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Traffic Advisory for Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, 2016

October 12, 2016

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Boston Firefighters Local 718 Memorial Road Race, Boston Book Festival, Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna 5K and other events will impact traffic and parking

The 34th Annual Boston Firefighters Local 718 Memorial Road Race, the Boston Book Festival, the Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna 5K, and other scheduled activities will impact traffic and parking on local streets in Boston on Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, 2016.  To travel to these events, 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.

Saturday, October 15

Dartmouth Street, Back Bay, from Boylston Street to St. James Avenue, closed to traffic between 6 AM and 8 PM for the Boston Book Festival.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Friday and Saturday 8 AM to 6 PM” parking restrictions will be in place as follows.

  • Boylston Street, Copley Square side, Dartmouth Street to opposite #551 Boylston Street.
  • Trinity Place, Copley Plaza Hotel side, St. James Avenue to the side entrance of the hotel.

Marlborough Street, Back Bay, from Berkeley Street to Clarendon Street, closed to traffic between 7:30 AM and 2 PM for the John Winthrop Annual Street Fair.

Streets along the route of the Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna 5K will close to traffic from 8:45 AM to 11 AM.  The route is Commonwealth Avenue at Boston College, right onto Chestnut Hill Avenue, onto Beacon Street, right onto College Road, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, right to the main gate of Boston College.

Traffic delays should be expected along the route of the Starlight Ministries walk that will begin at 9:15 AM at Blackstone Park, intersection of Washington Street and West Brookline Street, South End.  The route is Shawmut Avenue, left onto West Dedham Street, continuing onto Dartmouth Street, left onto Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Fairfield Street, crossing over to the Charles River Esplanade, left along the Esplanade, crossing over to Beacon Street at the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge, left onto Beacon Street, entering the Public Garden at the George Washington Statue, right onto Charles Street, continuing onto Tremont Street, left onto Waltham Street, right onto Washington Street, right onto West Brookline Street, returning to Blackstone Park.

Streets along the route of the Mission Hill Road Race will close to traffic from 8:45 AM to 11 AM.  The route is St. Alphonsus Street at Puddingstone Park, left onto Hillside Street, left onto Pontiac Street, right onto Cherokee Street, left onto Hillside Street, right onto Parker Street, right onto Wensley Street, left onto Buckman Street, right onto Lawn Street, right onto Hayden Street, left onto Fisher Avenue, right onto Parker Avenue, left onto Calumet Street, straight onto Iroquois Street, left onto Sachem Street, right onto Parker Hill Avenue, right onto Parker Hill Street, right onto Hillside Street, left onto Darling Street, right onto Pequot Street, right onto Oswald Street, left onto Hillside Street, right onto St. Alphonsus Street, into Puddingstone Park.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday 7 AM to 1 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • St. Alphonsus Street, both sides, from Tremont Street to Calumet Street
  • Calumet Street, east side, from St. Alphonsus Street to Hillside Street

Belmont Street, Charlestown, from Bunker Hill Street to Medford Street, closed to traffic between 2 PM and 7 PM for a neighborhood event.

Brier Road and De Roma Street, West Roxbury, from the end of Brier Road/LaGrange Street, to the end of DeRoma Road, closed to traffic between 2PM and 8 PM for a neighborhood event.

Sunday, October 16

Streets along the route of the 34th Annual Boston Firefighters Local 718 Memorial 10K Road Race will be closed to traffic from 8:45 AM to 11 AM.  The race will begin at 9 AM on Hallet Street, Dorchester, in front of Florian Hall.  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.

The St. James Marion Procession/Boston Chinese Catholic Community will begin at 11:30 AM at 125 Harrison Avenue in Chinatown and brief traffic delays should be expected.  The route is Harrison Avenue, left onto Kneeland Street, left onto Surface Road, left onto Beach Street, left onto Harrison Avenue.

The Oaktoberfest 5K will start at 10 AM in front of the YMCA at #615 Washington Street, Oak Square, Brighton.  Streets along the route will be closed to traffic as runners progress toward the finish line.  Runners will 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. 

SIDS Run for Tighe will start at 9:30 AM for walkers and 10 AM for runners at #873 South Street, Jamaica Plain.  Streets along the route will be closed to traffic temporarily as participants make their way toward the finish line.  The route is South Street to Bussey Street, to the Arboretum, to Hemlock Road, around Conifer Path, to Hemlock Road, exiting the Arboretum, left onto Bussey Street, entering the Arboretum, left onto Peters Hill Road, to the Mendum Street Gate, exit the Arboretum, right onto Mendum Street, left onto Walter Street, left onto South Walter Street to South Fairview Street, to Fallon Field in Roslindale.

Lochstead Avenue, Jamaica Plain, from Center Street to the Jamaicaway, closed to traffic between 3 PM and 7 PM for a neighborhood event.

Soley Street, Charlestown, from Warren Street to Monument Square, closed to traffic between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM for a neighborhood event.

Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Hermandad del Senor de Los Milagros de East Boston (Brotherhood of the Lord of Miracles of East Boston) procession will begin at 1:30 PM at Most Holy Reedemer Church, #72 Maverick Street, East Boston.  Brief traffic delays should be expected.  Marchers will turn left onto London Street, right onto Decatur Street, right onto Meridian Street, right onto Maverick Street, and return to the church.  Brief traffic delays should be expected along the route.

Our Lady of Brazil Procession will begin at #59 Ashley Street, East Boston, at 9 AM.  Brief traffic delays should be expected.  The route is Ashley Street, left onto Breed Street, right onto Gladstone Street.