2015 Marathon Street Closings + Parking Restrictions


City of Boston Traffic and Parking Advisory
2015 Boston Marathon

Vehicle traffic will be prohibited and parking will be restricted on many streets in Boston in the days leading up to the Boston Marathon and on Monday, April 20, 2015.  Using the MBTA to travel to and from Boston on Marathon Monday is strongly recommended.  Detailed information on MBTA service can 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.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS


The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic on Monday, April 20, 2015.

  • 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

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 18, 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 and will proceed south to Boylston Street, west on Boylston Street, north on Arlington Street, west on Commonwealth Avenue outbound via the underpass at Massachusetts Avenue, south on Charlesgate West, east onto Commonwealth Avenue inbound via the underpass at Massachusetts Avenue, south on Hereford Street, east on Boylston Street, north on 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.  Participants will turn left onto Dartmouth Street, left onto Newbury Street, 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 20, 2015, as well as on Saturday, April 18, 2015.  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 09 to April 23
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 13 to April 23
Blagden Street (north side)
     Dartmouth Street to BPL Driveway

No Stopping April 15 to April 21
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, Sunday & Monday
Cambridge Street (both sides)
     Court Street to Sudbury Street excluding any active construction zones

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
Stuart Street (both sides)
     Huntington Avenue to Arlington Street

No Stopping Sunday & Monday
Saint James Avenue (both sides)
     Arlington Street to Berkeley 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


Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay
160 Commonwealth Avenue  #L-8
Boston, Massachusetts  02116-2749
E-mail:  info@nabbonline.com
Web:   www.nabbonline.com
Tel:  617-247-3961

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