City Roads: Traffic advisories and road closures due to special events on city roads are made public via the Department of Transportation's Press Releases.
State Roads & Highways: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) releases traffic advisories for roadways (particularly highways), bridges, and tunnels throughout the state of Massachusetts. Their services for drivers include weekly construction advisory emails, the 511 Traveler Service, current road conditions for such highways as I-90 and I-93, and planned/current construction events.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) oversees public transit in the city, including subway, bus, and commuter rail lines. They release travel advisories for these lines through their operations center.
Street occupancy permits authorize their permit holder to restrict access to a portion of a street for the length of time specified on the permit. Such permits are typically issued for moving trucks, valets, construction, paving, filming, and dumpsters, and are posted as "no-parking" signs. Find out about temporary no-parking signs issued on city streets, or sign up for email alerts to be notified as they happen.