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Traffic Advisory for July 14 - July 16, 2023

Events happening in the City of Boston will bring some parking restrictions and street closures.

People attending these events are encouraged to walk, bike, or take public transit. Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found on the website and information on the MBTA may be found online. The MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket for a faster return trip. Walking is also a great way to move around.


Open Newbury Street Series – Sundays, from July 2, 2023 through to October 15, 2023

The first Sunday in a series that will once again transform Newbury Street into a pedestrian-only walkway. The street will become car-free to allow shoppers, diners, and pedestrians to use the full width of the street. Arlington Street, Berkeley Street, Clarendon Street, & Dartmouth Street will all remain open, while Exeter Street, Fairfield Street, Gloucester Street, and Hereford Street will be closed at Newbury Street. The series will run every Sunday from July 2, 2023 to Sunday, October 15, 2023.

Parking restrictions and road closures will be in place at the following locations:

  • Newbury Street, Both sides, from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Berkeley Street, Both sides, from Boylston Street to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Clarendon Street, Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Exeter Street, Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Fairfield Street, Both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Gloucester Street, Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Hereford Street, Both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street, excluding next to the fire station

Boston Little Saigon Night Market, Dorchester - Saturday, July 15, 2023

Dorchester Avenue will be the venue for the Boston Little Saigon Night Market. Night markets are outdoor street festivals that include food vendors, artisan/merchandise vendors, games, entertainment, and photo opportunities. They can be found all over Vietnam and are one of the most loved experiences by locals and tourists. During the event, the Boston Little Saigon Cultural District will not only highlight the community, but also bring a cultural experience to nostalgic residents who grew up in Vietnam and locals who are yearning for new experiences. Parking restrictions will be in place on Saturday from 12 PM to 9 PM on the following street:

  • Dorchester Avenue, Both sides, from Adams Street to Park Street

Open Streets Boston – Saturday, July 15, 2023

Open Streets Boston events afford residents, visitors, and business owners to experience Boston in a whole new way through a fun-filled day of walking, biking, skating, rolling, and family-friendly activities on car-free streets, which will require some temporary parking regulations and some roadway diversions. 

Blue Hill Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Cottage Street to Warren Street between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:30 pm. 

Starting at 6:00 am, parking will be prohibited on both sides of Blue Hill Avenue from Alaska Street to Warren Street and on the northeast (even) side of Warren Street from Blue Hill Ave to Sunderland Street.

Roxbury Unity Parade – Sunday, July 16, 2023

The Roxbury Unity Parade is expected to consist of 100-200 people and will start in front of the Madison Park High School, taking Malcolm X Boulevard to Dudley Street, taking a right onto Warren Street, continuing onto Washington Street ending at Ball Street where they will enter Ramsey Park. The setup for the parade will begin at 12:00PM with a step-off time of 1:00 PM.

Parking restrictions and rolling road closures will be in place on Sunday from 9 AM to 3 PM on the following streets:

  • Malcolm X Boulevard, Both sides, from Elmwood Street to Dudley Street
  • Dudley Street, Both sides, from Malcolm X Boulevard to Washington Street
  • Warren Street, Both sides, from Dudley Street to Washington Street
  • Washington Street, Both sides, from Warren Street to Ball Street

BETANCES FESTIVAL, Villa Victoria – Saturday, July 15, 2023

The annual Betances Festival will be held within the Villa Victoria complex. Parking restrictions will be in place on the following streets:

  • Aguadilla Street, Both sides, from Tremont Street (starting from the leg opposite West Canton Street) to West Brookline Street.
  • San Juan Street, Both sides, from Shawmut Avenue (starting from the leg closest to West Dedham Street) to West Brookline Street.

Run to Home Base - Saturday, July 22, 2023

The Annual Run to Home Base consists of a 5K race and a 9K race. Both start on Jersey Street and over their course will enter the City of Cambridge by way of the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge and then return to the City of Boston, ending by crossing home plate at Fenway Park. It is expected that with 2,000 runners, the event will generate upwards of 10,000 attendees.

In the interest of public safety and to facilitate the large number of people this event will

generate some necessary temporary parking restrictions and potential road closures on 

  • Jersey Street, Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Van Ness Street
  • Van Ness Street, Both sides, from Jersey Street to Ipswich Street
  • Ipswich Street, Both sides, from Van Ness Street to Lansdowne Street
  • Lansdowne Street, Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street
  • Boylston Street, Both sides, from Hemenway Street to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Massachusetts Avenue, West side (odd side), from Beacon Street to Boylston Street

Events such as parades, road races and street fairs may require road closures to accommodate the activities.

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