Fourth of July

Boston's Fourth of July Weekend Traffic and Parking Restrictions

The city's Transportation Department will be enforcing numerous restrictions to avoid congestion

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The Fourth of July weekend means traffic and parking changes in Boston due mostly to the holiday celebration on the Esplanade. The city's Transportation Department says it will be enforcing the following restrictions on area streets to avoid congestion:

June 30 to July 4: Tow zone and no stopping due to Boston police special event, Thursday through Monday

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  • Beacon Street, from David G. Mugar Way to Clarendon Street

July 2: Tow zone and no stopping due to Boston's annual Chinatown Main Street Festival on Saturday

  • Beach Street, both sides, from J. F. Fitzgerald Expressway Surface Road to Harrison Avenue
  • Hudson Street, both sides, from Kneeland Street to Beach Street
  • Oxford Street, both sides, from Beach Street to Essex Street

July 3 and July 4: Tow zone and no stopping Sunday and Monday

  • 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

July 4: Tow zone and no stopping Monday

  • Arlington Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to St. James Avenue
  • Berkeley Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Boylston Street
  • Clarendon Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Marlborough Street
  • Dartmouth Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Marlborough Street
  • Exeter Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Marlborough Street
  • Fairfield Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street
  • Gloucester Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street
  • Hereford Street, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street
  • Massachusetts Avenue, both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street
  • Beacon Street, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to Charlesgate East
  • Boylston Street, both sides, from Berkeley Street to Arlington Street

July 4: Tow zone and no stopping due to Boston's annual Fourth of July Parade on Monday

  • Devonshire Street, both sides, from State Street to Quake Lane
  • State Street, both sides, from Congress Street to Washington Street

The Transportation Department urges people attending July 4 celebrations to refrain from driving if possible, and to instead ride a Bluebike, walk, or take the train. The MBTA advises T riders to buy a round-trip train ticket for a faster trip on the way back.

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