MassDOT releases images of traffic cone launchers
BOSTON (AP) — People continue to toss traffic cones into the Charles River. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation continues to collect them.
Surveillance video released Friday following a public records request by NBC Boston showed several people hoisting the orange cones and tossing them one by one onto the Massachusetts Avenue bridge.
Earlier this month, workers spent hours retrieving more than 100 cones from the ice on the river.
“It’s a bit risky whenever there’s ice on a river. It can be dangerous,” MassDOT Highway administrator Jonathan Gulliver told NBC Boston at the time.
The cones were repeatedly removed from the bridge connecting Boston and Cambridge. They are part of a bike safety pilot program that launched in November.
MassDOT officials said it was unclear why people threw the cones off the bridge.