Traffic Advisory - Beantown Jazz Festival, Circle the City & Phantom Gourmet Food Festival

Special events taking place in Boston this weekend will require streets closures and parking restrictions.  The Boston Transportation Department encourages participants and spectators to leave their private vehicles at home and take advantage of the MBTA.

In addition to the special events noted below, drivers are advised that, due to ongoing Muddy River Project construction, starting at 7 AM on Saturday, September 28, Brookline Avenue will become one-way inbound between the Riverway and Park Drive.  Drivers traveling Brookline Avenue or Boylston Street outbound who want to continue down Brookline   Avenue to the Longwood Medical Area will need to travel around the rotary, via Park   Drive and the Riverway, back to Brookline Avenue.  Message boards will be in place to guide drivers through these changes.

The Beantown Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, September 28, in the South End.  Columbus   Avenue, from Massachusetts Avenue to Burke Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic.  In addition, Northampton Street, Camden Street, Douglas Park, Davenport Street, Benton Street and Burke Street, from Columbus Avenue to Tremont Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic.

The following temporary parking restrictions will be in effect.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Friday and Saturday”

  • Columbus Avenue,
  • North side, from Massachusetts Avenue to Northampton Street
  • South side, from Burke Street to Benton Street

“Tow Zone No Stopping Saturday”

  • Benton Street,
  • Both sides, from Columbus Avenue to Tremont Street
  • Burke Street,
  • Both sides, from Tremont Street to Columbus Avenue
  • Camden Street,
  • Both sides, from Columbus Avenue to the Dead End
  • Both sides, from Tremont Street to Columbus Avenue
  • Columbus Avenue,
  • Both sides, from Northampton Street to Benton Street
  • North side, from opposite Benton Street to opposite Burke Street
  • South side, from Northampton Street to Massachusetts Avenue
  • South side, in front of the Harriet Tubman House (#566 Columbus Avenue), Massachusetts Avenue to West Springfield Street
  • Davenport   Street,
  • Both sides, from Tremont Street to Columbus Avenue
  • Douglass Park,
  • Both sides, from Columbus Avenue to Tremont Street
  • Northampton   Street,
  • Both sides, from Columbus Avenue to the Dead End
  • Both sides, from Tremont Street to Columbus Avenue

Circle the City will be taking place on Sunday, September 29 on Blue Hill Avenue from 12 Noon until 5 PM.  From Warren Street to Dudley Street, Blue Hill Avenue will be closed to motorized vehicles so that it may be used by residents and visitors for walking, biking, blading, running and other healthy activities.

The following temporary parking restriction will be in effect.

“Tow Zone, No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Sunday 12 Noon to 5 PM”

  • Blue Hill   Avenue
  • Both sides, from Warren Street to Dudley Street

The Phantom Gourmet Food Festival will be held on Sunday, September 29, in the Fenway.  Lansdowne   Street and Ipswich Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 3 AM to approximately 7:30 PM.

Temporary “Tow Zone, No Stopping, Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect at the following locations.

  • Lansdowne   Street,
  • Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street
  • Ipswich Street,
  • Both sides, from Jillian’s Club to the alley between the gas station
  • and the Boston Arts Academy
  • North side, (Jillian’s side), from #145 Ipswich Street heading easterly,continuing under the overpass of Charlesgate, and ending  at Boylston Street at Hemenway Street.