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Traffic advisory for Thursday, December 7, Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10, 2017

December 6, 2017

Transportation

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The Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll, the SSRun, and other events will impact traffic and parking.

The Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll, the SSRun, the Roslindale Village Main Street Holiday Market on Birch Street, Walter's Run and an MBTA training exercise will impact traffic and parking on Thursday, December 7, Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, December 10, in the City of Boston.  Those attending 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.

Thursday, December 7

The Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll will take place on Charles Street from 6 PM to 9 PM.  Charles Street, between Charles Circle and Beacon Street, is expected to be closed to vehicular traffic from 7 PM through 9 PM.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Thursday 3PM to 9 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Charles Street, both sides, Cambridge Street/Charles Circle to Beacon Street

The Roslindale Village Main Street Holiday Market on Birch Street will take place from 2 PM to 8 PM.  Birch Street, between Belgrade Avenue and Corinth Street, is expected to be closed to traffic for the duration of the event.

Saturday, December 9

The SSRun will begin on Boylston Street at Gloucester Street at 1 PM with approximately 700 participants.  Runners will continue east on Boylston Street, turn left onto Berkeley Street, left onto Newbury Street, left onto Gloucester Street and left onto Boylston Street, finishing at the intersection of Gloucester Street.  Traffic will be held back briefly at intersections as runners proceed along the route.  The race is anticipated to be over by 1:30 PM.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday 6 AM to 4 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Boylston Street, odd side, between #913 and #867 Boylston Street
Sunday, December 10

An MBTA training exercise taking place on Sunday morning will impact the following streets in South Boston.

  • Foundry Street, between Dorchester Avenue and Greenbaum Street, will be closed from 8 AM to 1 PM
  • The curbside area and one travel lane on Dorchester Avenue, adjacent to the West Fourth Street intersection, will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from 8 AM to 1 PM

In addition, “Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday 7 AM to 1 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Foundry Street, both sides, Dorchester Avenue near Gillette Park to Greenbaum Street
  • Greenbaum Street, both sides, Foundry Street to Dorchester Avenue
  • Dorchester Avenue, odd side, West Broadway to West Fourth Street/West Fourth Street Bridge

Walter’s Run will begin at 11AM at #15 Bellevue Street, West Roxbury, in front of the YMCA.  An anticipated 400 runners will proceed on Bellevue Street, turn left onto Centre Street, right onto Mt. Vernon Street, right onto Grayfield Street, left onto Corey Street, left onto Dwinell Street, left onto Addington Road, left onto Lagrange Street, to Linnet Street, right onto Emmonsdale Road, left onto Tennyson Street, left onto Bellevue Street, finishing at the YMCA.  Brief traffic delays are expected.