fire alarm system has caused the latest in a seemingly endless series
of delays for Boston's Big Dig project, The Boston Globe reported Dec. 12. As a result, the project's turnpike extension
tunnels, which will link the state's turnpike to Logan Airport,
will not open till next year.
Big Dig spokesman
Sean O'Neill told The Globe the segment would likely open before
Jan. 26. However, he would not specify a date.
scheduled to open in December 2001, then Sept. 7 of this year, then
Nov. 8, and then Dec. 20, the final portion of I-90 in the Big Dig
project will link to the Ted Williams Tunnel.
replace outdated elevated highways in downtown Boston with sleek
tunnels, the Big Dig has produced a seemingly never-ending saga
of traffic headaches, political scandals, engineering glitches and
billions of dollars in cost overruns. The underground roadway is
the largest and most complex highway construction project in U.S.