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Ernest A. Johnson Tunnel to Temporarily Close for Construction

For Immediate Release: 5/16/2023 5:09 pm

WORCESTER, Mass. – The City of Worcester Department of Public Works and Parks (DPW&P) will perform construction-related activities in the Ernest A. Johnson Tunnel through September 2023. This project will involve removal of tiles from the ceiling and walls within the tunnel, as well as a comprehensive structural analysis of the tunnel itself.

The tunnel will be closed to the public and traffic starting Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The tunnel will be closed for approximately 4 months (16 weeks). It is anticipated that the tunnel will re-open to the public in September 2023.

DPW&P will implement all necessary steps and precautions to minimize any inconvenience that may arise during construction. Please note that during regular work hours from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. various construction vehicles and equipment will be present in and around the tunnel entrances.

Residents are advised to call Worcester 311 by dialing 311 to report any issues.

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