Traffic Advisory, St. Patrick's Day Parade
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For Immediate Release
March 15, 2013
Released By:
Transportation
For More Information Contact:
Tracey Ganiatsos
BTD@cityofboston.gov

The City of Boston’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held in South Boston on Sunday, March 17, 2013.  The parade will begin at 1 PM.  A number of streets will be closed to vehicular traffic throughout the day and parking will be restricted on many streets in the neighborhood.  Boston Transportation Commissioner Thomas J. Tinlin strongly advises those coming to South Boston on Sunday to take public transportation.  The MBTA Red Line stops at both Broadway and Andrew Square Stations in South Boston.  South Boston residents are encouraged to visit www.mass.gov/dcr for information on temporary off-street parking opportunities available this weekend on Castle Island to vehicles displaying a South Boston Resident Parking Permit. These parking spaces are being made available by the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Boston.  

 

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 ontoTelegraph Street, left onto Dorchester Street, ending at Dorchester Avenue.

 

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

 

Dorchester Avenue

Both sides, fromGillette 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, fromK Street to G Street

G Street

Both sides, from East Fifth Street to Thomas Park

Old Colony Avenue

Both sides, fromDorchester Avenue to C Street

Inbound side at Dorchester Street

Thomas Park

Both sides, fromG Street to Telegraph Street

High School Side, fromG Street to opposite #1 Thomas Park

Telegraph Street

Both sides, from Thomas Park to Dorchester Street

Dorchester Street

Both sides, from Telegraph Street to Dorchester Avenue

Southampton Street

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

E Street

Third Street side at West Broadway

L Street

East Third Street side at East Broadway

 

The St. Patrick’s Day Road Race will also take place on Sunday, March 27, 2013 in South Boston.  The race will begin at 11 AM with 1700 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 to Dorchester Street

F Street

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

 

In addition, the People’s Parade for Peace will follow the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  All traffic and parking restrictions for the first parade will remain in effect until the second parade ends and any necessary clean-up has concluded.

 

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