Traffic Advisory: Major Traffic Expected In East Boston Today 12:00-2:00 PM

Over 5,000 motorcycles are expected to participate in a motorcycle ride for charity today in East Boston.  Major traffic delays are expected beginning at about 12:00 PM and lasting until about  2:00 PM as the ride makes it's way around East Boston and ends at Suffolk Downs.  Many main streets and side routes will be affected with specific heavy traffic expected in  McLellan Highway, Boardman, Saratoga, Bennington, Meridian and Chelsea Streets as well as the surrounding areas near Suffolk Downs.  Residents and travellers are urged to leave extra time for travel, seek alternate routes or utilize the MBTA.