Massachusetts finds stretches of highway suitable for tolled lanes

When the Baker administration concluded last year that roadway congestion had reached a “tipping point” in Massachusetts, one option it targeted as part of a possible solution was setting aside lanes where drivers could choose to pay a premium for faster travel.

Department of Transportation staff determined after months of follow-up study that 10 different stretches of highway in the state could feasibly host such a system, often referred to as “managed lanes.”