The South Boston Bypass Road (SBBR) and High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) Lanes Pilot Program that began in August is scheduled to end February 19, 2016. The pilot program originated from recommendations made during the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan process.
The SBBR/HOV Pilot Program consists of:
SBBR between Cypher Street/Richards Street and West Service Road unrestricted access during all time periods in both directions
SBBR between I-93 Frontage Road and Cypher Street/Richards Street eastbound (inbound) unrestricted access during the morning peak period (6:00 to 10:00 AM)
[Note: westbound (outbound) direction remains restricted during all time periods]
Massachusetts State Police will be strictly enforcing restrictions on the SBBR.
Failure to comply may result in a moving violation and a fine of $50 per infraction.
HOV Ramps open to general traffic during all time periods
I-93 Northbound to I-90 Eastbound
I-93 Northbound to South Station
I-93 Frontage Road to I-90 Eastbound
Kneeland Street/Lincoln Street to I-90 Eastbound
Kneeland Street/Lincoln Street to I-93 Southbound
An analysis will follow after the Pilot Program to determine what, if any, further actions may be taken. Traffic monitoring checkpoints occurred in Sept/Oct and December 2015. The post pilot program evaluation is due March 2016.