Road closures for the 2016 Boston Marathon

Expect plenty of detours and road closures ahead of the Boston Marathon.
Expect plenty of detours and road closures ahead of the Boston Marathon. –Andrew Burton/Getty Images

The Boston Marathon is almost here. When it comes, the nationally watched event will attract thousands of athletes, spectators and tourists to the city.

In other words, this means Boston will be a very difficult place to navigate on April 18.

Boston officials are urging motorists coming into the city not to drive their personal vehicles.

In addition, parking on certain streets will be heavily restricted on streets around Back Bay on Saturday, April 16 to accommodate the Boston Athletic Association’s 5K and Invitational Mile.

Please be aware of the following traffic restrictions for Monday, April 18 provided by the City of Boston.

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The following streets in the vicinity of the Boston Common will close at 5 a.m.

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

Boylston Street, Hereford Street to Arlington Street in the Back Bay will close by 6 a.m. Cross streets will remain open until 8 a.m.

The following streets in the Back Bay neighborhood will close at 8 a.m.

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

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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

The following streets in the vicinity of Kenmore Square will close at 8 a.m.

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)

The following streets in the Brighton neighborhood will be closed at 8:30 a.m.

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).

Expect road closures in the following towns along the Boston Marathon route during these times.

Hopkinton from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Ashland from 7:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Framingham from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Natick from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

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Wellesley from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Newton from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Brookline from 9:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

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