Weekend Traffic Advisory, September 15 and 16, 2012
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For Immediate Release
September 14, 2012
Released By:
Transportation
For More Information Contact:
Tracey Ganiatsos
BTD@cityofboston.gov

A number of special events taking place in Boston this weekend will require temporary traffic and parking restrictions that will delay traffic and limit on-street parking availability.  Those coming into the City to attend these events are encouraged to leave their cars at home and take the MBTA.  Drivers are urged to travel local streets with caution.  In addition to the events list below, several block parties will be hosted in Boston’s residential neighborhoods.

 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

 

The annual South Boston Street Festival will be held on Saturday.  East Broadway, between I and L Streets, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8 AM to 6 PM.  In addition, “Tow Zone No Stopping Saturday” signs will be posted at the following locations.

  • East Broadway, both sides, between I Street and L Street
  • L Street, odd side, from L Street heading southerly for the first 2 street lights
  • Municipal Parking Lot off of East Broadway, all spaces

 

The Boston Police Athletic League Grand Prix will take place beginning at Noon on Seaport Boulevard at Northern Avenue.  Seaport Avenue inbound and outbound will be closed to vehicular traffic between B Street and Boston Wharf Road from 3 AM to 7 PM.  In addition, “Tow Zone Boston Police Special Event No Stopping Saturday” signs will be posted at the following locations.

  • Seaport Boulevard, both sides, from Boston Wharf Road to Northern Avenue
  • Boston Wharf Road, both sides, from Seaport Boulevard to the driveway approximately 230’ southerly.

 

Boston College will be celebrating its 150th anniversary with a Mass at Fenway Park.  To accommodate the event “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday 8 AM to 8 PM” signs will be posted at the following locations.

  • Brookline Avenue, both sides, from Burlington Street to Yawkey Way
  • Lansdowne Street, both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street
  • Ipswich Street, south side opposite Fenway Park, from Boylston street to opposite Lansdowne Street, and Fenway Park side, from Lansdowne Street to Van Ness Street
  • Van Ness Street, both sides from Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street
  • Yawkey Way, both sides, from Van Ness Street to Brookline Avenue

“Tow Zone No Parking Reserved for HP-DV Parking Only Saturday 8 AM to 8 PM” signs will be posted at the following locations.

  • Boylston Street, north side, from Ipswich Street, near Fenway Park, to Yawkey Way
  • Yawkey Way, both sides, from Boylston Street to Van Ness Street

 

Sonia’s 5K run – Building on a Dream will begin at 9 AM at St. George’s Church located at 55 Emmonsdale Road, West Roxbury.  Runners will turn right onto Linnet Street, left onto Bellevue Street, right onto March Avenue, right onto Park Street, left onto Clement Avenue, continuing onto the inner roadway of West Roxbury Parkway, continuing onto Bellevue Hill Road, right onto Bellevue Street, right onto Robin Street, left onto Park Street, right onto Saville Street, left onto Safford Street, left onto Anawan Street, left onto Park Street, right onto Oriole Street, left onto Wren Street, right onto Martin Street, right onto Emmonsdale Road, ending at St. George’s Church.

 

In Hyde Park, Fairmont Hill Neighborhood Association Yard Sale will take place on Highland Street, between Milton Avenue and Fairmount Avenue.  (Rain date Sunday)  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday or Sunday” signs will be posted at the following locations.

  • Highland Street, odd side, from Milton Avenue to Pond Street
  • Summit Street, odd side, from Metropolitan Avenue to Milton Avenue

In addition, a “Luau in Logan Square” will restrict vehicles from traveling on Fairmount Avenue, between River and Davidson Streets on Saturday evening.  To accommodate this event, “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday 4:40 PM to 11 PM” signs will be posted at the following location.

  • Fairmount Avenue, both sides, from River Street to Davidson Street

 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

 

The Boston Police Department’s Ride to Remember will honor the sacrifice, service and history of the Boston Police Motorcycle Unit.  The event will include a gathering at Fenway Park as well as a motorcycle ride to visit “Hero Signs” in Boston that have been erected to remember fallen officers.  To accommodate this event, “Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event Sunday” signs will be posted at the following locations.

  • Lansdowne Street, both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street
  • Warren Street, east side, from Quincy Street to Edgewood Street

 

The Emerald Society of the Boston Police Department will host its annual Charity Road Race to benefit the non-profit organization Cops for Kids with Cancer.  Runners will begin at 11 AM on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale, turn right onto Walworth Street, right onto South Street, to Walter Street, right onto Bussey Street, left onto South Street, to Arnold Arboretum, returning to Bussey Street, left onto Walter Street, left onto South Street, ending near Conway Street.

 

U.S. Road Sports – 13.1 Marathon will begin at 7 AM at Suffolk Downs.  An estimated 4,000 runners will make their way from Tomesello Way, left onto Suffolk Downs Service Road, right onto Walley Street, left onto Bennington Street, leaving Boston City Limits, returning to Boston City Limits at Tomesello Way/Suffolk Downs.  The race is expected to conclude prior to 11 AM.

 

The Zumix 5K Fun Run – Run to the Beat road race will take place in East Boston beginning at 9 AM on Marginal Street at Piers Park.  Runners will proceed to the East Boston Greenway, exit the Greenway and around the East Boston Memorial Stadium, back to the Greenway, exit the Greenway and around the Bremen Street Park, return to Marginal Street at Piers Park.

 

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