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Traffic Advisory for Saturday, December 1, 2018


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Jolly Jaunt 5K, Hill House Holiday Tree & Wreath Sale, South Boston Catholic Academy 5K

Special events taking place on Saturday, December 1, will impact traffic and parking in Boston.  People coming into the City for the event are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at and information on the MBTA may be found at  Walking is also a great way to move around Boston.

An estimated 1,200 runners will gather on the Boston Common for the Jolly Jaunt 5K.  At 9 AM they will proceed to 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.

Road closures along the race route are expected to be between 8:45 AM and 10 AM, with roads being opened up as the tail of the race proceeds toward the finish line.

In addition, “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday 5 AM to 12 Noon” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Charles Street, parking meter side, from the Center Gate of the Boston Public Garden to Beacon Street.

The Hill House Annual Holiday Tree and Wreath Sale will take place on Beacon Hill.  To accommodate the event, River Street, from Mt. Vernon Street to Mt. Vernon Square will be closed to traffic from 8 AM to 5 PM.

An estimated 400 runners will gather at #866 East Broadway for the South Boston Catholic Academy 5K.  At 9:15 AM, 100 yard dashes will take place on East Broadway between O Street and P Street.  At 10 AM, the 5 K will begin on East Broadway heading east, turning left onto Day Boulevard, around the outer walkway of Castle Island, to Head Island, around Head Island Causeway, to Day Boulevard, left onto Shore Road, left onto Farragut Road, right onto East Broadway, to #866.

Road closures along the route are expected to be between 9 AM and 11 AM.

In addition, “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday 8 AM to 11 AM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • East Broadway, both sides, from O Street to P Street.