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You can read through the entire list of street closures and parking restrictions in place for the Boston Marathon, or you can save some time and take our free advice: Don’t drive into Boston on Marathon Monday.

The city will close several major roads ahead of the race, starting at 5 a.m. when streets around Boston Common are blocked off as runner gather to take their buses to Hopkinton.

An hour later, Boylston Street shuts down from Hereford to Arlington streets.

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At 8 a.m., most of Back Bay and Kenmore Square shut down, followed a half hour later by street closures in Brighton.

Here are a few maps of the road closures. That’s maps, plural. Because that’s how many roads are closed. Seriously, don’t drive into Boston on Marathon Monday.

Even if you could drive into the area (which you shouldn’t. See above), you’d have very few places to park. The city has prohibited parking on most streets along the marathon route. Here are the maps for parking restrictions. Again, the city needed multiple maps for this. So no driving, OK?

Your best bet is to take the MBTA on Monday. Just keep in mind there are some stations closed for the race. You can get a full breakdown of the T’s Patriots’ Day service here.

Still not convinced that driving’s a bad idea? Here’s a list of the street closures, organized by time. You can also find this list, along with all of the parking restrictions, on the city’s website:

5 a.m., Boston Common Area

Tremont Street, Court Street to Boylston Street

Avery Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street

West Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street

Temple Place, Washington Street to Tremont Street

Winter Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street

Park Street, Beacon Street to Tremont Street

Bromfield Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street

Beacon Street, Somerset Street to Tremont Street

Cambridge Street (inbound), New Sudbury Street to Tremont Street

6 a.m., Back Bay Area

Boylston Street, Hereford Street to Arlington Street

8 a.m., Back Bay Area

Berkeley Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Clarendon Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Dartmouth Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Exeter Street, Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue

Ring Road, Huntington Avenue to Boylston Street

Fairfield Street, Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Gloucester Street, Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Providence Street, Arlington Street to Berkeley Street

Trinity Place, St. James Avenue to Massachusetts Turnpike on-ramp

Boylston Street, Massachusetts Avenue to Arlington Street

Newbury Street, Arlington Street to Charlesgate East

St. James Avenue, Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street

Huntington Avenue (outbound), Dartmouth Street to Belvidere Street

Stuart Street, Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street

Blagden Street, Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street

Berkeley Street, Columbus Avenue to Newbury Street

Clarendon Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Dartmouth Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Exeter Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Huntington Avenue

Fairfield Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Gloucester Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Hereford Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Dalton Street, Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

Belvidere Street, Huntington Avenue to Dalton Street

8 a.m., Kenmore Square Area

Beacon Street, Park Drive to Commonwealth Avenue

Brookline Avenue, Lansdowne Street to Commonwealth Avenue

Newbury Street Extension, Brookline Avenue to Charlesgate west

Commonwealth Avenue (inbound), from BU Bridge to Gloucester Street

Commonwealth Avenue (outbound), Hereford Street to Deerfield Street

Kenmore Street, Newbury Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)

Raleigh Street, Beacon Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)

8:30 a.m., Brighton Area

Commonwealth Avenue, Beacon Street to Gloucester Street, and from the Newton city line (Lake Street) to Chestnut Hill Avenue

Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill Avenue to the Brookline town line (Cleveland Circle)

Chestnut Hill Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue to Brookline town line (Ayr Road)

Scalese can be reached at roberto.scalese@globe.com or via Twitter @BertoScalese.