Critics Complain That MassDOT’s Sumner Tunnel Toll Plaza Conversion Project Is Creating Congestion

Metro reports that some East Boston state lawmakers and residents are unhappy about the MassDOT project involving the AET conversion of the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza. “Redesigning the . . . toll plaza to streamline traffic into the city has actually had the opposite effect of congesting traffic further into the city and causing much more pollution,” a state senator tells the newspaper. MassDOT has made a traffic pattern change in an effort to alleviate congestion.