Traffic and Parking Advisory - Evacuation Day and St. Patrick's Day
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For Immediate Release
March 16, 2012
Released By:
Transportation
For More Information Contact:
Tracey Ganiatsos
BTD@cityofboston.gov

The Boston Transportation Department is reminding local drivers that Evacuation Day is a holiday in the City ofBoston and, as always, parking will be free at the City’s 9,000 metered spaces on Saturday, March 17 in observation.

 

In addition, Boston drivers should be aware that the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held in South Boston on Sunday, March 18, 2012.  Those planning on joining the residents of South Boston to watch the parade are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the MBTA.  The MBTA Red Line stops at both Broadway and Andrew Square Stations in South Boston and full service information can found online at www.mbta.com.

 

The parade will begin at1 PM.  A number of streets will be closed to vehicular traffic and parking will be restricted.  Parade participants will gather at Dorchester Avenue, between Gillette Park and Old Colony Avenue, and West Broadway, between Dorchester Avenue and A Street.  The parade will travel along the following route:  West Broadway, left onto East Broadway, right onto P Street, right onto East Fourth Street, left onto K Street, right onto East Fifth Street, left onto G Street, right onto Thomas Park, left onto Telegraph Street, left onto Dorchester Street, ending at Dorchester Avenue.

 

To accommodate the parade, “Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday Parade” signs will be posted at the following locations and strictly enforced.

 

Dorchester Avenue

Both sides, from Gillette Park to Old Colony Avenue

Both sides, from Andrew Square to the bridge over the Southeast Expressway

Old Colony Avenue

Both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to C Street

West Broadway

Both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to Dorchester Street

D Street

Both sides, from West Broadway to West First Street

East Broadway

Both sides, from Dorchester Street to P Street

P Street

Both sides, from East Broadway to East Fourth Street

East Fourth Street

Both sides, from P Street to K Street

K Street

Both sides, from East Fourth Street to East Fifth Street

East Fifth Street

Both sides, from K Street to G Street

G Street

Both sides, from East Fourth Street to Thomas Park

Thomas Park

Both sides, southerly arm, from G Street to Telegraph Street

Telegraph Street

Both sides, from Thomas Park to Dorchester Street

Dorchester Street

Both sides, northwesterly roadway, fromTelegraph Street to Dorchester Avenue

Emerson Street,

Even side, from I Street to #112 Emerson Street, and

High School side, from G Street to opposite #1 Thomas Park

Southampton Street

Both sides, from Andrew Square to the bridge over the Southeast Expressway

 

The St. Patrick’s Day Road Race will also take place in South Boston on Sunday, March 18.  The race will begin at 11 AM with up to 1750 runners participating.  Runners will gather at the intersection of F and West Sixth Streets and proceed along the following route:  West Sixth Street onto Dorchester Street, right onto East Broadway, down and around the Farragut Statue at Day Boulevard, to East Broadway, right onto West Broadway, left onto E Street, left onto West Sixth Street, ending at the Boys and Girls Club at #230 West Sixth Street.

 

To accommodate the road race, additional “Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday Parade” signs will be posted at the following locations and strictly enforced.

 

West Sixth Street

Both sides, from F Street southwesterly to Dorchester Street

F Street

Boys & Girls Club side, from West Sixth Street to Bowen Street

 

 

 

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