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Expect Traffic Impacts on Thursday, May 23, Due to Harvard Commencement

Expect significant traffic impacts in and around Harvard Square on Thursday, May 23, due to Harvard Commencement events.

Road closures are as follows:

  • Quincy Street from Broadway to Harvard Street from 5am to 6pm 
  • Appian Way from 5am-6pm

In addition to Harvard Square, there will be traffic impacts on the following streets:

  • Mt Auburn at JFK Street Mt Auburn Street will be closed to Eastbound Traffic
  • Brattle Square at Eliot Street - Vehicles will not be allowed to reenter Harvard Square. Traffic flows West on Brattle Street
  • JFK Street at Massachusetts Avenue - Massachusetts Avenue closed to Northbound traffic; all vehicles directed to Brattle Street
  • Memorial Drive at JFK Street - JFK Street will be closed to Northbound traffic
  • Memorial Drive at Plympton Street - Plympton Street closed to Northbound traffic
  • Massachusetts Avenue at Garden Street - Massachusetts Avenue closed to Southbound traffic

Vehicle and bicycle traffic may be impacted by processionals through the area.

Commencement activities on Thursday include:

  • Processionals between 7:45 a.m. and 9:20 a.m.
  • Commencement Ceremony from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Luncheons and diploma-award ceremonies in the afternoon

If you are traveling through the area, please pay attention to signage, message boards, and/or directions from members of the Cambridge Police Department.

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