Police Department

Important Traffic & Road Closures from the Cambridge Police Department

Restrictions in place for MIT Police Officer Memorial


The Cambridge Police Department is announcing the following road closures ahead of the memorial service taking place on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Wednesday, April 24, 2013:

  • Vassar Street:
    • Closed beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24 between Audrey St. and Massachusetts Ave.
  • Massachusetts Avenue:
    • Closed from Albany St. toward Boston beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24.
  • Memorial Drive:
    • Closed beginning at 12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24 between Massachusetts Ave. and the B.U. Bridge.
  • Massachusetts Avenue Bridge into Cambridge closed beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24.

These road closures are going to have a major impact on traffic in the city. Police are asking residents to plan ahead, seek alternate routes, and use public transportation whenever possible.

ALL roads and bridges will be open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic EXCEPT FOR Memorial Drive between Massachusetts Ave. and the B.U. Bridge.

We have been coordinating with our partners at the MBTA to minimize disruptions to bus routes in the area.

We are confident that the operations will be complete and all roads reopened to vehicular traffic by 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24.

Further updates about road closures and other traffic issues will be posted on the Cambridge Police Department’s website at www.CambridgePolice.org. Information can also be found by following @CambridgePolice on Twitter.

 See the below map from Boston.com showing 4/24 road closures:

View Road closures for MIT's service for Sean Collier in a larger map

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