Traffic Impacts due to Project Bread's Walk for Hunger Sunday, May 5

Traffic in Cambridge and surrounding communities will be impacted during the day Sunday, May 5 due to Project Bread's 20 mile Walk for Hunger. Memorial Drive between Fresh Pond Pkwy. and Western Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic at from 11 am – 7pm. Expect slow moving traffic on Memorial Drive from Western Ave. to Massachusetts Ave. from 9:30am - 5:30pm.
For more information, call 617-723-5000 or visit www.projectbread.org.

Cambridge  Specific Information

Expect delays at the intersection of Greenough Blvd. and Gerry’s Landing Rd. at the Eliot Bridge and Cambridge Boat Club from 9:30am-5:30pm. Right lane will be closed.

Parking restrictions at the Marsh Post from 1:00am – 8:00pm on May 5th.

Parking restrictions at the Cambridge Boat Club on May 5th, from 1:00am – 8:00pm.

Memorial Drive between Fresh Pond Parkway and Western Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic at from 11:00am – 7:00pm

Parking restrictions at the Riverside Boat Club from 8am Saturday, May 4th to 8:00pm, Sunday, May 5th.

Parking restrictions at the Magazine Pool Horseshoe Driveway from 5:00am to 8:00 pm on May 5th.

Memorial Drive eastbound right lane from Reid Overpass to DeWolfe Boathouse is closed to vehicular traffic from 10:00am – 5:30pm.

From 10:00am – 5:30pm there is no right turn from BU Bridge and no access eastbound on Memorial Drive from underneath the Reid Overpass.

Expect slow moving traffic on Memorial Drive from Western Ave. to Massachusetts Ave. from 9:30am-5:30pm. 

TRAFFIC IMPACTS IN OTHER COMMUNITIES 

Boston

Charles St., between Boylston and Beacon, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6:00am-6:00pm. Parking on Charles St. will also be restricted. In addition, Boylston St. East- and Westbound feeding into Charles St. will be closed. Traffic on Charles St. S. will be diverted at Park Square.

Commonwealth Ave. outbound, from Arlington St. through Kenmore Square, will be closed from 6:00am-11:00am

Traffic will be diverted at streets leading to Commonwealth, including Charlesgate E. and W. Traffic on Commonwealth inbound at Kenmore Square will also be diverted.

Arlington St., between Beacon and Commonwealth Ave., will be closed from 6:00am–11:00am.

Beacon St. between Charles St. and Arlington St. will be closed from 7:00am-12:00pm. Expect traffic delays Beacon St. outbound from Kenmore Square to Park Dr. between 7:00am-12:00pm. Traffic outbound at the intersection of Beacon St. and Park Dr. will be diverted from 7:00am-12:00pm.

Drivers are asked to use extreme caution on Massachusetts Ave. at the intersection with Commonwealth Ave. where Walkers will be crossing from 11:00am-7:00pm.

Charlesgate West at Beacon Street closed 7:00am - 11:30am.

Charlesgate East at Commonwealth Ave. inbound closed from 7:00am – 11:30am.

Expect delays along Commonwealth Ave. from Charlesgate E. to Arlington St. from 11:00am-7:00pm.

Brookline

Beacon St. outbound will be closed between St. Mary's and Carlton Sts. from 7:00am-12:00pm. Parking on Beacon St. outbound will be restricted.

Expect traffic delays on Beacon St. from Carlton St. to Ayr Rd. from 7:00am-12:00pm.

Newton

Expect traffic delays and diversions on Beacon St. from Chestnut Hill Ave. to Newton Centre from 7:00am-3:00pm.

Langley Rd. between Beacon St. and Centre St. will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7:00am-3:00pm. Expect traffic delays and diversions at intersecting streets.

Drivers are asked to use extreme caution at Newton Corner from 7:00am-4:00pm as Walkers will be crossing from Centre St. over the Washington St. Bridge to continue along Centre St.                                                                                        

Expect traffic delays and diversions on Centre St. from Langley Rd. to Newton Corner, from 7:00am-3:00pm. Traffic will be diverted at most intersecting streets

Exit 17 from I-90 Westbound will be closed from 10am until the heavy flow of Walkers subsides (likely around 2:00pm). It is recommended to use Exit 20 for all points North and Exit 16 for all destinations south.

Watertown

Drivers are asked to use extreme caution and expect delays on Galen Street from 8:00am – 4:00pm.

Parking restrictions on Charles River Road from Galen Street to basketball courts near Irving Street 5:00am – 5:00pm on Sunday, May 5th.

Charles River Road from Basketball Courts near Irving Street to North Beacon Street, right lane is closed.

Expect delays at the North Beacon St. Bridge from 8:30am-6:00pm.

North Beacon Street right lane closed from Soldier’s Field Road to Greenough Blvd. from 7:30am – 4:00pm.

Extreme caution at intersection of North Beacon and Greenough with Walkers crossing the street from 8:30 am – 6:00pm.

Greenough Boulevard between North Beacon and Arsenal Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8:15am-6:00pm.

Drivers are asked to use extreme caution on Arsenal St. at the intersection of Greenough Boulevard where Walkers will cross from 8:30am-4:00pm.

Greenough Boulevard Westbound to Cambridge will have the right lane closed from 8:30am-6:00pm.

Expect delays at all intersecting streets.

The Southbound right lane into Boston will be closed from 10:00am – 5:00pm, expect delays.

Expect delays on the Massachusetts Ave. Harvard Bridge inbound to Boston from 9:30am -5:30pm.

 

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