Ted Williams Tunnel

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Toll agencyMA Department of Transportation - MassDOT
Supported transpondersE-ZPass
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time (EST)

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PLEASE NOTE: Many toll roads have discontinued cash payments. If you must travel regularly, download the Uproad app, and by the next day, you'll pay tolls with your phone. Stay safe.

Avarage cost for the road Ted Williams Tunnel I-90

Note: actual costs may vary based on the trip length.

Toll cost with transponder 1.75 rate
Toll cost with video 2.05 rate

The Details

Located in Boston, MA, the Ted Williams Tunnel on I-90 is a major tunnel facility. The Ted Williams Tunnel is one of the busiest tunnels in Massachusetts.

Ted Williams Tunnel is a highway tunnel. It’s located in Boston. It was part of the ‘Big Dig’ project and at the same time, its largest architectural feat. The entire project’s goal was to update Boston’s Central Artery highway system. The tunnel carries the final segment of Interstate 90 from South Boston towards Route 1A in East Boston. At 90 feet deep below the Boston Harbor, it is the deepest tunnel in North America.

Ted Williams Tunnel – description

Ted Williams Tunnel (also called the Williams Tunnel) connects south Boston with Logan International Airport. It was named after Ted Williams, a famous Boston Red Sox player and at the same time, a US soldier who served in the military during WWII and the Korean War. Ted Williams, also called ‘The Kid’ was one of the greatest players in the history of baseball. He played in 18 all-star games and received the honor of MVP twice.

The tunnel was the first completed milestone of the Central Artery Project (the ‘Big Dig’ Project). It was opened in 1995, doubling Boston’s cross-harbor tunnel capacity from four lanes to eight. Ted Williams Tunnel is built from 12 binocular-shaped steel sections. These sections were produced in a Baltimore shipyard. They werd lowered into the harbor and then pumped to remove the water. The total cost of the project was $1.9 billion, which was over ten times more than initially estimated. In 1995, when the tunnel was first opened, it was only available to authorized commercial traffic. Then, a bit later, non-commercial traffic was allowed to access it on weekends and holidays. Finally, in 2003, Ted Williams Tunnel was opened to all traffic at all times. In 2006, the tunnel collapsed because of the failure of adhesive connecting a steel tieback suspending the concrete drop ceiling to the main ceiling above. The tunnel was closed and then reopened after a month.

Ted Williams tunnel is 8,448 feet (2,575 m) long. 3,960 feet (1,210 m) are underwater. Tolls are collected in both directions.

Ted Williams Tunnel toll

Ted Williams Tunnel is a cashless toll facility. 2-axle car owners pay $1.75 if they have the E-ZPass Tag. If they don’t, the Pay by Plate option costs $2.05. Tolls for trucks are based on axles and vehicle class. There are four payment methods to choose from:

  • E-ZPass MA – the cheapest option (a pre-paid transponder tag).

  • E-ZPass – the tag issued by an agency from another state.

  • Pay by Plate MA Registered – a license plate-based option with an account.

  • Pay by Plate MA Invoice – a license plate-based with no account (with invoice).

What if you miss a toll on Ted Williams Tunnel

If you miss a Ted Williams Tunnel toll (or actually any toll in Massachusetts), you will pay a slightly higher fee than drivers using an E-ZPass MA account or compatible E-ZPass from other states. Once you go through Ted Williams Tunnel, a picture of your license plates will be taken and then, an invoice will be sent to the license plate registered address. If you’re not the owner of the vehicle (e.g., when you are driving a rental car), an invoice will be sent to the registered owner’s address (e.g., to the rental company). In such cases, you will have to pay charges to the owner or the rental company.

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