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Traffic advisory for July 4th Celebration

June 29, 2017

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We will be prohibiting vehicle traffic and restricting parking on select local streets in Boston.

Special events taking place as part of the City of Boston’s annual July 4th celebration will require that vehicle traffic is prohibited and parking is restricted on select local streets in Boston.  People coming into the City to enjoy the festivities are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  You can find more information online about Hubway, the regional bike-share service,  and public transportation information can be found on the MBTA's website. Walking is also a great way to move around Boston.

Traffic and parking will be impacted on local streets in Boston as follows.  The City of Boston’s Police and Transportation Departments may make changes to this plan as necessary.  Please check the City of Boston's website for the most up to date July 4th traffic and parking impacts on local roadways in the City. 

Streets closed to traffic

MONDAY, July 3, 2017, LOCAL STREETS CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC AT 3 P.M.
  • Berkeley Street at Beacon Street
TUESDAY, July 4, 2017, LOCAL STREETS CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC AT 6 P.M.
  • 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 restrictions

Tow Zone, No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Friday, June 30, through Tuesday, July 4
  • Beacon Street, even side, from #116 Beacon Street to Berkeley Street
  • Beacon Street, even side, from Berkeley Street to Clarendon Street
Tow Zone, No Stopping – Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4
  • 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 – Tuesday, July 4
  • 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

Fourth of July parade

In addition, Boston’s Annual Fourth of July Parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.  An estimated 500 participants will march from City Hall and then:

  • turn left onto Cambridge Street
  • continue onto Tremont Street
  • turn left onto Bromfield Street
  • left on Washington Street
  • right onto Court Street, pausing at the Old State House, and
  • then turn left onto Congress Street and end at Faneuil Hall.

Traffic will be briefly delayed at intersections while parade participants proceed along the route.  A reading of the Declaration of Independence will take place at the Old State House during the pause and, at this time, traffic may be impacted at the intersection of Congress Street, State Street and Devonshire Street as well.  Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.

Tow Zone, No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event Tuesday
  • Devonshire Street, both sides, State Street to Quaker Lane
  • State Street, both sides, Congress Street to Washington Street