City of Boston Traffic Advisory for St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday, March 15, 2015

The City of Boston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2015, in South Boston.  The parade will begin at 1 PM on West Broadway at Dorchester Avenue, will continue to East Broadway, and end at Farragut Road.

The St. Patrick’s Day Road Race will also take place in South Boston on Sunday beginning at 11 AM.   Runners will proceed from West Sixth Street at F Street onto Dorchester Street, right onto East Broadway, down and around the Farragut Statue at Day Boulevard, to East Broadway, right onto West Broadway, left onto E Street, left onto West Sixth Street, ending at the Boys and Girls Club at #230 West Sixth Street.

To accommodate the two events, staging/dispersal and clean-up, drivers should expect the following roads to be closed to vehicular traffic. Streets effected by the parade will close no later than 12 PM and streets effected by the road race will close no later than 10 AM.  

  • Broadway, from Dorchester Avenue to Farragut Road
  • On intersecting streets from Dorchester Avenue through Farragut Road, vehicular 
  • traffic will not be allowed to cross Broadway
  • Dorchester Avenue, in the vicinity of Gillette Park and Andrew Square
  • Old Colony Avenue, from Dorchester Avenue to C Street
  • Farragut Road, from Columbia Road to Shore Road/East First Street
  • All race route streets while the runners make their way to the finish line

Due to a combination of snow and Resident Parking Only restrictions, parking in the neighborhood is limited.  Additional parking restrictions that will be implemented temporarily to support Sunday’s events are as follows:

“Tow Zone, No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event Sunday”

  • Dorchester Avenue: Both sides, from Gillette Park to Old Colony Avenue (Staging Area)
  • Old Colony AvenueBoth sides, from Dorchester Avenue to C Street (Staging Area)
  • West BroadwayBoth sides, from Dorchester Avenue to Dorchester Street
  • East BroadwayBoth sides, from Dorchester Street to Farragut Road
  • East Broadway ExtensionBoth sides, from Farragut Road to Day Boulevard
  • Farragut Road: Both sides, from Day Boulevard to Shore Road /East First Street (Dispersal area) 
  • West Sixth StreetSouthwest side, from Dorchester Avenue to F Street
  • F Street: Southeast side (odd side – Boys & Girls Club side), West Sixth Street to Bowen Street 
  • Summer StreetSouth Station side, Atlantic Avenue heading east to the first MBTA bus stop and both sides, at East First Street, extended MBTA bus stops
  • East First Street: North side, between Acadia Street and M Street

People coming into Boston to attend these events are kindly asked to take the MBTA. Information on service may be found at  For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket.