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Traffic Advisory for Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10, 2017

September 7, 2017

Transportation

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Transportation

Open Newbury Street, Emerald Society Road Race, Road to Wellness 5K, Tour de Force 

Special events taking place on Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10, will impact traffic and parking in the City of 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, September 9

 

The Road to Wellness 5K will begin at 9 AM at 41 Dimock Street, Roxbury, with approximately 700 participants.

5K RACE ROUTE: Dimock St, left on Washington Street, left onto Marcella Street, right onto Centre Street, right on Centre Street @ John Eliot Square, right on Bartlett Street, right on Washington Street, left on Dale Street, right on Walnut Avenue, continue onto Humboldt Avenue, right on MLK Boulevard, left on Walnut Avenue, right on Cobden Street, right on Washington Street, left on Dimock Street, finish at 41 Dimock Street.

3K WALK ROUTE: Dimock Street, left on Washington Street, right on Dale Street, right on Walnut Avenue, continue onto Humboldt Avenue, right on MLK Boulevard, left on Walnut Avenue, right on Cobden St, right on Washington Street, left on Dimock Street, finish at 41 Dimock Street.

 

Bicyclists participating in the Boston to New York City Tour de Force will depart from Copley Square on Saturday morning and motorists should expect traffic delays in the early morning hours.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday 5AM to 9AM” temporary parking restrictions will be in effect at the following locations.

  • Clarendon Street, both sides, Boylston Street to St. James Avenue, excluding any HP Parking
  • Trinity Place, west side (hotel side), Saint James Avenue to Stuart Street
  • Boylston Street, both sides, Dartmouth Street to Clarendon Street, excluding the area posted for the Boston Public Library
  • Huntington Avenue, west side (hotel side), Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street

 

Sunday, September 10

 

The City of Boston will implement Open Newbury Street and will turn a portion of Newbury Street into a pedestrian-only walkway between 8:30 AM and 6:30 PM.  Newbury Street, between Arlington St. Street and Massachusetts Avenue, will be car free.  Cross streets will be kept open to vehicular traffic with the exception of Exeter Street, Fairfield Street and Gloucester Street.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” temporary parking restrictions will be in effect at the following locations.

  • Newbury Street, both sides, Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Berkeley Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Clarendon Street, both sides, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Exeter Street, both sides, Commonwealth Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Fairfield Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Gloucester Street, both sides, Commonwealth Avenue to Newbury Street

Vehicles that remain parked at these locations at 7:00 AM will be towed.

 

The Emerald Society Road Race will begin at 11 AM on Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale.  The race is expected to be over by 12 Noon.  Drivers should expect delays.  Up to 500 runners will turn right onto Walworth Street, right onto South Street, to Walter Street, right onto Bussey Street, left onto South Street, to Arnold Arboretum, returning to Bussey Street, left onto Walter Street, left onto South Street, ending near Conway Street.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” temporary parking restrictions will be in effect at the following locations.

  • Birch Street, both sides, Belgrade Avenue to Corinth Street
  • South Street, both sides, Washington Street to Belgrade Avenue
  • Belgrade Avenue, both sides, South Street to Robert Street
  • Walter Street, both sides, South Street to Robert Street