2016 Boston Marathon :: Traffic and Parking Restrictions

2016 Boston Marathon
Traffic and Parking Restrictions

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 here, 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 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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