July 3rd Travel Information and Advisories

in Transportation News
July 3rd, 2014

The annual July 4th celebration on the Esplanade will be taking place on Thursday, July 3rd.  To accommodate the festivities, a number of parking restrictions will be in place and select local streets will be closed to vehicular traffic.  Those coming into the City to enjoy the festivities are urged to take the MBTA.  Information on service 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. 

LOCAL STREETS CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC

 

*When the State closes Storrow Drive, sections of local City of Boston streets that lead to Storrow Drive will also close.  Otherwise, street closings on local city streets will be as follows.

 

July 3rd at 6 PM Until Completion of the Fireworks

Berkeley Street, from Beacon Street to Back Street

Clarendon Street, from Back Street to Beacon Street

Back Street, from Dartmouth Street to Mugar Way (Resident Access will remain from Dartmouth Street)

Beacon Street, from Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue

Berkeley Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

Dartmouth Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

Fairfield Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

Hereford Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street

Massachusetts Avenue, from Commonwealth Avenue to the City of Cambridge

 

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

 

Tow Zone, No Stopping – Monday, June 30, through Thursday, July 3

 

Beacon Street, even side, from Berkeley Street to Clarendon Street

 

Tow Zone, No Stopping – Thursday, July 3

 

Arlington Street, both sides, from Beacon Street to Commonwealth Avenue

Berkeley Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

Clarendon Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

Dartmouth Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

Exeter Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street

Beacon Street, both sides, from Charles Street to Dartmouth Street

Back Street, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to David G. Mugar Way

Chestnut Street, both sides, from David G. Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

Mount Vernon Street, both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

Pinckney Street, both sides, from David G. Mugar Way to Brimmer Street

Revere Street, both sides, from David G. Mugar Way to Charles Street

 

MBTA Information

Customers are urged to take public transportation to and from the Fireworks Spectacular on July 3 as well as to all Fourth of July events. Please check T-Alerts for the most up-to-date service information during the holiday.

As a reminder, bicycles are not allowed on any subway lines after 6 p.m. on July 3, 2014. Additionally, bicycles are prohibited on all inbound and outbound Commuter Rail trains after 6 p.m. on July 3, 2014. Bikes are, however, allowed on all Commuter Rail trains and subway lines all day on the Fourth of July.

 

Beginning at 2 p.m. on July 3, 2014, subway service on all lines will operate at rush hour levels of service to accommodate increased ridership. Additionally, fares will not be collected after 9:30 p.m. for all modes of service.

 

Customers should also note that all MBTA parking garages will be pay-on-entry and cash-only on the July 3, 2014, beginning at 12 p.m. (including the Wellington Station parking lot) in order to ensure all customers exit in a timely manner. Due to heavy parking demand, some MBTA parking garages and lots may fill more quickly than normal. Customers planning to park in an MBTA garage or lot should plan accordingly.

 

For a full review of MBTA schedules, please visit the MBTA.

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