City of Boston Traffic and Parking Advisory for the Boston Marathon
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For Immediate Release
April 13, 2016
Released By:
Transportation
For More Information Contact:
Tracey Ganiatsos
BTD@cityofboston.gov

The Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016.  The race will result in street closures and traffic detours in Boston’s Back Bay and in the surrounding area.  Parking restrictions will be in place as well.  Those coming into the City of Boston for the day are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Detailed information on Hubway, the regional bike share system, may be found at www.theHubway.com, and real time bike availability may also be obtained by downloading the spotcycle app on your smart phone. Information on the MBTA may be found at www.MBTA.com.  For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket.

 

In the interest of public safety and traffic management, Boston’s Police and Transportation Departments may make changes to the following traffic restrictions and parking regulations as necessary.  It is important that drivers pay close attention to all posted signs and variable message boards.

 

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

 

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic on Monday, April 18, 2016.

  • 5 AM              Streets in the vicinity of the Boston Common will close
  • 6 AM              Boylston Street, Hereford Street to Arlington Street will close
  • 8 AM              All streets east of Massachusetts Avenue (as well as Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 22) will close
  • 8 AM              All streets west of Massachusetts Avenue in the Kenmore Square Audubon Circle area will close
  • 8:30 AM         All streets in the Brighton area leading into the route will close

 

5 AM – Boston Common Area

Tremont Street, Court Street to Boylston Street

Avery Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street

West Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street

Temple Place, Washington Street to Tremont Street

Winter Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street

Park Street, Beacon Street to Tremont Street

Bromfield Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street

Beacon Street, Somerset Street to Tremont Street

Cambridge Street (inbound), New Sudbury Street to Tremont Street

 

6 AM – Back Bay Area

Boylston Street, Hereford Street to Arlington Street (cross streets will remain open until 8 AM)

 

8 AM – Back Bay Area

Berkeley Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Clarendon Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Dartmouth Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Exeter Street, Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue

Ring Road, Huntington Avenue to Boylston Street

Fairfield Street, Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Gloucester Street, Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Providence Street, Arlington Street to Berkeley Street

Trinity Place, St. James Avenue to Massachusetts Turnpike on-ramp

Boylston Street, Massachusetts Avenue to Arlington Street

Newbury Street, Arlington Street to Charlesgate East

St. James Avenue, Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street

Huntington Avenue (outbound), Dartmouth Street to Belvidere Street

Stuart Street, Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street

Blagden Street, Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street

Berkeley Street, Columbus Avenue to Newbury Street

Clarendon Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Dartmouth Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Exeter Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Huntington Avenue

Fairfield Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Gloucester Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Hereford Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Dalton Street, Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

Belvidere Street, Huntington Avenue to Dalton Street

 

8 AM – Kenmore Square Area

Beacon Street, Park Drive to Commonwealth Avenue

Brookline Avenue, Lansdowne Street to Commonwealth Avenue

Newbury Street Extension, Brookline Avenue to Charlesgate West

Commonwealth Avenue (inbound), from BU Bridge to Gloucester Street

Commonwealth Avenue (outbound), Hereford Street to Deerfield Street

Kenmore Street, Newbury Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)

Raleigh Street, Beacon Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)

 

8:30 AM – Brighton Area

Commonwealth Avenue, Beacon Street to Gloucester Street, and from the Newton City Line (Lake Street) to Chestnut Hill Avenue

Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill Avenue to the Brookline town line (Cleveland Circle)

Chestnut Hill Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue to Brookline town line (Ayr Road)

 

In addition, on Saturday, April 16, streets along the routes will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate the B.A.A. 5K as well as the B.A.A. Invitational Mile.

The 5K will begin at 8 AM on Charles Street near the Center Gate of the Public Garden. An estimated 10,000 runners will turn right onto Boylston Street, right on Arlington Street, left onto Commonwealth Avenue outbound via the underpass at Massachusetts Avenue, left onto Charlesgate West, left onto Commonwealth Avenue inbound via the underpass at Massachusetts Avenue, right onto Hereford Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street.

The Invitational Mile will begin on Boylston Street near Exeter Street with starting times at 10:30 AM, 10:45 AM and 11 AM.  Runners will turn left onto Dartmouth Street, left onto Newbury Street and left onto Boylston Street, ending at the Boston Marathon Finish Line.

 

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

 

Parking will be restricted on several streets in the Back Bay on Monday, April 18, 2016, as well as on Saturday, April 16, 2016.  Parking will also be restricted on some streets several days in advance of the weekend to allow preparations to take place.  Parking restrictions are as follows.

 

No Stopping April 6 to April 21

Boylston Street (both sides)

Exeter Street to Dartmouth Street

Boylston Street

From Dartmouth Street near the Copley Square Mall to Clarendon St

Exeter Street (east side)

Boylston Street to Blagden Street

Blagden Street (south side)

Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street

 

No Stopping April 11 to April 21

Blagden Street (north side)

Dartmouth Street to BPL Driveway

 

No Stopping April 13 to April 19

Exeter Street (west side)

Alley 441 to Boylston Street

 

No Stopping Saturday 12:01AM through 2PM

Newbury Street (both sides)

Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street

 

No Stopping Friday, Saturday & Monday

Boylston Street (both sides)

Dalton Street to Arlington Street

Exeter Street (both sides)

Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue (except where otherwise posted)

Dartmouth Street (both sides)

Boylston Street to Newbury Street

Trinity Place (both sides)

St. James Avenue to Stuart Street

 

No Stopping Saturday to Monday

Cambridge Street (both sides)

Court Street to Sudbury Street excluding any active construction zones

St. James Avenue (both sides)

                        Dartmouth Street to Arlington Street

 

No Stopping Saturday & Monday

Beacon Street (Boston Common side)

Charles Street to Joy Street

Boylston Street (both sides)

Arlington Street to Charles Street

Charles Street (both sides)

Boylston Street to Beacon Street

Columbus Avenue (south side)

#162 Columbus Avenue to Arlington Street

St. James Avenue (both sides)

                        Berkeley Street to Dartmouth Street

Stuart Street (both sides)

Huntington Avenue to Arlington Street

 

No Stopping Monday

Arlington Street (both sides)

Beacon Street to Stuart Street

Arlington Street (west side)

Columbus Avenue to Isabella Street

Beacon Street (both sides)

Chestnut Hill Avenue to Brookline Line

Beacon Street

Brookline Line to Kenmore Square (inbound side)

Bay State Road to Kenmore Square (both sides)

Belvidere Street (both sides)

Huntington Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue

Berkeley Street (both sides)

Columbus Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue

Blagden Street (both sides)

Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street

Cambridge Street (west side)

Court Street to Beacon Street / Tremont Street

Chestnut Hill Avenue (both sides)

Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street

Clarendon Street (both sides)

Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Columbus Avenue (both sides)

Arlington Street to Dartmouth (unless otherwise posted)

Commonwealth Avenue (south side)

Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) to 80’ east of Hereford

Commonwealth Avenue

Lake Street to Chestnut Hill Avenue (inbound)

Commonwealth Avenue

Charlesgate West to Deerfield Street (outbound)

Dalton Street (both sides)

Boylston Street to Clearway Street

Dartmouth Street (both sides)

Newbury Street to Commonwealth Avenue

Saint James Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Deerfield Street (both sides)

Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road

Exeter Street (both sides)

Commonwealth Avenue to Newbury Street

Fairfield Street (both sides)

Boylston Street to Commonwealth Avenue

Gloucester Street (both sides)

Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Hereford Street (both sides)

Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Huntington Avenue (northwest side)

Blagden Street to Massachusetts Avenue

Kenmore Street (both sides)

Newbury Street to Beacon Street

Newbury Street (both sides)

Arlington Street to Brookline Avenue over post any other temporary signs

New Chardon Street (north side)

Merrimac Street to Cambridge Street

Providence Street (both sides)

Arlington Street to Berkeley Street

Raleigh Street (both sides)

Bay State Road to Beacon Street

Stanhope Street (both sides)

Berkeley Street to Clarendon Street

Scotia Street (both sides)

Dalton Street to St. Cecilia Street

St. Cecilia Street (both sides)

Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

Tremont Street (both sides)

Cambridge Street to Stuart Street

 

No Stopping Monday Buses Only 10AM to 5PM

Beacon Street (South side, Public Garden side)

Charles Street to Arlington Street

 

 

 

 

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