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Traffic Advisory for Sunday, June 4, 2017

May 31, 2017

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The Adidas Boston Boost Games, Aids Walk, Dorchester Day Parade, Project D.E.E.P. 5L, and Corrib Classic take place this weekend.

Special events taking place in the City of Boston from Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 4, 2017, will impact traffic and parking.  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, June 2, through Sunday, June 4

The Adidas Boston Boost Games will take place on Charles Street, between Boylston Street and Beacon Street.  This section of Charles Street will be closed to general traffic from Friday, June 2, at 10 p.m. until Monday, June 5, at 11 a.m.  Boylston Street, north side, from Arlington Street to Charles Street will also be closed during the same time period to accommodate the event.

Parking will be prohibited for the duration of the Games at the following locations.

  • Charles Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • Boylston Street, north side, from Arlington Street to Charles Street
Sunday, June 4

An anticipated 7,000 people will participate in the AIDS Walk.  The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and is anticipated to be completed by approximately 2 p.m.  The route is from the Hatch Shell, right onto Beacon Street, left onto Arlington Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, under the overpass at Massachusetts Avenue, through Kenmore Square, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, right over the BU Bridge, right onto Memorial Drive, right onto Massachusetts Avenue, over the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge to the Esplanade heading, ending at the Hatch Shell.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.” temporary parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Arlington Street, both sides, from Beacon Street to the inbound side of Commonwealth Avenue
  • Beacon Street, both sides, from Charles Street to Arlington Street

The Dorchester Day Parade will begin at 1 p.m. on Dorchester Avenue at Lower Mills, Richmond Street and Washington Street.  The parade will travel on Dorchester Avenue from Adams Street to Columbia Road, and is expected to be completed by 4 p.m.  The parade route will be closed to traffic during the event.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday, 12 Noon to 8 PM” temporary parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Dorchester Avenue, both sides, from Columbia Road to Roseclair Street
  • Roseclair Street, from St. Margaret Street to Dorchester Avenue

Post parade festivities will require the following streets to be closed to traffic from 12 p.m. (noon) to 8 p.m.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday 12 Noon to 8 PM” temporary parking restrictions will be in effect on both sides of these streets as well.

  • Dorchester Avenue, from Columbia Road to Roseclair Street
  • Roseclair Street, from St. Margaret Street to Dorchester Avenue

The Project D.E.E.P. 5k Road Race will begin at 12 Noon at the Blarney Stone, #1509 Dorchester Avenue.  Up to 300 runners will proceed on Dorchester Avenue outbound to Lower Mills, turn around just before Mother Julia Road in Lower Mills, and return to the Blarney Stone.  Traffic will be delayed at intersections as the runners pass through.

The Corrib Classic 5K Road Race will begin at 12 Noon at Billings Field, at the intersection of Lagrange and Centre Streets, West Roxbury.  An estimated 2,500 runners will proceed from Lagrange Street, right onto West Roxbury Parkway, right onto Corey Street, left onto Weld Street, right onto Maple Street, right onto Centre Street, left onto Bellevue Street, right onto Howitt Street, right onto Lagrange Street, back to Billings Field.  Traffic will be delayed at intersections as the runners pass through.