of State Police Weston Barracks
State Police Weston was built in the early 1970's, replacing the Southborough barracks and the old Troop E Headquarters, which was located at Interchange 19, Beacon Park. The Weston barracks primary patrol area is on Route I-90, a toll highway, from Interchange 11, in Grafton to Interchange 19, in Brighton. The Massachusetts Turnpike, Rte. 90, was opened in 1957, and was 123 miles long, from New York to Weston, connecting to Rte. 128. In 1965, the 11-mile section of the Boston Extension connected Rt. 90 to metropolitan Boston, for a total of 134 miles.
SP Weston supported coverage of the 11-mile Boston Extension up until 2002. Today, SP Weston provides coverage up to the Allston-Brighton tolls on the Boston Extension and the Tunnel Division, or H-9, maintains jurisdiction for the remainder of Rte. 90 east of IC-19. In 1990 and 1992 respectfully, the Westfield and Charlton sub-stations became staffed on a full time basis. Prior to those staffing changes, SP Weston (H-8) was responsible for the operational control of the entire Massachusetts Turnpike (RTE I-90).
Approximately 105,000 vehicles travel on Rt. 90 into the City of Boston daily, and the Troopers of SP Weston provide not only highway patrol, but also investigative and public assistance skills. In addition to Rte. I-90 patrol and police related responsibilities, SP Weston also assists adjoining cities and town police departments along the Turnpike.
Support and assistance is also provided to other state entities, such as the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority complex in Weston, and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, Conrail (CSX) and Amtrak all providing rail service to and from the city of Boston and its surrounding areas.
The Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte. I 90) is one of the busiest roadways in the nation, and it remains one of the safest in the nation as well.
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