Boston: Traffic Advisory for September 15 - 17, 2023

~ Residents, visitors, and business owners of Boston will have the opportunity to experience the city in a new way this September. Open Streets Boston Dorchester 2023, Chinatown Night Market, Boston EMS Graduation and Promotion Ceremony, Celebrating Mexican Independence, and South Boston Street Festival are just some of the events that will be taking place throughout the city.

Open Streets Boston will take place in the Dorchester neighborhood on Sunday, September 17th from 6:00 AM to 3:30 PM. During this time parking restrictions will be in place on Dorchester Avenue from Ashmont Street/Talbot Avenue to Freeport Street and Leedsville Street from Adams Street to the parking lot opposite #71 Leedsville Street.

The Chinatown Night Market sponsored by the Chinatown Business Association will be held on Saturday, September 16th from 12 PM to 8 PM with parking restrictions in place on Beach Street from J. F. Fitzgerald Expressway Surface Road to Tyler Street and Hudson Street from Kneeland Street to Beach Street.

Boston Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a graduation & promotion ceremony at Faneuil Hall on Friday, September 15th with parking restrictions in place on North Street (Faneuil Hall side) from Congress Street to Clinton Street from 7AM to 2PM.

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A Celebration of Mexican Independence is taking place on Border Street in East Boston between Saratoga Street and Lexington Streets with parking restrictions and potential closures in place on both sides of Border street during this time.

The annual South Boston Street Festival is being held on East Broadway between I street and L street with access being maintained eastbound to Emerson street and also partly on K street from East Broadway to Emerson street with parking restrictions and street closures in place during this time.

Additionally, there is a weekend closure scheduled for Norfolk Avenue from September 22nd-25th due to an MBTA project which will require buses replacing trains on the Fairmount Line as well as traffic detours for eastbound traffic onto Magazine street and Massachusetts Avenue and westbound traffic onto Columbia Road, Dudley street, and Magazine street.

People attending these events are encouraged to walk, bike or take public transit as an alternative form of transportation. Information regarding Bluebikes (the regional bike share service) may be found online as well as information regarding the MBTA which advises riders to purchase round-trip tickets rather than one-way tickets for a faster return trip. Walking is also a great way for people attending these events move around safely while enjoying all that these events have to offer!

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