Massachusetts: Did removing a toll plaza ruin East Boston’s roads?

You know it’s bad when drivers are nostalgic for the days of the toll booth.

At least that’s the case in East Boston, where endless traffic has residents and commuters lamenting the removal of the toll plaza from the mouth of the Sumner Tunnel. Getting into the tunnel is something of a daily crisis, with changing traffic patterns during construction confusing drivers and causing long backups on neighborhood streets, while a surge in volume has overwhelmed the road network.