For Immediate Release: October 24, 2018
Contact: Boston Transportation Department, 617-635-4811
CITY OF BOSTON TRAFFIC ADVISORY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018
Halloween Events, Out of the Darkness Walk
Special events taking place on Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28, will impact traffic and parking in Boston. People coming into the City to enjoy the festivities are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.mbta.com. Walking is also a great way to move around Boston.
Saturday, October 27
The Costume Dash Fun Run will begin at 9 AM on Boylston Street at Copley Square in the Back Bay. An estimated 3,000 runners will proceed on Boylston Street, turn left on Charles Street and end within the Boston Common.
Streets along the route are expected to be closed to traffic from approximately 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM, with streets being opened up as the tail of the race proceeds toward the finish line.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday 6 AM to 12 Noon” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- Boylston Street, even side, Dartmouth Street to Clarendon Street
The Madonna Della Cava Halloween Parade will begin at 2 PM on Battery Street in the North End. An estimated 300 participants will turn left onto Hanover Street, left onto Fleet Street, right onto North Street, left onto Lewis Street, right onto Richmond Street, right onto Hanover Street, right onto Battery Street.
Streets along the route are expected to be closed to traffic from approximately 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM with streets re-opening as the parade proceeds along the route.
In addition, the following location will be closed to traffic from 9 AM to 4 PM for the Madonna Della Cava Halloween Party.
- Battery Street, from Hanover Street to Commercial Street
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- Battery Street, both sides, Hanover Street to Commercial Street
- Commercial Street, even side, Hanover Street to Battery Street
The Night of the Great Pumpkin Event will take place in Charlestown.
The following street will be closed to traffic from 8 AM to 8 PM.
- Old Rutherford Avenue, from Austin Street to the Tot Lot
A Fall Festival will take place in Roxbury.
The following street will be closed to traffic from 2 PM to 6 PM.
- Mount Pleasant Avenue, from Vine Street to Forest Street
The Out of the Darkness Walk will begin at 10 AM on City Hall Plaza. An estimated 1,500 participants will turn right onto Cambridge Street, right onto New Chardon Street, right onto Congress Street, right onto State Street, straight onto Court Street, right onto Cambridge Street, and end at City Hall Plaza.
Brief traffic delays are expected as participants make their way along the route.
Sunday, October 28
The East BOOston Y 5K will begin at 9 AM at the Bremen Street Park near #215 Bremen Street in East Boston. An estimated 300 participants will run from the Bremen Street Park, to the East Boston Greenway, enter the East Boston Greenway, exit onto Marginal Street, to Piers Park, and back to the East Boston Greenway to the Bremen Street Park.
Minimal traffic disruption on Marginal Street is expected through 10:30 AM.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday 8AM to 11AM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- Marginal Street, East Boston, Piers Park side, Orleans Street to opposite #142 Marginal Street
Tracey C. Ganiatsos, Public Information Manager
Boston Transportation Department