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Traffic, parking restrictions during memorial services for former Mayor Kevin White

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  January 30, 2012 03:46 PM

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By Boston.com

The city of Boston has announced the following traffic and parking restrictions for Wednesday during memorial and funeral services for former Boston Mayor Kevin H. White.

Parking will be prohibited Wednesday on the north side of Beacon Street from Park Street to Walnut Street and from Charles Street to Park Street on the south side of Beacon Street.

The east side of Joy Street from Joy Place to Beacon Street will also be closed to parking.

Traffic is expected to be heavy Tuesday in the vicinity of the Parkman House, at 33 Beacon Street, Tuesday, where a public viewing is being held. The Boston Police Department may close Beacon Street westbound, between Park and Joy streets, for parts of the day.

On Wednesday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. parking will be prohibited from the following streets:

Belvidere Street, both sides, from Dalton Street to Massachusetts Avenue.

Saint Cecelia Street, both sides, from Belvidere Street to Cambria Street.

Cambria Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Dalton Street.

Scotia Street, both sides, from Saint Cecelia Street to Dalton Street.

Mt. Vernon Street, even side, from Brimmer Street heading east to the first street light past #158

Parking will be prohibited on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from the following streets:

Blagden Street, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street.

Boylston Street, on the side of the Boston Public Library, from Exeter Street to Dartmouth Street.

Traffic is also expected to be heavy in the vicinity of St. Cecilia’s Church on Belvidere Street in the Back Bay, where the funeral mass is being held, and the Boston Police Department may close Belvidere Street to traffic between Dalton Street and Massachusetts Avenue Wednesday morning.

There will be a procession through downtown Boston starting at the Parkman House at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at Saint Cecilia’s Church. This will be followed by a public reception at the Boston Public Library on Boylston Street.

According to Mayor Thomas M. Menino's office,

The procession will begin at 10 AM on Wednesday at #33 Beacon Street. It will continue onto School Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Water Street, left onto Congress Street and right onto North Street. At this point, there will be a pause at the statue of Mayor White in front of Faneuil Hall. Starting up again, vehicles will turn left onto Union Street, left onto Hanover Street, right onto Congress Street, left onto New Chardon Street, right onto Cambridge Street, left onto Charles Street, right onto Mt. Vernon Street where there will be another pause at the White family residence. The procession will continue left onto Brimmer Street, right onto Beacon Street, left onto Arlington Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, left onto Massachusetts Avenue, left onto Boylston Street, right onto Dalton Street, right onto Belvidere Street, ending in front of St. Cecilia’s Church.

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