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Callahan Tunnel reopens Monday

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BOSTON (WHDH) - The Callahan Tunnel officially reopened Monday just in time for the morning commute.

The tunnel has been closed since December 27 while crews worked to complete a $19 million rehabilitation project on the 52-yar-old tunnel.

“The closure was the key. Because by closing the tunnel, we were able to essentially work around the clock,” said Frank Depaola, MassDOT.

After a one hundred-pound panel fell inside the tunnel back in December, 2012, a survey of the Callahan revealed corroded framework.

It re-opened to traffic early Monday morning, two days ahead of the originally scheduled date. For opening early, contractors will cash in on nearly $140,000 in incentives.

The project is not complete yet. Workers still need to put up new reflective wall panels.

As a result, officials with MassDOT said there will still be lane restrictions and overnight closures as crews put the final touches on the renovations. That construction will happen between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. and is expected to continue until late August.

The tunnel connects downtown to East Boston and Logan Airport.

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