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Wellesley police announce road closures for Boston Marathon

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  April 12, 2013 03:29 PM

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A number of roads will be closed in Wellesley on Monday as thousands of runners sprint through town during the Boston Marathon.

Central Street and Washington Street will be closed beginning at 8:45 a.m., and any cars parked along these roads will be towed, according to Wellesley police.

Central Street, also known as Route 135, will be closed from the Natick line to Grove Street at Wellesley Square. Washington Street, or Route 16, will be closed from Grove Street to the Newton city line.

The race route essentially divides Wellesley in half. Once the roads are closed, no vehicle will be allowed to cross over the route, or leave any parking lots on the route until the race is finished and the road has reopened. The only way to 'cross' over the race route is by using Route 9.

Additionally, there will also be no parking on the following streets prior to and during the race:

  • Pond Road
  • Linden Street (from Weston Road to Crest Road)
  • River Street
  • Garden Road
  • Brook Street
  • Colburn Road
  • Route 9
  • Wareland Road
  • Wellesley Avenue

Closed roads are expected to reopen around 2:30 p.m., and will begin opening in segments starting at the Natick town line going east.

The Wellesley Police Department will also provide updates on their website and through social media, and will send out alerts when the roads are completely open.

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