Mayor Walsh announces South Boston One Way Streets will end May 13
May 8, 2015
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the South Boston Emergency Transportation Reconfiguration (ETR), which took effect February 14 and extended into mid-spring, will end on May 13. The Boston Transportation Department will begin removing one-way directional signage on Monday, May 11, and the two-way traffic operation will take full-effect on Wednesday, May 13.
"After thoughtful consideration and hearing from the South Boston community, we have decided to end the emergency reconfiguration," said Mayor Walsh. "This plan relieved traffic congestion and increased public safety during our most challenging winter months, but now it is time to return to our normal traffic flow and welcome the spring season."
The ETR configured several streets in South Boston to one-way only in an effort to improve public safety following the historic amount of snow Boston received over a 30 day period. The City hosted two community meetings, one at the Condon Elementary School, and one at the Tynan Elementary School, and received constructive feedback from the local community.
The City will continue with its plan to survey the residents of South Boston about their desire for any future transportation changes.
South Boston residents are encouraged to reach out to the Mayor's office with questions about the termination of the reconfiguration by calling the Mayor's hotline at 617-635-4500.