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Traffic Advisory for October 14 and 15, 2017

October 12, 2017

Transportation

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Boston Firefighters Memorial Road Race, Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna 5K, Oaktoberfest 5K and other events will impact traffic and parking

The Boston Firefighters Local 718 Memorial Road Race, the Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna 5K Walk and Run, the Oaktoberfest 5K and other special events taking place this weekend will impact traffic and parking in Boston.  Those attending the events are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Hubway, the regional bike-share service, 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.  Walking is also a great way to travel around Boston.

Saturday, October 14

At 9 AM, an estimated 1,100 people will gather at Boston College for the Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna 5K Run/Walk.  Runners and walkers will exit the BC Campus at the Main Gate onto Commonwealth Avenue, turn  right onto Chestnut Hill Avenue, onto Beacon Street, right onto College Road, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, right to the main gate of Boston College.  Streets along the route of the 5K will be closed to traffic from approximately 8:45 AM to 11 AM.

The John Winthrop School Fair will require the closure of Marlborough Street, between Clarendon and Berkeley Streets, from 7 AM to 2 PM.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Marlborough Street, both sides, between Clarendon and Berkeley Street, including all parking meters.

Sunday, October 15

The Boston Firefighters Local 718 Memorial Road Race will begin at 9 AM on Hallet Street, Dorchester, in front of Florian Hall.  An estimated 1,300 runners will proceed right onto Gallivan Boulevard, straight onto Hancock Street, north onto Morrissey Boulevard toward Norwood Street, U-turn at Bianculli Boulevard at University of Massachusetts, south on Morrissey Boulevard, left onto Tenean Street, continue onto Conley Street, east onto Neponset Trail, to Hallet Street, finishing at Florian Hall.   Streets along the race route will be closed to traffic from approximately 8:00 AM to 10 AM.

SIDS Run for Tighe will start at 9:30 AM for walkers and 10 AM for runners at #873 South Street, Jamaica Plain.  The route is South Street to Bussey Street, to the Arnold Arboretum, to Hemlock Road, around Conifer Path, to Hemlock Road, exiting the Arnold Arboretum, left onto Bussey Street, entering the Arboretum, left onto Peters Hill Road, to the Mendum Street Gate, exit the Arnold Arboretum, right onto Mendum Street, left onto Walter Street, left onto South Walter Street to South Fairview Street, to Fallon Field in Roslindale.  Streets along the route will be closed to traffic as the 250 participants progress toward the finish line.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday 8 AM to 12 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • South Street, both sides, Walter Street to Tappan Street
  • Walter Street, south side, South Street to Mendum Street

The Oaktoberfest 5K will start at 10 AM in front of the YMCA at #615 Washington Street, Oak Square, Brighton.  The route is Washington Street, turn left onto Foster Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Lake Street, around Gallagher Park to Kenrick Street, right onto Kenrick Street, left onto Lake Street, left onto Washington Street.  Streets along the route will be closed to traffic as an estimated 500 runners progress toward the finish line.

The Play Brigade 5K will begin on the Boston Common at 9 AM.  An estimated 500 runners will enter Charles Street, turn left onto Beacon Street, left onto Arlington Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue outbound, left onto Charlesgate West, left onto Commonwealth Avenue inbound, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street.  Streets along the race route will be closed to traffic from approximately 8:45 AM to 10 AM with roads opening up as the tail of the race proceeds toward the finish line.

The Rozzie Fall Festival will take place on Birch Street in Roslindale.  Birch Street, between Corinth Street and Belgrade Avenue, will be closed to traffic from 10 AM to 4 PM.