Massachusetts Governor promises review of entire Big Dig system

| 8/15/2006

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said he’s on the brink of doing what federal highway safety officials are recommending – a thorough review of Boston’s Big Dig underground highway system.

The Boston Globereported that the review would entail hiring an engineering firm to assess the system’s highways, bridges, tunnels and mechanical systems.

Romney said it would be a “stem to stern” review aimed at assuring that the Big Dig is safe.

Safety concerns were prompted by the collapse of concrete ceiling panels in the tunnels last month that crushed a woman to death.

“Land Line Now” on XM Satellite Radio is currently working on a story about the Big Dig, and we’d like to hear about truckers’ firsthand experiences.

If you’ve taken your truck through the interstate tunnel system in Bean Town in the past month, please call our main number, 1-800-444-5791, and ask for the Big Dig line.

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