BPD Traffic Advisory: Parking and Traffic Restrictions for Upcoming Fourth of July Events

JULY 4TH TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Special events taking place as part of the City of Boston’s annual July 4th celebration will require street closings and parking restrictions at select locations in Boston.  People coming into the City to enjoy the festivities are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  People coming into Boston to attend are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.mbta.com. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. Walking is also a great way to move around Boston.

The City of Boston’s Police and Transportation Departments may make changes to this plan as necessary.  Please see www.boston.gov for the most up to date July 4th traffic and parking impacts on local streets in the city.

 In addition to state owned roadways in the area, due to the concert and fireworks at the Hatch Shell, the following local streets in the Back Bay will be closed to traffic.

 

Wednesday, 7/3/19, beginning at 3 PM

• Berkeley Street at Beacon Street

 

Thursday, 7/4/18, beginning at 6 PM

• Beacon Street, from Charles Street to Massachusetts Avenue, and all streets feeding into Beacon Street

• Berkeley Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

• Dartmouth Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

• Fairfield Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

• Hereford Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

 

Parking will be impacted in the Back Bay as follows.

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday through Thursday”

• Beacon Street North side (even side), from David Mugar Way to Clarendon Street

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Wednesday & Thursday”

• Arlington Street, both sides, from Beacon Street to Commonwealth Avenue

• Berkeley Street. both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

• Clarendon Street. both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

• Dartmouth Street both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

• Exeter Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

• Beacon Street, both sides, from Charles Street to Dartmouth Street

• Back Street, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to David G Mugar Way

• Chestnut Street both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

• Mount Vernon Street, both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

• Pinckney Street, both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

• Revere Street, both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Charles Street

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Thursday”

• Arlington Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to St. James Avenue

• Berkeley Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Boylston Street

• Clarendon Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Marlborough Street

• Dartmouth Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Marlborough Street

• Exeter Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Marlborough Street

• Fairfield Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

• Gloucester Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

• Hereford Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

• Massachusetts Avenue, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

• Beacon Street, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to Charlesgate East

• Boylston Street, both sides, from Berkeley Street to Arlington Street

 

The Fourth of July Parade will begin at 9 AM on Thursday, July 4, at City Hall Plaza.  Traffic and parking in the vicinity of Government Center and Downtown will be impacted as follows.

 Traffic delays should be expected on the following parade route from approximately 9 AM through 10:15 AM.

 Leave City Hall Plaza, turn left onto Cambridge Street, continue onto Tremont Street, left onto Winter Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Court Street, pausing at the Old State House, left onto Congress Street, to Faneuil Hall.  During the pause at approximately 10 AM, a reading of the Declaration of Independence will take place from the balcony of the Old State House.  It is anticipated that Congress Street, State Street and Devonshire Street at the Old state House will be closed to traffic while the reading is taking place.

 

Parking will be impacted as follows.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Thursday”

• Cambridge Street, City Hall side, from Court Street to the JFK Federal Building

• Devonshire Street, both sides, from State Street to Quaker Lane

• State Street, both sides, from Congress Street to Washington Street

BPD Traffic Advisory: Parking and Traffic Restrictions for Friday June 7th Through Sunday June 9th, 2019


BOSTON PRIDE PARADE, SPECIAL OLYMPICS, OTHER EVENTS

Traffic Advisory for Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9, 2019

 

The Boston Pride Parade and related events, the Special Olympics and other special events taking place between Friday, June 7, and Sunday, June 9, will impact traffic and parking in Boston.  People coming into the City to attend are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.mbta.com. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. Walking is also a great way to move around Boston.

 

Friday, June 7

 

The Boston Dyke March will begin at 7 PM at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common.  An estimated 2,000 participants will exit the Boston Common, turn right onto Charles Street, left onto Beacon Street, left onto Arlington Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, left onto Clarendon Street, left onto Boylston Street, returning to the Boston Common at the corner of Boylston and Charles Streets.  Traffic will be delayed as participants proceed along the route.

 

The Special Olympics Massachusetts Torch Run will begin at 7 PM at Boston College’s Beacon Street Garage.  An estimated 200 runners will proceed to Beacon Circle, St. Thomas More Road (DCR Roadway), right onto Commonwealth Avenue, left onto Harry Agganis Way.

 

Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9

 

The Special Olympics Summer Games will take place at Boston University’s Nickerson Field and at Harvard University.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Friday through Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

·         Babcock Street, Braves Field Way to Ashford Street

·         Ashford Street, Babcock Street to Malvern Street

·         Alcorn Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Gardner Street

·         Malvern Street, Gardner Street to Ashford Street

·         Gardner Street, at Babcock Street

·         Harry Agganis Way, Commonwealth Avenue to the BU Police Department

 

Saturday, June 8

 

An estimated 20,000 Boston Pride Parade participants will gather on Boylston Street, between Dalton and Clarendon Streets.  At 12 PM an estimated 20,000 participants will march on Clarendon Street, left onto Tremont Street, left onto Berkeley Street, right onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street, right onto Beacon Street, left onto Tremont Street, straight onto Cambridge Street, right onto City Hall Plaza.  Streets along the route will be closed to traffic from approximately 10 AM through 4 PM.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

·         Boylston Street, both sides, Massachusetts Avenue to Tremont Street

·         Exeter Street, both sides, Newbury Street to St. James Avenue

·         Dartmouth Street, both sides, Newbury Street to St. James Avenue

·         Gloucester Street, both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street

·         Fairfield Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Newbury Street

·         Clarendon Street, both sides, Newbury Street to Tremont Street

·         Tremont Street, both sides, Union Park Street to East Berkeley Street

·         Berkeley Street, both sides, Tremont Street to Newbury Street

·         Charles Street South, both sides, Park Plaza to Boylston Street

·         Charles Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Beacon Street

·         Beacon Street, both sides, Charles Street to Tremont Street

·         Tremont Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Beacon Street

·         Court Street, both sides, Washington Street to Cambridge Street

·         Cambridge Street, Center Plaza side, Bowdoin Street to Court Street; and City Hall side, Sudbury Street to New Chardon Street

·         New Chardon Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Congress Street

 

Sunday, June 9

 

The Walk for Children’s Hospital, taking place on DCR property, will require “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday 12:01 AM to 3 PM” parking restrictions to be in effect on City of Boston streets as follows.

·         Beacon Street, opposite the Boston Public Garden, Brimmer Street to Beaver Street

·         Charles Street, Boston Public Garden side, from the center gate of the Boston Public Garden to Beacon Street.

BPD Traffic Advisory: Parking and Traffic Restrictions for 2019 Run to Remember Road Race

BPD Traffic Advisory: On Sunday May 26, 2019, the 15th Annual Run to Remember Road Race will require the closing of streets along the route from approximately 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. An estimated 10,000 runners will begin at 7 AM on Seaport Boulevard at the World Trade Center. They will proceed from Seaport Boulevard, right onto Atlantic Avenue, left onto State Street, right onto Congress Street, left onto New Chardon Street, right onto Cambridge Street, over the Longfellow Bridge, leaving the City of Boston into the City of Cambridge, returning to the City of Boston, via the Longfellow Bridge, right onto Charles Street, right onto Beacon Street, left onto Arlington Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue Outbound, left onto Berkeley Street, left onto Commonwealth Avenue Inbound, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto State Street, right onto Congress Street, left onto Atlantic Avenue, right onto Seaport Boulevard.

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday 6 AM to 12 Noon” parking restrictions will be in effect at the following locations.

• Beacon Street, Public Garden side, Charles Street to Arlington Street

• Cambridge Street, south side, New Chardon Street to Charles Circle

• Seaport Boulevard, both sides, B Street to Atlantic Avenue

• State Street, both sides, Atlantic Avenue to Congress Street

• Milk Street, both sides, Washington Street to Congress Street

 

BPD Traffic Advisory: Walk for Hunger, Polish Constitution Day, and Wake Up the Earth Day Celebration

The annual Walk for Hunger and 5K, as well as the Polish Constitution Day Festival, will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Wake Up the Earth Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  These events will result in street closures and reduce on-street parking availability. People coming into the City to attend are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.mbta.com. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. Walking is also a great way to move around Boston.

 

Walk for Hunger and 5K, Sunday, May 5th

  • Charles Street, Boylston and Beacon Streets, will be closed to traffic from 5 AM to approximately 12 Noon.

  • Commonwealth Avenue outbound, Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue, will be closed to traffic from 6 AM to approximately 12 Noon.

  • Beacon Street, at Chestnut Hill Avenue, Cleveland Circle, will be closed to traffic going toward the Reservoir from 8 AM to approximately 12 Noon.

 

An estimated 3,000 people will participate in the 5K with another 15,000 participating in the walk.  The walk is expected to conclude at 8 PM.

  • The 5K will begin on Charles Street at the Boston Common at 7:30 AM.  Runners will proceed right onto Boylston Street, right onto Arlington Street, right onto Beacon Street, right onto Charles Street to complete a loop around the Public Garden, then proceed right onto Boylston Street, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Commonwealth Avenue westbound, left onto Gloucester Street, left onto Commonwealth Avenue eastbound, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street.

  •  The walk will depart from the Boston Common at 8:30 AM.  Walkers will proceed to Beacon Street, left onto Arlington Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, through Kenmore Square, continuing on Beacon Street into the Town of Brookline, re-enter the City of Boston on Beacon Street at Ary Road in Brighton, continuing on Beacon Street into the City of Newton.

  • The return walk route will be on public sidewalks from the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts Avenue, left onto Commonwealth Avenue outbound, right onto Hereford Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, crossing Arlington Street to the Public Garden, through the Public Garden and returning to the Boston Common.

 “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect for this event as follows.

  • Arlington Street, Public Garden side, Beacon Street to Boylston Street

  • Beacon Street, Public Garden side, Charles Street to Arlington Street; and North side (opposite Boston Common side), from Spruce Street to Charles Street

  • Beacon Street, Outbound side, from Commonwealth Avenue (Kenmore Square) to Park Drive (Audubon Circle)

  • Boylston Street, Public Garden side, from Arlington Street to Charles Street

  • Charles Street, Both sides, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street

  • Commonwealth Avenue (outbound), from Hereford Street to #401 Commonwealth Avenue

  • Beacon Street, Brighton, Reservoir side, from Chestnut Hill Avenue westerly until the existing Tow Zone No Stopping Anytime regulations.

  • Cassidy Playground Parking Area, Both sides, Cassidy Playground parking area between Beacon Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue, on all parking meters.

 “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday and Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect for this event as follows.

  • Beacon Street, Boston Common side, from Charles Street to opposite Walnut Street

 

Polish Constitution Day Festival, Sunday, May 5th

Polish Constitution Day will be celebrated at the Polish American Citizens Club, 82 Boston Street, South Boston, from 11 AM to 6 PM.

  • Traffic will be delayed briefly for a short procession to begin at 12:15 PM at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church on Fr. Songin Way, to Dorchester Avenue, left onto Fr. Songin Way, left on Boston Street, ending at Al Zwiercan Way.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday 9 AM to 6 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect for this event as follows.

  • Al Zwiercan Way, both sides, Boston Street to end of street

  • Boston Street, both sides, Rawson Street heading north to the I93overpass bridge

 

Wake Up the Earth Day, Saturday, May 4th

Wake Up the Earth Day will be celebrated in Jamaica Plain.

  • Boylston and New Minton Streets will be closed to traffic from Amory Street to Lamartine Street from 8 AM to 8 PM.

  • A march will begin at 11:15 AM on Centre Street heading north, turn right on Lamartine Street, ending at the corner of Boylston and Amory Streets.

  • A second march will begin at 11:45 AM on Washington Street, turn left onto Columbus Avenue, left onto Centre Street, turn right onto Lamartine Street, ending at the corner of Boylston and Amory Streets.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Boylston Street, Jamaica Plain, both sides, Amory Street to Lamartine Street

  • Lamartine Street, Jamaica Plain, both sides, Boylston Street to Lawndale Terrace

 

BPD Traffic Advisory: Parking and Traffic Restrictions for Patriots Day Weekend 2019

PATRIOTS DAY WEEKEND 2019 TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Starting Wednesday, April 10, through Tuesday, April 16, Dartmouth Street is closed to traffic between Saint James Avenue and Boylston Street. We expect Dartmouth Street to reopen at 6:00 PM on Tuesday.

The following streets will be closed to traffic on Monday, April 15:

3:30 AM: Berkeley Street, between St. James Avenue and Newbury Street, and Boylston Street, from Berkeley Street to Arlington Street

5:00 AM: Charles Street and Boylston Street, next to the Boston Common and Public Garden

6:00 AM: Boylston Street, Hereford Street to Berkeley Street

8:00 AM: Streets east of Massachusetts Avenue and Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 22

8:00 AM: Streets west of Massachusetts Avenue in the Kenmore Square Audubon Circle area

8:30 AM: Streets in the Brighton area leading to the route

We expect to reopen Boylston Street at 8:00 PM. All other streets are expected to reopen at 7:00 PM

3:30 AM – BERKLEY STREET AND BOYLSTON STREET

Berkeley Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Boylston Street, Berkeley Street to Arlington Street

5:00 AM –BOSTON COMMON AREA

Boylston Street, Tremont Street to Arlington Street

Charles Street, Park Plaza to Beacon Street

6:00 AM – BACK BAY

Boylston Street, Hereford Street to Berkeley Street

8:00 AM – BACK BAY

Clarendon Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Dartmouth Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Exeter Street, Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue

Ring Road, Huntington Avenue to Boylston Street

Fairfield Street, Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Gloucester Street, Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Providence Street, Arlington Street to Berkeley Street

Trinity Place, St. James Avenue to Massachusetts Turnpike on-ramp

Boylston Street, Massachusetts Avenue to Arlington Street

Newbury Street, Arlington Street to Charlesgate East

St. James Avenue, Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street

Huntington Avenue (outbound), Dartmouth Street to Belvidere Street

Stuart Street, Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street

Blagden Street, Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street

Berkeley Street, Columbus Avenue to Newbury Street

Clarendon Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Dartmouth Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Exeter Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Huntington Avenue

Fairfield Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Gloucester Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Hereford Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Dalton Street, Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

Belvidere Street, Huntington Avenue to Dalton Street

8:00 AM – KENMORE SQUARE

Beacon Street, Park Drive to Commonwealth Avenue

Brookline Avenue, Lansdowne Street to Commonwealth Avenue

Newbury Street Extension, Brookline Avenue to Charlesgate West

Commonwealth Avenue (inbound), from BU Bridge to Gloucester Street

Commonwealth Avenue (outbound), Hereford Street to Deerfield Street

Kenmore Street, Newbury Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)

Raleigh Street, Beacon Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)

8:30 AM – BRIGHTON

Commonwealth Avenue, Beacon Street to Gloucester Street, and from the Newton

City Line (Lake Street) to Chestnut Hill Avenue

Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill Avenue to the Brookline town line (Cleveland Circle)

Chestnut Hill Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue to Brookline town line at Ayr Road

 

PATRIOTS DAY PARADE, MONDAY, APRIL 15

The parade will begin at 9:00 AM at City Hall Plaza.

Participants will march from:

Court Street to Cambridge Street to Tremont Street

left to Bromfield Street

left to Washington Street

right to State Street

left to Congress Street

right to Hanover Street, and

end at the Paul Revere Mall.

Streets along the route will be closed to traffic briefly as the parade proceeds. Hanover Street at the Paul Revere Mall will close at 7:00 AM

 

SATURDAY STREET CLOSURES - B.A.A 5K & I MILE INVITATIONAL

On Saturday, April 13, we will close streets along the routes of the B.A.A. 5K and the Invitational Mile to traffic. We expect to reopen all streets by 3:00 PM

B.A.A. 5K: At 6:00 AM, we will prohibit traffic on Charles Street, between Boylston Street and Beacon Street.  The 5K will begin at 8:00 AM on Charles Street, near the Center Gate of the Public Garden. We expect the race to last about one hour, with roads opening up as the tail vehicle of the race passes. An estimated 10,000 runners will turn:

right onto Boylston Street

right onto Arlington Street

left onto Commonwealth Avenue outbound via the underpass at Massachusetts Avenue

left onto Charlesgate West

left onto Commonwealth Avenue inbound via the underpass at Massachusetts Avenue

right onto Hereford Street

left onto Boylston Street, and

left onto Charles Street.

INVITATIONAL MILE: The Invitational Mile will start after the 5K. Formation will be on Boylston Street prior to Dartmouth Street, and the route will be:

Boylston Street, left to Dartmouth Street

left to Newbury Street, and

left to Exeter Street.

STREETS CLOSED DURING THE MILE:

Boylston Street, from Hereford Street to Clarendon Street

Newbury Street, from Clarendon Street to Fairfield Street

Exeter Street, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street

 

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

During Patriots Day Weekend, you won’t be able to park on several streets in the Back Bay on Saturday, April 13, and Monday, April 15. We also restrict some streets several days in advance of the weekend. Parking restrictions are as follows:

NO STOPPING APRIL 3 TO APRIL 18

Blagden Street (opposite side of Library), Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street

Boylston Street (both sides), Exeter Street to Dartmouth Street

Boylston Street, heading east by Copley Square Mall, from Dartmouth Street to Clarendon Street

Exeter Street (east side), Boylston Street to Blagden Street

NO STOPPING APRIL 8 TO 18

Blagden Street (north side), Dartmouth Street to BPL Driveway

NO STOPPING APRIL 10 TO 16

Exeter Street (west side), Alley 441 to Boylston Street

NO STOPPING FRIDAY TO MONDAY

Boylston Street (both sides), Fairfield Street to Exeter Street, unless otherwise posted

NO STOPPING FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND MONDAY

Beacon Street (Boston Common side), Charles Street to Joy Street

Boylston Street (both sides), Dalton Street to Arlington Street, unless otherwise posted

Dartmouth Street (both sides), Boylston Street to Newbury Street

Exeter Street (both sides), Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue

Trinity Place (both sides), St. James Avenue to Stuart Street

NO STOPPING SATURDAY TO MONDAY

Cambridge Street (both sides), Court Street to Sudbury

Saint James Avenue (both sides), Berkeley Street to Arlington Street

Boylston Street (south side, even side), Arlington Street to Hadassah Way

NO STOPPING SATURDAY AND MONDAY

Boylston Street (both sides), Arlington Street to Charles Street, unless otherwise posted

Charles Street (both sides), Boylston Street to Beacon Street

Saint James Avenue (both sides), Berkeley Street to Dartmouth Street

Stuart Street (both sides), Huntington Avenue to Arlington Street

NO STOPPING SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Clarendon Street (both sides), Newbury Street to Public Alley 436

Berkeley Street (both sides), Boylston Street to Newbury Street

Newbury Street (both sides, Berkeley Street west to # 69 Newbury Street

NO STOPPING SATURDAY 12:01 AM – 3:00 PM

Newbury Street (both sides), Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street

NO STOPPING MONDAY

Arlington Street (both sides), Beacon Street to Stuart Street

Arlington Street (odd side), Columbus Avenue to Isabella Street

Beacon Street, Brighton (both sides), Chestnut Hill Avenue to Brookline Line

Berkeley Street (both sides), Columbus Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue unless otherwise posted

Charles Street (both sides), Boylston Street to Beacon Street

Charles Street South (both sides), Park Plaza to Boylston Street

Chestnut Hill Avenue (both sides), Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

Clarendon Street (both sides), Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue unless otherwise posted

Cleveland Circle (both sides, parking area next to Cassidy Playground and parking area next to Sutherland Road), from Beacon Street to Chestnut Hill Avenue

Columbus Avenue (both sides), Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street

Commonwealth Avenue (south, inbound side), Beacon Street at Kenmore Square to 80 feet east of Hereford Street

Commonwealth Avenue, Lake Street to Chestnut Hill Avenue (inbound)

Dartmouth Street (both sides), Newbury Street to Commonwealth Avenue, Saint James Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Deerfield Street (both sides), Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road

NO STOPPING MONDAY

East Dedham Street (both sides), Harrison Avenue to Albany Street

Exeter Street (both sides), Commonwealth Avenue to Newbury Street

Fairfield Street (both sides), Boylston Street to Commonwealth Avenue

Gloucester Street (both sides), Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Hanover Street (both sides), Congress Street to Commercial Street

Hereford Street (both sides), Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Kenmore Street (both sides), Newbury Street to Beacon Street

Nassau Street (both sides), from Washington Street to Harrison Avenue

Newbury Street (both sides), Arlington Street to Brookline Avenue

Plympton Street (both sides), Harrison Avenue to Albany Street

Raleigh Street (both sides), Bay State Road to Beacon Street

Stanhope Street (both sides), Berkeley Street to Clarendon Street

Scotia Street (both sides), Dalton Street to St. Cecilia Street

St. Cecilia Street (both sides), Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

Washington Street (both sides), from Oak Street to Nassau Street, and (even side), Nassau Street to Kneeland Street

NO STOPPING MONDAY, BUSES ONLY 5:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Beacon Street (Public Garden side), Charles Street to Arlington Street

Beacon Street (both sides), Bay State Road to Brookline Town Line

Belvidere Street (both sides), Huntington Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue

Blagden Street (both sides), Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street

Bromfield Street (both sides), Tremont Street to Washington Street

Cambridge Street (both sides), Somerset Street to Bromfield Street

Congress Street (Faneuil Hall side), State Street to Hanover Street

NO STOPPING MONDAY, BUSES ONLY 5:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Commonwealth Avenue, (outbound) Charlesgate West to Deerfield Street

Dalton Street (both sides), Boylston Street to Clearway Street

Huntington Avenue (odd side), Blagden Street to Massachusetts Avenue

New Chardon Street (both sides), Merrimac Street to Cambridge Street

Providence Street (both sides), Arlington Street to Berkeley Street

State Street (both sides), Congress Street to Washington Street

Tremont Street (both sides), Cambridge Street to Stuart Street

Washington Street (both sides), Bromfield Street to State Street

BPD Traffic Advisory - Full List of Street Closures and Parking Restrictions for Activities Surrounding Super Bowl 53 on Sunday February 3, 2019

Due to the participation of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII taking place on Sunday, February 3, temporary traffic and parking restrictions will be in effect to ensure safety and access on City of Boston streets. The following are planned restrictions. The Boston Police Department will implement additional restrictions as necessary. 

The following planned street closures will be in effect from approximately 9 PM to 1 AM:

  •  Commonwealth Avenue, from the Boston University Bridge to Massachusetts Avenue, Both sides

  • Brookline Avenue, from Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) to Pilgrim Road*Vehicles in garages/parking lots that have no other exit to another public way will be directed in a southerly direction toward Park Drive

  • Boylston Street, from Pilgrim Road to Westland Avenue

  • Ipswich Street, from Boylston Street at Hemenway Street to Boylston Street at Park Drive

  • Lansdowne Street, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street

  • Van Ness Street, from Ipswich Street to Yawkey Way, and from Jersey Street to Kilmarnock Street

  • Jersey Street, from Boylston Street to Van Ness Street 

“No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows

BRIGHTON AREA

  • Brighton Avenue

Both sides, from Linden Street to Allston Street

  • Harvard Avenue

Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Cambridge Street

 KENMORE SQUARE AREA

  • Bay Sate Road

Both sides, from Beacon Street to Granby Street

  • Beacon Street

Both sides, from Massachusetts Avenue to Park Drive

  • Boylston Street

Both sides, from Massachusetts Avenue to Brookline Avenue (including DCR areas)

  • Brookline Avenue

Both sides, from Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) to Pilgrim Road

  • Burlington Street

Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to the Dead End

  • Commonwealth Avenue

Both sides, both roadways, from Massachusetts Avenue to the Boston University Bridge

  • Deerfield Street

Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road

  • Fullerton Street

Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to the Dead End

  • Granby Street

Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road

  • Ipswich Street

Both sides, from Boylston Street at Hemenway Street to Boylston Street (Sunoco Gas Station)

  • Jersey Street

Both sides, from Boylston Street to Park Drive

  • Kenmore Square (in its entirety)

Both sides, both roadways, from Kenmore/Raleigh Streets to Deerfield Street / Beacon Streets

  • Kilmarnock Street

Both sides, from Van Ness Street to Park Drive

  • Lansdowne Street

Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street

  • Newbury Street Extension

Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Charles Gate West

  • Overland Street

Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to the Dead End

  • Park Drive (DCR Roadway)

Left side, Left roadway (Roberto Clemente Park side) from Aggassi Road to opposite Kilmarnock Street

  • Raleigh Street

Both sides, from Bay State Road to Commonwealth Avenue

  • Sherborn Street

Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road

  • Silber Way

Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road

  • Van Ness Street

Both sides, from Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street

  • Jersey Street

Both sides, from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue

 

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY AREA

  • Columbus Avenue

Both sides, from Melnea Cass Boulevard to Douglas Park

  • Hemenway Street

Both sides, from Forsyth Street to Boylston Street

  • Westland Avenue

Both sides, from Hemenway Street to Massachusetts Avenue

 

FANEUIL HALL AREA

  • Congress Street

Both sides, from New Chardon Street to State Street

  • Hanover Street

Both sides, from Congress Street to Surface Road

  • New Chardon Street

Both sides, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street/Congress Street

  • North Street

Both sides, from Surface Road to Congress Street

  • Union Street

Both sides, from North Street to Hanover Street

 

NORTH STATION AREA

  • Canal Street

Both sides, from New Chardon Street to Causeway Street

  • Causeway Street

Both sides, from Merrimac Street to North Washington Street

 

Traffic Advisory for First Night

Traffic Restrictions 

On Monday, December 31, Boylston Street, between Dartmouth Street and Charles Street, will be closed to traffic from approximately 4 PM to 8 PM. 

On Monday, December 31, Charles Street, between Boylston Street and Beacon Street, will be closed to traffic from approximately 5 PM to 8 PM.

 Parking Restrictions 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday-Tuesday” parking restrictions will be in effect from Sunday, 12/30/18, through Tuesday, 1/1/19, as follows.

  • Boylston Street, Copley Square side, from Dartmouth Street to Clarendon Street

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Monday 12:01AM–Tuesday 5:00AM” parking restrictions will be in effect from 12:01 AM on Monday, 12/31/18, through 5 AM on Tuesday, 1/1/19, as follows.

  • Boylston Street, both sides, from Berkeley Street to Arlington Street

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Monday” parking restrictions will be in effect on Monday, December 31, 2018 as follows.

  • Arlington Street, both sides, from Beacon Street to Boylston Street

  • Atlantic Avenue, east side, from East India Row to Commercial Street; west side, from Commercial Wharf to Cross Street

  • Beacon Street, both sides, from Charles Street to Arlington Street

  • Berkeley Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street

  • Blagden Street, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street, not including the BPL parking zone

  • Boylston Street, both sides from Exeter Street to Berkeley Street; Public Garden side, from Arlington Street to Charles Street

  • Charles Street, Public Garden side, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street

  • Charles Street South, odd side, from Park Plaza to Boylston Street

  • Clarendon Street, north side, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street; Trinity Church side, from Boylston Street to Saint James Avenue

  •  Dartmouth Street, both sides, from St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

  • Saint James Avenue, both sides, from Clarendon Street to Dartmouth Street

  • Trinity Place, Copley Fairmont side, from Saint James Avenue to Stuart Street; both sides, from Stuart Street to the Clarendon Street Parking garage, at/ opposite #40 Trinity Place

 

Traffic and Parking Restrictions to Take Effect for 2018 World Series Celebration Rally

Traffic and Parking Restrictions for the 2018 World Series Celebration Rally: On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM, the City of Boston will be home to the 2018 Red Sox World Series Celebration Rally. To ensure the safety and security of fans, traffic and parking restrictions will take effect on Tuesday and will remain in effect until the end of Wednesday. Those attending are expected to behave responsibly and show respect to both people and property in our city. Please note, however, modifications to these restrictions may be made by the Boston Police Department at any time.

The parade route will be as follows: Lansdowne Street, right onto Ipswich Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Tremont Street, continuing onto Cambridge Street, right onto Staniford Street where it will end.

“No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Tuesday midnight & Wednesday at 11.59 p.m.” signs at the following locations:

The traffic restrictions below are expected to take effect at approximately 9:00 AM on Wednesday and will remain in effect until the conclusion of the rally.

Lansdowne Street

  • Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street

Van Ness Street

  • Both sides, from Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street

Jersey Street

  • Both sides, from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue

Ipswich Street

  • Both sides, from Charlesgate East heading towards Fenway Park to Boylston Street (near CVS)

The parking restrictions below will start at 12 AM on Wednesday and be in effect until Wednesday at 11:59 PM. Enforcement is scheduled to begins at 12:01 AM on Wednesday

“No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Wednesday” signs at the following locations:

Brookline Avenue

  • Both sides, from Park Drive to Commonwealth Avenue

Dalton Street

  • Both sides, from Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

Gloucester Street

  • Both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Boylston Street

  • Both sides, from Park Drive to Ipswich Street

  • Both sides, from the Fenway (DCR) to Tremont Street

  • Exeter Street

  • Both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Clarendon Street

  • Both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Berkeley Street

  • Both sides, from Saint James Avenue to Boylston Street

Providence Street

  • Both sides, from Arlington Street to Berkeley Street

Arlington Street

  • Both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Charles Street South

  • Both sides, from Park Plaza to Boylston Street

Tremont Street

  • Both sides, from Boylston Street to Cambridge Street

West Street

  • Both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street

Temple Place

  • Both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street

Bromfield Street

  • Both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street

Cambridge Street

  • Both sides, from Tremont Street to Blossom Street

Beacon Street

  • Both sides, from Somerset Street to Tremont Street

New Sudbury Street

  • Both sides, from Cambridge Street to Congress Street

Congress Street

  • Both sides, from New Sudbury Street to State Street

State Street

  • Both sides, from Congress Street to Court Street

Court Street

  • Both sides, from Tremont Street to Cambridge Street

New Chardon Street

  • Both sides, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street (Congress Street)

Staniford Street

  • Both sides, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street

Plympton Street

  • Both sides, from Albany Street to Harrison Avenue

East Dedham Street

  • Both sides, from Harrison Avenue to Albany Street

Columbus Avenue

  • Both sides, from Melnea Cass Boulevard to Douglas Park

 

BPD Traffic Advisory: Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 18, 2018

2018 St Patrick's Day Parade Route

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as well as the South Boston Boys and Girls Club Road Race, will be held in South Boston on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The parade and road race will result in street closures and traffic detours in South Boston and reduce on-street parking availability. Those coming into South Boston for the festivities are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Blue Bikes, the regional bike share system, may be found at www.thehubway.com, and information on the MBTA may be found at www.MBTA.com. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket.

The parade will take place beginning at 1:00 PM on West Broadway at the Broadway MBTA Station and ending on East Broadway at Farragut Road.  Broadway will be closed to traffic from approximately 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The road race will begin at 11:00 AM on West Sixth Street at the Boys and Girls Club and will end at noon. Traffic will be delayed along the route as runners make their way to the finish line.  The route will be from West Sixth Street to 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.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday and Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows:

•    West Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to Dorchester Street
•    East Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Street to Farragut Road
•    Farragut Road, both sides, from Columbia Road to East First Street

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows:

•    Dorchester Avenue, both sides, from Gillette Park to Old Colony Avenue (Staging Area)
•    East First Street, both sides, from Farragut Road to O Street
•    West Sixth Street, both sides, from F Street to Dorchester Street
•    F Street, Boys and Girls Club side, from West Sixth Street to Bowen Street

BPD TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR FIRST NIGHT 2018 CELEBRATION

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Ideally, if you’re coming into Boston for First Night, we’d prefer you leave your car at home and take the MBTA. Information on service may be found on the MBTA's website. That said, if you do decide to drive, please familiarize yourself with and take note of the following street closures.

TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Boylston Street from Exeter Street to Tremont Street, 4 PM to 8 PM on 12/31/16
  • Charles Street from Park Plaza to Beacon Street, 5 PM to 8 PM on 12/31/16
  • Dartmouth St from St. James Ave to Boylston St, 10AM on 12/31/16 to 1AM on 1/1/17

TEMPORARY PARKING RESTRICTIONS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday to Sunday”

  • Boylston Street, Copley Square side, Dartmouth Street to Clarendon Street
  • Blagden Street, both sides, Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street, not including BPL parking zone
  • Trinity Place, Copley Fairmont side, from Saint James Avenue to Stuart Street, and, both sides, from Stuart Street to the Clarendon Street Parking garage, opposite #40

“Tow Zone No Stopping Saturday"

  • Arlington Street, both sides, from Beacon Street to Boylston Street
  • Beacon Street, both sides, from Charles Street to Arlington Street
  • Berkeley Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Boylston Street, both sides, from Exeter Street to Arlington Street (not including BPL parking zone), and, Public Garden side, from Arlington Street to Charles Street
  • Clarendon Street, both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street, and, Trinity Church side, from Boylston Street to Saint James Avenue
  • Dartmouth Street, both sides, from St. James Street to Newbury Street
  • Saint James Avenue, both sides, from Clarendon Street to Dartmouth Street

BPD Traffic Advisory: 2017 Caribbean Carnival and Parade Today in Boston

The Caribbean Carnival and Parade will take place in the City of Boston on Saturday, August 26, 2017.  Street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect in the area of the celebration and traffic delays should be expected. Those attending the events are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. 

The Caribbean Carnival Parade will begin at 1 PM on Martin Luther King Boulevard and will proceed on Warren Street to Blue Hill Avenue, ending at the Circuit Drive (Peabody Circle) entrance to Franklin Park. Formation for this parade will take place on Martin Luther King Boulevard between Warren and Washington Streets.

The Boston Police Department will begin redirecting traffic away from the Caribbean Carnival Parade route at 11:00 AM.

·        Outbound (west) vehicle traffic on Columbia Road will be rerouted at Geneva Avenue with all traffic being directed to turn left (south) onto Geneva Avenue toward Bowdoin Street.

·        Vehicle traffic on Blue Hill venue will be redirected at Blue Hill Avenue and Talbot Avenue with no traffic on Blue Hill Avenue toward American Legion Highway.

·        At Blue Hill Avenue and American Legion Highway, all traffic will be directed onto Blue Hill Avenue (south) toward Talbot Avenue.

·        Vehicle traffic on Columbus Avenue will be directed onto Walnut Avenue at the intersection of Columbus Avenue, Seaver Street and Walnut Avenue.

·        No vehicle traffic will be allowed on Seaver Street toward Blue Hill Avenue.

Temporary "Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event" parking restrictions will be in effect on Saturday as follows.

·        Talbot Avenue, Kerwin Street to Blue Hill Avenue

·        Blue Hill Avenue, Harvard Street to Warren Street

·        Dale Street, Walnut Avenue to #56 Dale Street, and Sherman Street to Warren Street

·        Columbia Road, Blue Hill Avenue to Seaver Street

·        Glenway Street, Blue Hill Avenue past Old Road to #11 Glenway

·        Glenway Street, School Yard, along the fence abutting Glenway Street

·        Martin Luther King Boulevard, Warren Street to Washington Street

·        Old Road, Glenway Street to Columbia Road

·        Seaver Street, Blue Hill Avenue to #280 Seaver Street

·        Warren Street, from Martin Luther King Boulevard to Blue Hill Avenue

·        Circuit Drive, Blue Hill Avenue to Morton Street

·        Walnut Avenue, Franklin Park side, Seaver Street to Sigourney Street

·        Sigourney Street, Franklin Park side, Walnut Avenue to Glen Road

·        Walnut Avenue, both sides, Seaver Street to Park Lane