Storrow East Down to One Lane Overnight

Storrow Drive eastbound will be down to one lane at night for the next 6 to 8 weeks.

Drivers on Storrow Drive heading east at night may want to think about an alternate route during the spring months.

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation will be bring the eastbound side of Storrow Drive down to one lane at the drive’s tunnel between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. for the next six to eight weeks, according to Jack Murray, deputy commissioner of DCR.

Crews will be cleaning and painting the steel elements inside the Storrow Drive tunnel on the eastbound side, which begins at the Clarendon Street exit and ends at Charles Circle.

The tunnel was painted in 2010, but the product did not hold up as well as DCR officials would have liked, Murray said.

A new protectant will be used, and the work will likely continue through early May.

“Our plan is to gauge the progress and determine how long the job will take,” Murray said.

There will not be a detour during the work.

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