DCR Traffic Advisory: Columbus Day Weekend Road Closures

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 9, 2015

DCR Traffic Advisory: Columbus Day Weekend Road Closures

WHAT:  The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close roads in the Greater Boston area Sunday, October 11, 2015 and Monday, October 12, 2015 in order to accommodate the running of both the Boston Athletic Association’s (BAA) Half Marathon and the Tufts 10K.

BAA HALF MARATHON

WHEN: Sunday, October 11, 2015  – 7:30AM to 11:30AM

WHERE: Roads along the Emerald Necklace Park System

  • Jamaicaway
  • Riverway
  • Arborway
  • Pond Avenue
  • Perkins Street
  • Francis Parkman Drive
  • Monsignor William Casey Overpass

The following parking restrictions will also be in place from Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 1:00AM to 1:00PM: 132 The Riverway to 162 The Riverway.

ANNUAL TUFTS 10K

WHEN: Monday, October 12, 2015 – 11:00AM to 2:30PM

WHERE: The following roads will be closed to accommodate the Columbus Day / Tufts 10K road race:     

  • Massachusetts Avenue Bridge
  • Memorial Drive between First Street and Reid Overpass
  • Reid Overpass
  • Arlington Street between Storrow Drive and Beacon Street
  • Arlington Street exit from the Storrow Drive Tunnel

The following parking restrictions will also be in place on Monday, October 12, 2015 from 1:00AM to 3:00PM:
Memorial Drive west and eastbound from # 1 to # 450.

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The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), an agency of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, oversees 450,000 acres of parks and forests, beaches, bike trails, watersheds, dams, and parkways. Led by Commissioner Carol Sanchez, the agency’s mission is to protect, promote, and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources. To learn more about DCR, our facilities, and our programs, please visit www.mass.gov/dcr. Contact us at mass.parks@state.ma.us.

 

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Kevin O’Shea

Deputy Communications Director & Press Secretary

Department of Conservation and Recreation

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