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Traffic Advisory for Wednesday, October 5 - Monday, October 10, 2016

October 5, 2016

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Massachusetts March for Life, Boston Athletic Association Half Marathon, Columbus Day Parade and other events will impact traffic and parking

The Massachusetts March for Life, the Boston Athletic Association Half Marathon, the Columbus Day Parade and other scheduled activities will impact traffic and parking on local streets in Boston from Wednesday, October 5, through Monday, October 10, 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.

Wednesday, October 5, through Friday, October 7

Epping Street, Dorchester, from Washington Street to Norfolk Street, closed to traffic between 8 AM and 5 PM, for the Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health event.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Wednesday – Friday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Epping Street, both sides, from Washington Street to Norfolk Street

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

  • Washington Street, west side, from Epping Street to opposite Lithgow Street

Saturday, October 8

Hackensack Road, West Roxbury, from Leland Road to Crehore Road, closed to traffic from 12 PM to 8 PM for a neighborhood event

The Double Ten Parade will start at the Chinatown Gate, proceed on Beach Street, turn right onto Washington Street, cross Court Street and enter City Hall Plaza.  Traffic will be delayed for brief periods of time as the parade follows the designated route.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Beach Street, both sides, from Hudson Street to Tyler Street
  • Hudson Street, both sides, from Kneeland Street to Beach Street

Sunday, October 9

The Massachusetts March for Life will step off from the Boston Common at the intersection of Charles and Beacon Streets at 2:30 PM and is expected to be completed by 4:30 PM.  Beacon Street, between Charles and Arlington Streets, Arlington Street, between Beacon and Boylston Streets, and Boylston Street, between Arlington and Charles Streets, will be closed to traffic from 2 PM to 5 PM.

The Boston Athletic Association Half-Marathon route will close to traffic at 7:30 AM and remain closed until approximately 10:30 AM.  The use of alternate routes to avoid traveling in the Forest Hills area on Sunday morning is strongly advised.  The route is:  Pierpont Road in Franklin Park, right on Jewish War Vets Drive, to Circuit Drive, to Forest Hills Drive, to the Arborway, to Pond Street, to the Jamaicaway, to the Riverway, turn around on the Riverway just before Fenway, to the Riverway, to the Jamaicaway, right on Route 9E exit, right on River Road, left on Pond Avenue, clockwise around Pond/Chestnut Street Rotary, left on Chestnut Street, right on Perkins, left on Francis Parkman Drive, right on Arborway, counterclockwise around Kelly Circle, to the Arborway, counterclockwise around Forest Hills Rotary, right on Forest Hills Drive, right on Circuit Drive, to Circuit Drive, around backside of Devine Golf Course, turn around on Circuit Drive behind Devine Golf Course, continue on Circuit Drive, right on Jewish War Veterans Drive, left on Pierpont Road, right into service entrance to Franklin Park Zoo, exit the Giraffe Entrance to the Franklin Park Zoo, to Playstead Road, left at basketball courts, left into White Stadium finishing at the 40 yard line.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Saturday – Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Pierpont Road, both sides, Glen Lane to Playstead Road

“Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Circuit Drive, both sides, Blue Hill Avenue to Morton Street
  • Valley Gates/Pierpont Road Area, both sides, Circuit Drive to the White Stadium entrance to the Zoo
  • Pierpont Road, both sides, Sigourney Street to Playstead Road
  • Playstead Road, both sides, Walnut Street entrance to Pierpont Road
  • Seaver Street, Franklin Park side, Walnut Avenue to Elm Hill Avenue
  • Medallion Street, west side, Richards Street to West First Street

The Columbus Day Parade route will close to traffic at 11 AM.  The beginning of the route will reopen at approximately 3 PM and the remainder at approximately 4 PM.  The route is:  Waldemar Avenue, to Bennington Street, to Day Square, to Chelsea Street, to Maverick Square, right onto Meridian Street, to Central Square.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday Parade” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Bennington Street, both sides, from Walley Street to Saratoga Street; north side, from Saratoga Street to Neptune Road; and both sides, from Neptune Road to Chelsea Street (Day Square)
  • Chelsea Street, both sides, Day Square to Maverick Street
  • Maverick Street, both sides, from Chelsea Street to Meridian Street
  • Meridian Street. both sides, from Maverick Street to Porter Street
  • Central Square, both sides, southerly roadway from Meridian Street to Border Street
  • Border Street, both sides, from Central Square, southerly roadway to Condor Street
  • Walley Street, both sides, from Waldemar Avenue to Bennington Street

Hallet Street, Dorchester, from Gallivan Boulevard to Hallet Street, closed to traffic from 10 AM to 6 PM for the Dorchester Irish Heritage Festival.

Monday, October 10

The Tufts 10K/Columbus Day Race for Women route will close to traffic at 11:50 AM and streets along the route will reopen as the race progresses.  The route is: Beacon Street, between Charles and Brimmer Streets, right onto Massachusetts Avenue, over the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, travel on streets in the City of Cambridge, back over the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge to Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, left onto Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street, finishing between the center gate of the Public Garden and Beacon Street.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday and Monday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Beacon Street, Public Garden side, Charles Street to opposite Brimmer Street.

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

  • Beacon Street, both sides, Charles Street to Clarendon Street (excluding Beacon Street as noted above)
  • Boylston Street, Public Garden side, Arlington Street to Charles Street
  • Charles Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Beacon Street.