Sumner Tunnel to Remain Open Weekend of June 16 – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BOSTON (WHDH) — Boston’s Sumner Tunnel, connecting Boston and East Boston, will remain open for public use this coming weekend for the city’s June 16 celebration.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation previously announced that the tunnel would be closed for 36 consecutive weekends to restore the 88-year-old piece of infrastructure.

MassDot has since announced that the tunnel will remain open on bank holiday weekends. June 16 has been a federal holiday since 2021, celebrated every June 19, commemorating the final emancipation of enslaved African Americans in Texas in 1865.

The restoration project will restore the tunnel’s upper arch and road surface, and install new lights.

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