’s leaking contents. The Metrowest Daily News reports raw sewage made its way into drains that lead to wetlands.

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Traffic alert: Septic truck overturned on Route 9 westbound

August 15, 2012 04:55:39 PM

A septic truck that overturned and is leaking its contents is causing a traffic headache on Route 9 westbound this evening. The accident reportedly happened in front of the old Verizon building near Crystal Pond Road. Emergency crews are on the scene.

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MWDN: Westborough board eyes changes to Rte. 9, I-495, Mass. Pike

March 21, 2012 12:38:38 PM
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This isn’t technically Southborough news, but it’s close. I’m guessing many of you commuters out there will want to keep apprised of a project to rework the interchanges where Route 495 meets Route 9 and where it meets the Mass Pike.

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Route 9 roadwork starts next week

April 16, 2010 07:04:45 AM
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A 15-month project to resurface nearly 8 miles of Route 9 stretching from the Framingham/Southborough line into Natick starts next week. There won’t be any roadwork in Southborough, but it’s something to be aware of if you’re heading to Framingham or Natick.

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Another truck crash on I-495

December 21, 2009 09:12:23 AM
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It’s been a bad week for trucks on I-495. For the second time in just four days, the Southborough Fire Department responded to a truck crash on I-495 south.

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Late night truck crash on I-495 creates a mess

December 18, 2009 07:03:55 AM
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A tractor trailer cab struck a guardrail on Interstate 495 southbound at the Main Street overpass in Southborough shortly after midnight on Thursday, spilling an estimated 115 gallons of diesel fuel.

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Plan to repave Route 9 doesn’t include Southborough

November 3, 2009 04:59:47 PM

The state is looking at using federal stimulus money to repave a large stretch of Route 9, but not the portion that runs through Southborough. The plan calls for resurfacing the roadway from the Southborough/Framingham border to the Natick/Wellesley line. What do you think? Is Southborough getting shortchanged by missing out on the repairs? Or […]

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Traffic mess on Routes 9 and 85

October 7, 2009 05:44:05 PM

Traffic is a mess on Route 9 this evening. I just drove over the Route 85 bridge, and Route 9 west is backed up in both directions as far as the eye can see. I believe — although I haven’t confirmed — that the traffic light at White’s Corner (Route 9 and Breakneck Hill Road) is out. […]

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Were you caught in Route 9 traffic this morning?

September 10, 2009 12:13:05 PM

I have the luxury of working from home, so I’m free of the toils of a daily commute, but from what I hear it was a bad one out there this morning. The Metrowest Daily News reports a water main break, presumably in Framingham, had traffic backed up on Route 9 east from Prospect Street […]

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Regional planners suggest improvements to I-495

July 22, 2009 09:58:54 AM

A couple regional planning committees have been studying the I-495 corridor from Berlin to Hopkinton, including the portion that runs through Southborough. This week they presented some ideas to improve the traffic capacity of interchanges on 495 and to reduce traffic along the corridor, reports the Metrowest Daily News. In addition to redesigning the interchange […]

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In the media: Locals join Pike lawsuit

June 30, 2009 06:59:36 AM

Southborough resident Robert Ackley was one of three original plantiffs in the class-action lawsuit against the Turnpike Authority that alleges unfair taxation. The Metrowest Daily News has a story on how the lawsuit came to be: In March, Sandra Murphy had a letter published in the Daily News, arguing the Mass. Turnpike toll system is […]

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Accident at Route 9 and Crystal Pond Road

June 23, 2009 06:55:21 AM

The drivers of two cars were injured yesterday afternoon in a rear-end collision at the intersection of Route 9 eastbound and Crystal Pond Road (map). Each was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Route 9 eastbound was reduced to one lane for nearly an hour while the crash was cleared. For more photos, see […]

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