Boston Marathon Finish Line 2011

Photo: Matt Bennett/Governor’s Office, Source: Flickr

This morning I had an appointment in the Back Bay. Usually it takes me no more than 5 minutes to drive across town from the South End. Today it took about 20 minutes. The problem? Setup for the Boston Marathon on Monday has started and some of the streets around Copley Square are already closed causing snarled traffic and delays. Here’s what you need to know about street closings for the next few days:

Thursday, April 12 to Tuesday, April 17  – The BTD issued a traffic advisory stating that
Dartmouth Street, St. James Avenue to Boylston Street would be closed starting Friday April 13, but it was already closed this morning.

Saturday, April 14 to Tuesday, April 17
Boylston Street, Clarendon Street to Exeter Street (intermittent closings)

Saturday, April 14 to Sunday, April 15
St. James Avenue, Arlington Street to Clarendon Street (intermittent closings)

Sunday, April 15, 8 AM – 9 AM
Tremont Street, Park Street, Beacon Street, Arlington Street, Commonwealth Avenue (inbound side), Berkeley Street, Clarendon Street, Hereford Street will be closed intermittently for the BAA5K Run

Sunday, April 15, 7:30 AM – 11 AM
Boylston Street, Dartmouth Street, Newbury Street and Exeter Street will be closed intermittently for the BAA Invitational Mile

Sunday, April 15, 9:30 AM to 7 PM
Berkeley Street, from Columbus Avenue to Newbury Street

Monday, April 16, 6 AM – Streets around Copley Square will be closed. At 9 AM streets inside Mass Ave will close. At 10 AM streets outside of Mass Ave will close. These are the streets affected:

Beacon Street – from Chestnut Hill Avenue to the Brookline Town Line; from the Brookline Town Line to Commonwealth Avenue

Berkeley Street – from Columbus Avenue to Newbury Street

Boylston Street – from Massachusetts Avenue to Arlington Street

Commonwealth Avenue – from the Newton Town Line to Chestnut Hill Avenue; from Beacon Street to Gloucester Street

Chestnut Hill Avenue – from Commonwealth Avenue to the Brookline Town Line

Clarendon Street – from Commonwealth Avenue to Stuart Street

Dalton Street – from Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

Dartmouth Street – from Stuart Street to Newbury Street; from Columbus Avenue to Stuart Street (northbound)

Exeter Street – from Commonwealth Avenue to Huntington Avenue

Fairfield Street – from Boylston Street to Newbury Street

Gloucester Street – from Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Hereford Street – from Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Kenmore Street – from Newbury Street to Commonwealth Avenue

Kenmore Square – from Beacon Street to Commonwealth Avenue (inbound)

Newbury Street – from Fairfield Street to Massachusetts Avenue

St. James Avenue – from Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street

Stuart Street – from Dartmouth Street to Arlington Street

Trinity Place – from Saint James Avenue to Mass Turnpike On-Ramp

Providence Street – from Arlington Street to Berkeley Street

Public Alley #440 – from Exeter Street to Dartmouth Street

In addition to the above street closings, many streets will have parking restrictions. Signs will be posted so please look before parking in the area.

More Marathon Info:

Boston Athletic Association

Boston Athletic Association’s Twitter feed

Boston Marathon history

Boston Globe Marathon page