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Road Closures Around Boston For July Fourth Celebration

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Boston officials are preparing for Fourth of July celebrations Monday. Several roads are closed in Boston ahead of the evening's festivities.

Several on-ramps to Storrow Drive have been closed and police will shut down parts of Memorial Drive starting at 4:30 p.m. See below for more details of hour-by-hour road closures.

The MBTA is running extra trains for people heading to and from the Esplanade.

Road closures for Monday:

12:01 a.m.

  • No parking on Memorial Drive, both sides, from Massachusetts Avenue to the Longfellow Bridge. All vehicles remaining after this time will be towed.

7:30 a.m.

  • Access to both sides of Storrow Drive will be closed from Leverett Circle to Kenmore Square.
  • Exit to Storrow Drive from the Tip O’Neil Tunnel closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles.
  • Leverett Circle entrance to Storrow Drive westbound closed. Traffic will be allowed to travel on Msgr. O’Brien Highway to Cambridge and on Martha’s Road to Boston.
  • Closures will include on-ramps to Storrow from: Berkeley Street; the Charlesgate Area (heading east); Bowker Overpass from Park Drive; and Charles Street Circle (heading west). (Continued)
  • No parking or boat launches at Magazine Beach area.

4:30 p.m.

  • Memorial Drive in both directions is closed from Massachusetts Avenue to the Longfellow Bridge.
  • Main Street, Cambridge, is closed from Third Street to the Longfellow Bridge.
  • Ames Street, Cambridge, from Main Street to Memorial Drive is closed. Wadsworth and Amherst streets, Cambridge, are closed.
  • Land Boulevard, Cambridge, is closed from Binney Street to the Longfellow Bridge.
  • Longfellow Bridge is closed in both directions.

6:00 p.m.

  • Memorial Drive from Massachusetts Avenue to the B.U. Bridge is closed.
  • Massachusetts Avenue Bridge is closed in both directions.
  • Vassar Street, Cambridge, closed from Massachusetts Avenue to Memorial Drive (access for residents).

11:00 p.m.

  • Craigie Drawbridge at Leverett Circle to remain closed for two hours until traffic subsides. Smaller boats that can fit under the bridge while it is in down position will be allowed to pass.

(Courtesy of the Massachusetts State Police)

This program aired on July 4, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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