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Traffic Advisory for Saturday, October 21, 2017

October 19, 2017

Transportation

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Chinatown Lantern Festival, Mission Hill Road Race will impact traffic and parking

The Chinatown Lantern Festival and the Mission Hill Road Race will impact traffic and parking in Boston on Saturday, October 21, 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.

The following streets in Chinatown will be closed to vehicles from 7 AM to 6 PM for the Chinatown Lantern Festival:

  • Hudson Street, Kneeland Street to Beach Street
  • Beach Street, Surface Road to Tyler Street
  • Oxford Street, Beach Street to Essex Street.

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

  • Beach Street, both sides, J.F.Fitzgerald Expressway Surface Road to Tyler Street
  • Hudson Street, both sides, Kneeland Street to Beach Street
  • Oxford Street, both sides,Beach Street to Essex Street.

The Mission Hill Road Race will begin at 9 AM for walkers and 10 AM for runners.  An estimated 350 participants will gather at Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park at St. Alphonsus Street and turn 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 Bucknam Street, right onto Lawn Street, right onto Hayden Street, left onto Fisher Avenue, right onto Parker Avenue, left onto Calumet Street, straight onto Iroquis 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, back into the park.  Traffic will be delayed as participants progress along the route.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday 7Am to 1PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows:

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