The Transportation Department issued the following press release:
Due to a Boston Police Special Event, a number of traffic detours and temporary parking restrictions will be implemented on downtown streets.
Huntington Avenue eastbound from West Newton Street will be closed to traffic from Noon to 4 PM. Within this same time frame, there will be intermittent closings of Dartmouth Street and St. James Avenue as well.
"No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Friday" signs will be posted at the following locations.
Huntington Avenue, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street
Stuart Street, both sides, from Exeter Street to Trinity Place
Dartmouth Street, both sides, from Back Bay Station to Boylston Street
St. James Avenue, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to Trinity Place
Blagden Street, both sides, from Huntington Avenue to 50 yards toward Exeter Street
Drivers are encouraged to avoid traveling in the area if possible on Friday and to pay close attention to all posted parking regulations.
Additional Note from BPD: For security purposes, we are unable to provide specific times on street closures. BPD intends to conduct "rolling closures" in an effort to decrease impact on traffic. We suggest that communters anticipate delays in the areas listed above and seek alternative routes. The Boston Police Department intends to minimally impact traffic and keep the City moving as smoothly as possible.