It is evidence of the bleak state of matters that the staff at Dunkin’ Donuts in Framingham started to take notice the last few weeks when Bill Sell arrived increasingly early.
They’ve wondered aloud why he, and many of the other morning regulars, are standing in line for their daily jolt of caffeine at least 20 minutes ahead of schedule.
Two words: the Pike.
“On a good day, it’s an extra 20 minutes. On a bad day, it’s quite a bit more than that,” said Sell, who works at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in South Boston. “And I have no idea how bad it will be once we hit Labor Day, because the schools are back and everyone’s back from vacation.”
Any daily traveler on the Massachusetts Turnpike has noticed: Starting in July, construction on a stretch of Interstate 90 in Boston began causing disruption, with the left lane blocked in both directions by concrete barriers.
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