Traffic was stalled approaching Leverett Circle on one afternoon rush hour last month. Analysts say Boston’s traffic volume increases 15 to 25 percent after Labor Day.

Key ramp may stay shut past holiday

Newfound problem adds to tunnel work

By Mac Daniel and Raja Mishra
Globe Staff / August 23, 2006

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Big Dig and state highway officials disclosed yesterday that unanticipated repairs mean that a key westbound ramp connecting the Ted Williams Tunnel to Interstate 93 is unlikely to open until well after Labor Day, prompting state and local transportation officials to develop plans to prevent massive traffic jams after college students return and schools reopen. (Full article: 878 words)

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