Boston Traffic Advisory, Weekend of October 19 and 20, 2013
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For Immediate Release
October 18, 2013
Released By:
For More Information Contact:
Tracey Ganiatsos

Special events taking place in the City of Boston this weekend will delay traffic and require the implementation of temporary parking restrictions.  For safety’s sake, drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists are all asked to pay close attention to the rules of the road.  Use of the MBTA is encouraged.


Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20


The following temporary parking restrictions are being implemented to accommodate Red Sox games being played at Fenway Park this weekend.  If the Red Sox win Saturday’s game, these restrictions will not be in effect on Sunday.


“No Stopping Saturday 12 PM to 9 PM, and Sunday 4 PM to 1 AM”

  • Beacon Street, both sides, from Kenmore Square to Park Drive
  • Boylston Street, both sides, from Park Drive near Ipswich Street to Park Drive at Boylston Street, excluding HP-DV
  • Brookline Avenue, both sides, from Beacon Street in Kenmore Square to Park Drive
  • Burlington Avenue, both sides, Brookline Avenue to the Dead End, excluding HP-DV
  • Overland Street, both sides, Brookline Avenue to the Dead End
  • Fullerton Street, both sides, Brookline Avenue to the Dead End
  • Commonwealth Avenue, both sides, both roadways, from Massachusetts Avenue to Blanford/Sherborn Street Deerfield Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road
  • Ipswich Street, south side, from Boylston Street to Charlesgate East, excluding HP-DV
  • Kenmore Square – in its entirety – both sides, both roadways, from Kenmore/Raleigh Streets to Deerfield/Beacon Streets
  • Kilmarnock Street, both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Lansdowne Street, both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street
  • Yawkey Way, both sides, from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue
  • Van Ness Street, both sides, from Yawkey Way to Fullerton Street


“No Stopping HP Vehicles Only Saturday and Sunday”

  • Boylston Street, north side, from Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street


Saturday, October 19


The Boston Book Festival will take place in Copley Square.  Parking restrictions are necessary to accommodate both the set-up and the event itself.


“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Friday and Saturday 8 AM to 6 PM”

  • Boylston Street, Copley Square side, from Dartmouth Street to opposite #551 Boylston Street – which includes all of the multi-space metered spaces.
  • Trinity Place, Copley Plaza Hotel side, from St. James Avenue to the side entrance of the hotel


Sunday, October 20


The Annual Boston Firefighters Local 718 Memorial Road Race will begin at 9 AM on Hallet Street in Dorchester, at Florian Hall.  An estimated 1300 runners will proceed right onto Gallivan Boulevard, straight onto Hancock Street, north onto Morrissey Boulevard toward Norwood Street, u-turn at Bianculli Boulevard (UMass), south onto Morrissey Boulevard, left onto Tenean Street, continue onto Conley Street, east onto Neponset Trail, to Hallet Street, finish at Florian Hall.


The Oak Scare 5K will take place on two different routes in Brighton. 


Beginning at 9 AM, an estimated 300 runners will proceed from Faneuil Street, between Brock Street and Oak Square Street, around the outside of Oak Square, left onto Washington Street, to Brighton Center, right onto Foster Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Lake Street, straight onto Brock Street, left onto Faneuil Street and finish at the YMCA.


Also beginning at 9 AM, an estimated 500 runners will proceed from in front of the YMCA on Washington Street, left onto Foster Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Lake Street, around Gallagher Park, right onto Kenrick Street, left onto Lake Street, left onto Washington Street.





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