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Traffic Back To 2019 Levels In Massachusetts

June 22, 2021

One sign that the state is back to normal and moving on from the coronavirus pandemic is present.

Traffic is back to its pre-pandemic levels, a Massachusetts Department of Transportation employee told CBS Boston on Monday.

“Traffic, for all intents and purposes, is back to about 2019 levels on most roadways in Massachusetts at this point,” Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver said, according to CBS Boston. “We are certainly seeing a return to a lot of previous travel times.”

With higher unemployment and more people working from home for much of the pandemic, there was less activity on the road which meant shorter commute times for those who did have to travel.

 

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