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2013 Columbus Day holiday traffic advisory

Please be aware of the following road closures on Monday, Oct. 14 which may impact traffic patterns in our area.  If you ride the T, also be aware that there will be busing on the red line and the T will be running on a Saturday Schedule.

The following information can help you determine how these factors may impact your commute. Please allow extra time and plan accordingly.


Road closures for ANNUAL TUFTS 10K

WHEN:           Monday, October 14
                         11AM to 2:30PM

WHERE:         The following roads will be closed on Monday, October 14th from approximately
11:00 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. for the Columbus Day / Tufts 10K road race:

•             Mass Ave. Bridge
•             Memorial Drive. between First Street and Reid Overpass
•             Reid Overpass
•             Arlington Street between Storrow Drive and Beacon Street
•             Arlington Street exit from the Storrow Drive Tunnel

The following parking restrictions will also be in place on Monday October 14th from 1:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 
Memorial Drive west and eastbound from # 1 to # 450.
http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/

Beacon Street will be closed at the start of the race between the Boston Common and Mass Ave.  It will reopen after the runners reach the bridge.


Red Line:
Just a reminder to Red Line users.  Columbus Day is considered by the MBTA as part of the weekend. Two important things to remember: they will be busing  Between JFK and Ashmont as well as running on a Saturday schedule.  On Saturday schedules the trains during rush hour are 14 minutes apart instead of the normal 9 minutes apart.
http://www.mbta.com/rider_tools/transit_updates/?ttype=subway&advistory=true&route=Red+Line#advise