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Traffic Advisory for October 27 - October 29, 2017

October 25, 2017

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Costume Dash 5K, the Boston Book Festival, North End Halloween, St. Cecilia Church Celebration, Other Events

The Costume Dash 5K, the Boston Book Festival , a Halloween event in the North End, a celebration at St. Cecilia Church, and other scheduled events will impact traffic and parking in Boston from Friday, October 27, through Sunday, October 29, 2017.  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.

Friday, October 27, 2017

A special event in South Boston will require the following temporary parking restrictions.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Friday 10AM to 5PM”

East First Street, park side, the angled parking area from Farragut Road heading toward P Street for a distance of 20 parking spaces.

Saturday, October 28

The Costume Dash 5K will begin at 9 AM on Boylston Street at Copley Square.  Runners will continue on Boylston Street, turn left on Charles Street, and enter the Boston Common at Beacon Street.  The race will end on the Boston Common.  Traffic will be delayed while runners progress along the route.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday 6 AM to 12 Noon” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows:

  • Boylston Street, even side, Dartmouth Street to Clarendon Street

The Boston Book Festival will take place in Copley Square.  Dartmouth Street, between Boylston Street and St. James Avenue, will be closed to traffic from approximately 8 AM to 6 PM

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Friday and Saturday 8 AM to 6 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows:

  • Boylston Street, Copley Square side, Dartmouth Street to opposite #551, including all multi-space metered parking spaces
  • Trinity Place, Copley Square side, St. James Avenue to the side entrance of the hotel

A North End Halloween event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, with a rain date of Sunday.  Battery Street, North End, from Hanover Street to Commercial Street, will be closed to traffic from approximately 9 AM to 4 PM.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday & Sunday 8 AM to 4 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Battery Street, both sides, Hanover Street to Battery Street
  • Commercial Street, even side Hanover Street to Battery Street

Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29, 2017

A special event at St. Cecilia Church in the Back Bay will require the closing of St. Cecilia Street, between Belvidere and Scotia Streets, to traffic on both Saturday and Sunday.

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

  • St. Cecilia Street, both sides, Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

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

  • Belvidere Street, both sides, Dalton Street to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Scotia Street, both sides, St. Cecilia Street to the parking lot behind the church, including parking meters

Sunday, October 29, 2017

A March for Animal Rights/World Vegan Day will begin at 12 Noon on the Boston Common.  An estimated 250 participants will use public sidewalks to march on Boylston Street, right onto Ipswich Street, right onto Lansdowne Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, ending at Kenmore Square.