Get ready for the 2015 Boston Marathon! Even if you are not running or watching in person, your driving or public transportation plans may be impacted.
The following streets in Newton will be closed due from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to the 119th running of the Boston Marathon, according to Newton Police:
- Commonwealth Avenue from the Boston line to Washington Street
- Washington Street from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street
- Washington Street from Beacon Street to the Wellesley line
- College Road between Commonwealth Avenue and Hammond
In addition, Homer Street between Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street, Walnut Street between Commonwealth Avenue and Homer Street, Cummings Road and North Street will be a Police Security Zone and will be open to abutters only from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Newton Police said.
Many streets in Boston will be closed during the race, including Commonwealth Avenue, Beacon Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton which will close at 8:30 a.m. For full details of street closings and parking restrictions click here.
Most of the T system will run on a regular weekday schedule, but some MBTA routes will be impacted – mostly during the time of the Marathon.
The 502 Express bus will not be running Monday, and the 504 Express bus will not go to Stuart Street or the Copley Square area, and will go directly to Federal and Franklin Streets.
The 57 bus will not go to Kenmore Station or to Commonwealth Avenue between Kenmore and the BU Bridge. According to the MBTA website, outbound bus stop connections can be made at Commonwealth Avenue and Buick Street. For service between Kenmore and Buick Street, the MBTA encourages riders to take the Green Line. Inbound bus stop connections can be made at Commonwealth Avenue and St. Paul Street. For service beyond St. Paul Street, the MBTA encourages riders to take the Green Line.
On the 59 bus, there will be no service on Walnut Street between Newton Highlands and Newtonville. Inbound and Outbound bus stop connections can be made at Newton Highlands or at Walnut Street and Newtonville Avenue.
Those going into Boston to watch the race should note that the following Green Line stations will not have service: Copley Station, South Street, Kent Street, St. Mary’s Street. Also, the Berkeley Street entrance/exit of Arlington Station will remain closed and the “B” section of Hynes Convention Center located on Boylston Street will be available for exit only.
For more information on taking the T on Monday, click here: http://www.mbta.com/events/
The BAA also has new rules for what spectators can bring to the race. Find out more by clicking here.