Traffic and Parking Advisories Posted for this Weekend

April 14, 2017
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The Boston Marathon and the City of Boston’s Patriot’s Day Parade will be held on Monday, April 17.  The BAA 5K, Invitational Mile, and the Kids Relay Races will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017.  These events will result in street closures and parking restrictions in Boston’s Back Bay and North End neighborhoods and in Government Center over the Patriot’s Day weekend.  People coming into the Boston for these events are urged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Hubway, the regional bike share system, may be found at www.theHubway.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.MBTA.com.  For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket.  Walking is also a good way to move around the City.

Changes to this traffic and parking plan may be made by Boston’s Police and Transportation Departments in the days leading up to the events for the purpose of advancing public safety and traffic management.  Up-to-date information will be available on posted signs and variable message boards as well as at www.boston.gov

 

MONDAY, APRIL 17,

BOSTON MARATHON

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic on Monday, April 17, 2017.

5 AM – Charles Street, adjacent to the Boston Common will close

6 AM – Boylston Street, Hereford Street to Arlington Street will close

8 AM – All streets east of Massachusetts Avenue (as well as Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 22) will close

8 AM – All streets west of Massachusetts Avenue in the Kenmore Square Audubon Circle area will close

8:30 AM – All streets in the Brighton area leading to the route will close

Boylston Street is expected to reopen at 8 PM; all other streets are expected to reopen at 7PM.

 

5 AM – Boston Common Area

Boylston Street, Tremont Street to Arlington Street

Charles Street, Park Plaza to Beacon Street

 

6 AM – Back Bay Area

Boylston Street, Hereford Street to Arlington Street (cross streets will remain open until 8 AM)

 

8 AM – Back Bay Area

Berkeley Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Clarendon Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Dartmouth Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Exeter Street, Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue

Ring Road, Huntington Avenue to Boylston Street

Fairfield Street, Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Gloucester Street, Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Providence Street, Arlington Street to Berkeley Street

Trinity Place, St. James Avenue to Massachusetts Turnpike on-ramp

Boylston Street, Massachusetts Avenue to Arlington Street

Newbury Street, Arlington Street to Charlesgate East

St. James Avenue, Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street

Huntington Avenue (outbound), Dartmouth Street to Belvidere Street

Stuart Street, Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street

Blagden Street, Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street

Berkeley Street, Columbus Avenue to Newbury Street

Clarendon Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Dartmouth Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Exeter Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Huntington Avenue

Fairfield Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Gloucester Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Hereford Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Dalton Street, Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

Belvidere Street, Huntington Avenue to Dalton Street

 

8 AM – Kenmore Square Area

Beacon Street, Park Drive to Commonwealth Avenue

Brookline Avenue, Lansdowne Street to Commonwealth Avenue

Newbury Street Extension, Brookline Avenue to Charlesgate West

Commonwealth Avenue (inbound), from BU Bridge to Gloucester Street

Commonwealth Avenue (outbound), Hereford Street to Deerfield Street

Kenmore Street, Newbury Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)

Raleigh Street, Beacon Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)

 

8:30 AM – Brighton Area

Commonwealth Avenue, Beacon Street to Gloucester Street, and from the Newton City Line (Lake Street) to Chestnut Hill Avenue

Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill Avenue to the Brookline town line (Cleveland Circle)

Chestnut Hill Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue to Brookline town line (Ayr Road)

 

MONDAY, APRIL 17

PATRIOTS DAY PARADE

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The parade will begin at 9:15 AM at City Hall Plaza.  Participants will march from Cambridge Street to Tremont Street, left to Bromfield Street, left to Washington Street, right to State Street, left to Congress Street (east side of roadway), right to Hanover Street, ending at the Paul Revere Mall.  Streets along the route will be closed to traffic briefly as the parade proceeds.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 15,

BAA 5K, INVITATIONAL

MILE AND KIDS

RELAY RACES

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

On Saturday, April 15, streets along the routes of the B.A.A. 5K, the B.A.A. Invitational Mile and the Kids Relay Races will all be closed to traffic.  All streets are expected to be open by 4:30 PM.

 

At 6 AM, traffic will be prohibited from Charles Street, between Boylston Street and Beacon Street.  The 5K will begin at 9:30 AM on Charles Street near the Center Gate of the Public Garden and is expected to last about one hour with roads opening up as the tail vehicle passes. An estimated 10,000 runners will turn right onto Boylston Street, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Commonwealth Avenue outbound via the underpass at Massachusetts Avenue, left onto Charlesgate West, left onto Commonwealth Avenue inbound via the underpass at Massachusetts Avenue, right onto Hereford Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street.

Following the 5k, the Invitational Mile will start.  Boylston Street, from Hereford Street to Clarendon Street will be closed, along with Newbury Street, from Clarendon Street to Fairfield Street, and Exeter Street, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street.

The Kids Relay Races will start at 2 PM at Copley Square Park with approximately 1,000 participants.  Starting at Boylston Street and Clarendon Street, run to Dartmouth Street, make U turn and repeat.

 

PATRIOTS DAY WEEKEND

 PARKING RESTRICTIONS

 

Parking will be restricted on several streets in the Back Bay on Monday, April 17, 2017, as well as on Saturday, April 15, 2017.  Parking will also be restricted on some streets several days in advance of the weekend to allow preparations to take place.  Parking restrictions are as follows.

 

No Stopping April 5 to April 20

Boylston Street (both sides)

Exeter Street to Dartmouth Street

Boylston Street

From Dartmouth Street near the Copley Square Mall to Clarendon St

Exeter Street (east side)

Boylston Street to Blagden Street

Blagden Street (south side)

Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street

 

No Stopping April 10 to April 20

Blagden Street (north side)

Dartmouth Street to BPL Driveway

 

No Parking April 11 to April 18, BAA Vehicles Only

Trinity Place (both sides)

South of Stuart Street

 

No Stopping April 12 to April 18

Exeter Street (west side)

Alley 441 to Boylston Street

 

No Stopping Saturday 12:01 AM through 3PM

Newbury Street (both sides)

Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street

 

No Stopping Friday, Saturday & Monday

Beacon Street (Boston Common side)

Charles Street to Joy Street

Boylston Street (both sides)

Dalton Street to Arlington Street

Exeter Street (both sides)

Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue (except where otherwise posted)

Dartmouth Street (both sides)

Boylston Street to Newbury Street

Trinity Place (both sides)

St. James Avenue to Stuart Street

 

No Stopping Saturday to Monday

Cambridge Street (both sides)

Court Street to Sudbury Street excluding any active construction zones

St. James Avenue (both sides)

Dartmouth Street to Arlington Street

 

No Stopping Saturday & Monday

Boylston Street (both sides)

Arlington Street to Charles Street

Charles Street (both sides)

Boylston Street to Beacon Street

St. James Avenue (both sides)

Berkeley Street to Dartmouth Street

Stuart Street (both sides)

Huntington Avenue to Arlington Street

 

No Stopping Monday

Arlington Street (both sides)

Beacon Street to Stuart Streets

Arlington Street (odd side)

Columbus Avenue to Isabella Street

Beacon Street (both sides)

Chestnut Hill Avenue to Brookline Line

Beacon Street (both sides)

Bay State Road to the Brookline Town Line

Belvidere Street (both sides)

Huntington Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue

Berkeley Street (both sides)

Columbus Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue

Blagden Street (both sides)

Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street

Bromfield Street (south side)

Washington Street to Tremont Street

Cambridge Street (west side)

Court Street to Beacon Street / Tremont Street

Cambridge Street (both sides)

Sudbury Street to Tremont Street

Charles Street (both sides)

Boylston Street to Beacon Street

Charles Street South (both sides)

Park Plaza to Boylston Street

Chestnut Hill Avenue (both sides)

Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

Clarendon Street (both sides)

Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Cleveland Circle (both sides)

Parking areas adjacent to Cassidy Playground and adjacent to Sutherland Road, from Beacon Street to Chestnut Hill Avenue

Columbus Avenue (both sides)

Arlington Street to Dartmouth (unless otherwise posted)

Commonwealth Avenue (south/inbound side)

Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) to 80’ east of Hereford

Commonwealth Avenue (inbound)

Lake Street to Chestnut Hill Avenue

Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)

Charlesgate West to Deerfield Street

Congress Street (northbound roadway, east side)

State Street to Hanover Street

Dalton Street (both sides)

Boylston Street to Clearway Street

Dartmouth Street (both sides)

Newbury Street to Commonwealth Avenue

Saint James Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Deerfield Street (both sides)

Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road

East Dedham Street (both sides)

Harrison Avenue to Albany Street

Exeter Street (both sides)

Commonwealth Avenue to Newbury Street

Fairfield Street (both sides)

Boylston Street to Commonwealth Avenue

Gloucester Street (both sides)

Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Hanover Street (both sides)

Street to Commercial Street

Hereford Street (both sides)

Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Huntington Avenue (northwest/odd side)

Blagden Street to Massachusetts Avenue

Kenmore Street (both sides)

Newbury Street to Beacon Street

Merrimac Street (odd side)

New Chardon Street to Staniford Street, excluding car-share space

Newbury Street (both sides)

Arlington Street to Brookline Avenue

New Chardon Street (both sides)

Merrimac Street to Cambridge Street

Plympton Street (both sides)

Harrison Avenue to Albany Street

Providence Street (both sides)

Arlington Street to Berkeley Street

Raleigh Street (both sides)

Bay State Road to Beacon Street

State Street (both sides)

Washington Street to Congress Street

Stanhope Street (both sides)

Berkeley Street to Clarendon Street

Scotia Street (both sides)

Dalton Street to St. Cecilia Street

St. Cecilia Street (both sides)

Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

Tremont Street (both sides)

Cambridge Street to Stuart Street

Washington Street (both sides)

Bromfield Street to State Street

 

No Stopping Monday Buses Only 10AM to 5PM

Beacon Street (South side/Public Garden side)

Charles Street to Arlington Street

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