Interim Operation Center (IOC) for the
Boston Central Artery / Tunnel
The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority recently awarded Dunn
Engineering Associates (DEA) a contract to operate the IOC for
the Boston CA/T project.
The IOC is a 24/7 communications facility that supports CA/T
project construction and mitigation efforts. The IOC manages
the Project Emergency Notification System and maintains
continuous monitoring and contact with public emergency
The CA/T project is the largest, most complex and
technologically challenging highway project in American
history. By replacing Bostonís deteriorating elevated Central
Artery with a modern underground eight-to-ten lane downtown
highway, the project will dramatically improve the flow of
traffic from I-90.
The IOC is proving an invaluable resource for construction
mitigation. The need for traffic mitigation is strong since the
demolition of the overhead Central Artery and building of
roadways and parklands will occur during the next two years.
This work will require a steady flow of traffic mitigation plans
to be implemented by the IOC. Therefore, the mission of the IOC
remains as critical as ever.