Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Traffic slowed due to an injury in a four-car crash, with a reported fluid spill.
Police and fire responded just before 8 a.m. to a four-car crash on Route 9 westbound, the intersection with Westgate Road, causing delays. Scanners report one injury and fluids spilled in the roadway. Three cars will be towed from the scene. SigAlert (formerly SmartTraveler) reports the left lane is blocked by the crash.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Planners seeking feedback on future of Route 9, but already have some visions of green space and pedestrian access.
A foot-friendly, public transport-compatible route 9 could be in the cards--and your feedback could shape the future for the thoroughfare. The road could see a rise in traffic of about 40 percent, as commercial areas along 9 are set to expand by around 88 percent in the coming years, according to representatives from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). In order to get ahead of that, the MAPC and MetroWest Regional Collaborative kicked off a series of meetings in May focused on how to develop Route 9 to deal with what is in store for Route 9. MAPC is hosting another public forum on Route 9's development on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Raymond Callahan Senior Center entitled "The Future of Route 9: What Might Smart …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tough day on Route 9 yesterday.
1. Route 9 had a rough time yesterday. There were two traffic-related incidents, both in Wellesley. 2. Traffic lights were out and in need of repair at Overbrook Drive in the morning... 3. And Wellesley Police shut down the road in the afternoon after an oil spill. 4. Stay tuned to Wellesley and Weston Patch sites today for further traffic updates. 5. The race for a U.S. Senate seat is heating up.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The spill occurred on Route 9 at Kingsbury Street.
Expect more problems on Route 9 today. Wellesley Police are cleaning up an oil spill on the westbound side of the road near Kingsbury Street, according to department Twitter and Facebook pages. “Major traffic delay,” police say via social media. Earlier today, Massachusetts Department of Transportation had to correct a problem with the traffic lights at Route 9 and Overbrook Drive. The situation was corrected within a few hours.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Charges could be filed in the one-car crash, according to the WPD website.
Wellesley Police are investigating a serious one-car crash in which victims were injured and trapped inside the vehicle. A single car struck a median barrier on Route 9 at Route 128 before 4:30 a.m. Sunday, according to an announcement on the Wellesley Police website. The vehicle was extensively damaged, and police used the Jaws of Life to free the victims inside the vehicle, according to the announcement. Two of the four people in the car were transported to Boston hospitals. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Route 9 when it struck the barrier and crossed over into the westbound lanes, according to the announcement. Police expect to file charges against the driver for multiple motor vehicle violations.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Boston Globe's YourTown presents a photo slideshow of Route 9's history.
Whether you call it Boylston Street, Worcester-Boston Turnpike, Ted Williams Highway, United Spanish War Veterans Highway or simply Route 9, the highway that splits Brookline in two is over 200 years old. The Globe pulled together a slideshow depicting some of the history of the road, from Brookline Village in 1915, through the disappearance of Framingham's Shopper's World and growth of the Natick Collection, to the former Omni Foods site in Newton. According to Westborough Patch Blogger Glenn R. Parker, Route 9 follows the 19th century Boston-Worcester Turnpike, which was used for agriculture and dairy farms. Wikipedia tells us that Route 9 or part of it, is named for Red Sox Hall-of-Famer Ted Williams, who wore the number nine on his …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Local officials host a series of meetings about reducing traffic by way of mixed-use communities along the secondary highway.
Route 9 is one of Massachusetts’ most historic roadways. It bisects the enitre state laterally, providing access to many of Massachusetts’ smaller towns and includes many shopping options along the entire road. However, it’s common traffic lights and single-lane areas can cause a gridlock nightmare for those who have to commute on the highway near the urban centers of Boston and Worcester. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council along with the MetroWest Regional Collaborative will begin a series of meetings May 22 on how to reduce traffic on Route 9 by way of a method called Smart Growth, which includes the strategic placement of mixed-use facilities – residential, commercial and retail in one location – along the highway. MAPC …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Brookline and State Police arrest a Watertown man after an eastbound chase down route 9 through Wellesley early this morning. The Driver is currently under police guard at Beth Israel Hospital.
Early this morning, Natick Police attempted to stop a man driving a 2012 Toyota SUV on Route 9. The driver then fled west, leading local and state police on a chase through Wellesley which ended after the driver crashed into a State police cruiser and sideswiped one from Brookline. The driver, Ender Durgut, 39 of School Street in Watertown, was arrested and charged with various driving violations, including negligent operation, failing to stop, and leaving the scene of a crash. He is under police guard at Beth Israel Hospital for injuries sustained during the crash. According to a State Police advisory, the incident began in Natick at about 2:30 a.m., when Natick police attempted to pull over Durgut's gray SUV on Route 9 and he …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Wellesley Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Sudbury Man Recognized by Detective Arrested for Intent to Distribute Marijuana Benjamin Sia, 19, of Sudbury was arrested last week after police found three bags of marijuana and other paraphernalia in his car during a traffic stop. Wellesley Police detective Christopher Connelly pulled Sia over Feb. 29 on Weston Road. Connelly, while talking with Sia, observed three cellophane baggies. The baggies contained a total of 37 grams of marijuana, according to Wellesley Police records clerk Sue Morse. Sia was charged with possession of a class D substance with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Man in Disabled Vehicle Arrested for Warrant-Related Charges Donald Yoyo, 46 of Marlborough was arrested last week when an officer…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Board of Selectmen denied Justine’s but approved another restaurant to open along Route 9 East near Natick.
Last August, the Board of Selectmen told a group of developers they could not open “Justine’s,” a restaurant at a building at 978 Worcester St., a high traffic section of Route 9 East near the Natick line. Their reasons for the denial of a necessary common victualler’s license were based on a view that the available parking at the tight plot was unsuitable for the proposed 135-seat restaurant. However, on Monday, the board approved a license for a different group attempting to open an 85-seat restaurant at the same location. This group made ample adjustments for parking and have no interest in controlling a residential building behind the property, according to the board Monday. The previous group wanted to manage that building as a …