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Interstate 93

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Interstate 93 is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. Its southern terminus is in Canton, Massachusetts, in the Boston metropolitan area, at Interstate 95; its northern terminus is near St. Johnsbury, Vermont at Interstate 91.


Contents

1 Major Cities Along the Route
2 Intersections with other Interstates
3 Spur Routes
4 Big Dig
5 Notes
6 Reference
7 See also:

Length

Mileskm
47 76Massachusetts
132 214New Hampshire
11 18Vermont
190 308Total


Major Cities Along the Route


Intersections with other Interstates


Spur Routes


Big Dig

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Interstate I-93 Tunnel

Interstate 93 is famous for being reconstructed by the Big Dig, the most massive urban construction project in history. After this project was considered mostly complete in early 2005, the section of Interstate passing through central Boston, Massachusetts was largely underground. As of April 19, 2005, the tunnel is mostly complete, but greenification from the above-ground area that was removed because of the Dig has still to be completed. The entire project is to be completed in early-mid 2006. The costs are mounting though, with a official budget of $17.6 billion, but a realistic amount of up to $22 billion. It is the most expensive road construction project in the USA.

As part of the Big Dig, I-90 was extended east to connect with I-93 and Logan Airport.

Interstate 93 is not tolled in any way because of the Big Dig, but the toll road Interstate 90 was extended to East Boston, where Logan Airport is.

Notes

  • An 8 mile (13 km) section of I-93 through Franconia Notch State Park, called the Franconia Notch Parkway in New Hampshire, was constructed as a "Super-2" with a median divider. This was built as a compromise to environmentalists who were strongly opposed to the idea of a 4-lane freeway in the area. The speed limit on the Parkway is 45 mph (70 km/h). Originally, this section had its own exit number sequence, but they are now called Exit 34A, 34B and 34C.

Reference

  • 2005 Rand McNally "The Road Atlas 2005" - newest feature- interstate mileage by state


See also:

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