BPD Traffic Alert: Multiple Street Closures for BAA Events on Saturday April 18

Beginning at 5:00 AM the BPD will close several streets in the areas of Copley Plaza and the Boston Common with all streets expected to be reopened by 3:00 PM.  

The BAA will hold a 5K at about 8:00 AM which will impact Charles Street, Boylston Street, Arlington Street, Commonwealth Avenue, Charlesgate West, Massachusetts Avenue and Hereford Street.

At about 10:30 AM a series of one mile races will begin featuring middle school and high school students from the communities that the marathon passes through.  These races will impact Boylston, Dartmouth, Newbury and Exeter Streets.

The final event of the day is a relay race for elementary school children from each of the eight cities and towns which will begin at 1:00 PM.  The race will be held on Boylston Street between Clarendon and Dartmouth Streets. 

Traffic is expected to be impacted along the routes and surrounding areas.  Travelers are encouraged to leave extra time, seek alternate routes or utilize public transportation.