Here’s how to plan for Boston moving traffic this week

A busy Wadsworth Street on Sept. 1, 2016.
–David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe, File

As you well know, August 31 is by far the most popular date for leases to end in Boston, meaning thousands of residents will be moving this Thursday and Friday. On top of that, large universities, including Boston University and Northeastern, have begun their fall move-in process.

So yeah, it’s going to be a busy weekend for Boston’s roads.

The City of Boston has a site of parking and traffic restrictions that are focused on the popular student neighborhoods of Allston, Brighton, Fenway, Roxbury, and Mission Hill. The restrictions start Thursday at the earliest.

The city’s site includes an interactive map of the restrictions.


“Please remember to check the signs posted on the street when you park,” the site reads. “While this page is a good resource, the street signs will always have the most up-to-date information.”

Those moving in Boston have the option to pay for a parking permit (the deadlines for a September 1 permit have already passed). On an average day, there are less than 40 active permits, but Thursday and Friday will see a combined 1,278 according to city data updated on August 25, The Boston Globe reported.

The city has released an interactive map of all open permits, many of which are for Thursday or Friday. Residents can also search for open permits by street name to see if any will directly affect them.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the city has reminded those driving moving trucks that several Boston roads have low clearance, most notably Storrow Drive.