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Patriots Day weekend 2017

April 7, 2017

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We have information about parking and street closures for the Boston Marathon, Patriots Day Parade, BAA 5K, Invitational Mile, and Kids Relay Races.

The Boston Marathon and the City’s Patriots Day Parade will be held on Monday, April 17. The BAA 5K, Invitational Mile, and the Kids Relay Races will be held on Saturday, April 15. These events will affect the Back Bay and North End, as well as Government Center over the Patriots Day weekend.

On Patriots Day, April 17:
  • All City buildings, including schools and libraries, are closed.
  • Parking meters are free with no time limit. But, you won't be able to park at many metered locations in the City. Please check posted signs on the street.
  • Trash and recycling collection is delayed in some neighborhoods. Please check your schedule.
  • Daytime street cleaning is canceled, but overnight street sweeping Monday night into Tuesday is on a normal schedule.

 

Questions? Contact:

Getting into the City

Getting into the City
Thinking about driving?

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

Traffic and parking 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 sign, variable message boards, and on Boston.gov.

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:

Getting around Boston

Marathon Monday street closures

The following streets will be closed to traffic on Monday, April 17:

  • 5 a.m.: Charles Street, adjacent to the Boston Common will close.
  • 8 a.m.: All streets east of Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay (as well as Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 22) will close.
  • 9 a.m.: All streets west of Massachusetts Avenue in the Kenmore Square Audubon Circle area will close.
  • 8:30 a.m.: All streets in the Brighton area leading to the route will close.

Boylston Street, from Berkeley Street to Arlington Street, will close at noon (12 p.m.) on Sunday, April 16. The street will reopen at 8 p.m. on Monday. We expect to open all other streets at 7 p.m.

We have more details about the closed streets on Monday below:

5 a.m. – Boston Common Area

Boylston Street, Tremont Street to Arlington Street
Charles Street, Park Plaza to Beacon Street

6 a.m. – Back Bay Area

Boylston Street, Hereford Street to Arlington Street (cross streets will remain open until 8 a.m.)

8 a.m. – Back Bay Area

Berkeley Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street
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

8 a.m. – Back Bay Area

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

8 a.m. – Back Bay Area

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 a.m. – Kenmore Square Area

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 a.m. – Brighton Area

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 (Ayr Road)

Monday parade street closures

The Patriots Day Parade starts at 9:15 a.m. at City Hall Plaza. Participants will march from:

  • Cambridge Street to Tremont Street
  • left to Bromfield Street
  • left to Washington Street, right to State Street
  • left to Congress Street (east side of roadway)
  • right to Hanover Street, and
  • ending at the Paul Revere Mall.

Streets along the route will be closed to traffic briefly as the parade proceeds.

Marathon Monday map

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April 15, 2015, marked the beginning of a new annual Boston tradition.
Learn more about the event

Saturday street closures

On Saturday, April 15, we will close streets along the routes of the B.A.A. 5K, the B.A.A. Invitational Mile and the Kids Relay Races to traffic. We expect to open these streets up by 4:30 p.m.

B.A.A. 5K

At 6 a.m., we will prohibit traffic from Charles Street, between Boylston Street and Beacon Street. The 5K starts at 9:30 a.m. on Charles Street near the Center Gate of the Public Garden. The race is expected to last about one hour, with roads opening up as the tail vehicle passes. We're expecting about 10,000 runners.

The race course turns:
  • 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

Following the 5k, the Invitational Mile will start. We close these streets:

  • Boylston Street, from Hereford Street to Clarendon Street
  • Newbury Street, from Clarendon Street to Fairfield Street, and
  • Exeter Street, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street.
Kids Relay Races

The Kids Relay Races will start at 2 p.m. at Copley Square Park. About 1,000 children are expected to take part in the event. The race starts at Boylston Street and Clarendon Street, where they run to Dartmouth Street, make a U-turn and repeat.

Parking restrictions

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

No Stopping April 5 to April 20

Boylston Street (both sides); Exeter Street to Dartmouth Street
Boylston Street, from Dartmouth Street near the Copley Square Mall to Clarendon Street
Exeter Street (east side); Boylston Street to Blagden Street
Blagden Street (south side); Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street

No Stopping April 10 to April 20

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

No Parking April 11 to April 18, BAA Vehicles Only

Trinity Place (both sides); South of Stuart Street

No Stopping April 12 to April 18

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

No Stopping Saturday 12:01 a.m. through 3 p.m.

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

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
Exeter Street (both sides); Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue (except where otherwise posted)
Dartmouth Street (both sides); Boylston Street to Newbury Street
Trinity Place (both sides); St. James Avenue to Stuart Street

No Stopping Saturday to Monday

Cambridge Street (both sides); Court Street to Sudbury Street excluding any active construction zones
St. James Avenue (both sides); Dartmouth Street to Arlington Street

No Stopping Saturday and Monday

Boylston Street (both sides); Arlington Street to Charles Street
Charles Street (both sides); Boylston Street to Beacon Street
St. James Avenue (both sides); Berkeley Street to Dartmouth Street
Stuart Street (both sides); Huntington Avenue to Arlington Street

No Stopping Monday Buses Only 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Beacon Street (South side/Public Garden side); Charles Street to Arlington Street

No Stopping Monday

Arlington Street (both sides); Beacon Street to Stuart Streets
Arlington Street (odd side); Columbus Avenue to Isabella Street
Beacon Street (both sides); Chestnut Hill Avenue to Brookline Line
Beacon Street (both sides); Bay State Road to the Brookline Town Line
Belvidere Street (both sides); Huntington Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue 
Berkeley Street (both sides); Columbus Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue
Blagden Street (both sides); Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street
Bromfield Street (south side); Washington Street to Tremont Street
Cambridge Street (west side); Court Street to Beacon Street and Tremont Street
Cambridge Street (both sides); Sudbury Street to Tremont Street
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
Cleveland Circle (both sides); Parking areas adjacent to Cassidy Playground and adjacent to Sutherland Road, from Beacon Street to Chestnut Hill Avenue
Columbus Avenue (both sides); Arlington Street to Dartmouth (unless otherwise posted)
Commonwealth Avenue (south/inbound side); Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) to 80 feet east of Hereford
Commonwealth Avenue (inbound); Lake Street to Chestnut Hill Avenue
Commonwealth Avenue (outbound); Charlesgate West to Deerfield Street
Congress Street (northbound roadway, east side); State Street to Hanover Street
Dalton Street (both sides); Boylston Street to Clearway Street

No stopping Monday

Dartmouth Street (both sides); Newbury Street to Commonwealth Avenue and Saint James Avenue to Columbus Avenue
Deerfield Street (both sides); Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road
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
Huntington Avenue (northwest/odd side); Blagden Street to Massachusetts Avenue
Kenmore Street (both sides); Newbury Street to Beacon Street
Merrimac Street (odd side); New Chardon Street to Staniford Street, excluding car-share space
Newbury Street (both sides); Arlington Street to Brookline Avenue
New Chardon Street (both sides); Merrimac Street to Cambridge Street
Plympton Street (both sides); Harrison Avenue to Albany Street
Providence Street (both sides); Arlington Street to Berkeley Street
Raleigh Street (both sides); Bay State Road to Beacon Street
State Street (both sides); Washington Street to Congress 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
Tremont Street (both sides); Cambridge Street to Stuart Street
Washington Street (both sides); Bromfield Street to State Street