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2023 Boston Marathon Traffic Advisory

Street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect in Boston in the week leading up to the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2023.

The Boston Marathon and the Patriots Day Parade will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023. The B.A.A 5K and Invitational Mile will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect in the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Fenway-Kenmore, North End and Government Center.

People coming into the City for the events are urged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on Bluebike rentals may be found on the Bluebikes website and public transit information can be found on the MBTA website. 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.

Changes to the restrictions on this page may be made by the City of Boston’s Police and Transportation Departments. It is important to read all posted signs and variable message boards carefully.

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Boston Marathon Map

View a map of street closures and parking restrictions on Marathon Monday.

Boston Marathon Map

Roadway Closures and Parking Restrictions

Closures and Restrictions
No Stopping April 5 to April 20
  • Blagden Street, (south side, opposite side of Library) Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street for HP parking

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

  • Boylston Street, Dartmouth Street (from Dartmouth Street to Clarendon Street)

  • Exeter Street, Boylston Street to Blagden Street

No Stopping April 10 - 20
  • Blagden Street, Dartmouth Street to BPL Driveway

No Stopping April 12 - 18
  • Exeter Street, Alley 441 to Boylston Street

No Stopping April 13 - 17
  • Trinity Place, St. James Avenue to Stuart Street

  • No Stopping Friday, Saturday, and Monday - April 14, 15, and 17
  • Beacon Street, Charles Street to Joy Street

  • Boylston Street, Dalton Street to Arlington Street, unless otherwise posted

  • Clarendon Street, Newbury Street to Saint James Avenue

  • Dartmouth Street, Boylston Street to Commonwealth Avenue

  • Exeter Street, Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue, No Stopping Thursday to Monday, and east side from Boylston Street to Blagden Street.

No Stopping Saturday to Monday - April 15 - 17
  • Beacon Street, Bay State Road to Brookline Town Line (both sides)

  • Berkeley Street, Stuart Street to Newbury Street

  • Boylston Street, Arlington Street to Charles Street

  • Cambridge Street, Court Street to Sudbury Street

  • Charles Street, Boylston Street to Beacon Street

  • Saint James Avenue, Arlington Street to Clarendon Street

  • Stuart Street, Huntington Avenue to Arlington Street

No Stopping Sunday and Monday April 16 and 17
  • Clarendon Street, Newbury Street to Public Alley 436

  • Newbury Street, for Media Vehicles from #29 Newbury Street crossing over Berkeley Street to #69 Newbury Street

No Stopping Saturday 12:01 a.m. through 3 p.m. on April 17
  • Newbury Street, Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street

  • No Stopping Monday, April 17
  • Arlington Street, Beacon Street to Stuart Street

  • Arlington Street, Columbus Avenue to Isabella Street

  • Beacon Street, Brighton from Chestnut Hill Avenue to Brookline Town Line

  • Beacon Street, Back Bay from Charles Street to Arlington Street

  • Berkeley Street, Columbus Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue, unless otherwise posted

  • Belvidere Street, Huntington Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue

  • Blagden Street, Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street, unless otherwise posted

  • Boylston Street, from Massachusetts Avenue to Dalton Street

  • Charles Street, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street

  • Charles Street South, from Park Plaza to Boylston Street

  • Chestnut Hill Avenue, from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

  • Clarendon Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue, unless otherwise posted

  • Cleveland Circle, (Parking area adjacent to Cassidy Playground & parking area adjacent to Sutherland Road) from Beacon Street to Chestnut Hill Avenue, 24 hours

  • Columbus Avenue, from Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street

  • Commonwealth Avenue, from Charlesgate West to Deerfield Street (outbound)

  • Commonwealth Avenue, from Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) to 80 feet east of Hereford Street.

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

  • Congress Street, from State Street to Hanover Street

  • Dalton Street, from Boylston Street to Clearway Street

  • Dartmouth Street, from Newbury Street to Commonwealth Avenue and Saint James Avenue to Columbus Avenue

  • Deerfield Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road

  • East Dedham, Street from Harrison Avenue to Albany Street

  • Exeter Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Newbury Street

  • Fairfield Street, from Boylston Street to Commonwealth Avenue

  • Gloucester Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

  • Hereford Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

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

  • Huntington Avenue, from Blagden Street to Massachusetts Avenue

  • Kenmore Street, from Newbury Street to Beacon Street

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

  • New Chardon Street, from Merrimac Street to Cambridge Street

  • Newbury Street, from Arlington Street to Brookline Avenue

  • Plympton Street, from Harrison Avenue to Albany Street

  • Providence Street, from Arlington Street to Berkeley Street

  • Raleigh Street, from Bay State Road to Beacon Street

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

  • Stanhope Street, from Berkeley Street to Clarendon Street

  • Scotia Street, from Dalton Street to St. Cecilia Street

  • St. Cecilia Street, from Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

  • Tremont Street, (both sides) from Cambridge Street/Beacon Street to Stuart Street

  • Washington Street, Both sides, from Oak Street to Nassau Street. East side (even side), from Nassau Street to Kneeland Street

  • Washington Street, (both sides) from Winter Street to State Street

  • Winter Street, (both sides) from Tremont Street to Washington Street

B.A.A 5K - Roadway Closures
  • Charles Street, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • Arlington Street, from Marlborough Street to Boylston Street
  • Commonwealth Avenue Outbound, from Arlington Street to Charlesgate West
  • Charlesgate West, from Commonwealth Avenue Outbound to Commonwealth Avenue Inbound
  • Commonwealth Avenue Inbound, from Charlesgate West to Hereford Street
  • Hereford Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Boylston Street, from Dalton Street to Charles Street
B.A.A Invitational Mile - Roadway Closures
  • Boylston Street, from Exeter Street to Dartmouth Street
  • Dartmouth Street, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Newbury Street, from Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street
  • Exeter Street, from Newbury to Boylston Street

Getting into the City

Getting into the City
A Bluebikes rider is riding on a path. A second Bluebikes bike is in the foreground, with a focus on the front wheel.
Thinking about driving?

If you can, please avoid driving into the City. Consider using Bluebikes, the regional bike share system, or use public transit through the MBTA.

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Parking and traffic updates

We may make changes to our traffic and parking plans in the days leading up to these events. You’ll find updated information on posted signs, variable message boards, and on

On State Street, two bicyclists travel in a bike lane toward the Old State House. Cars are parked along the left curb, and one car is being driven on the street. Pedestrians in winter coats enter a crosswalk.
Keep in mind

Don't forget about walking! It's a great way to move around the City. We more information on traveling around Boston in our guide:


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