See How The Walk for Hunger Will Impact Watertown

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The annual Walk for Hunger will wind through the Boston area, including a section in Watertown on Sunday, May 3 – see how it will impact your day.

Thousands of people will take part in the 47th annual Walk For Hunger. The 20-mile walk benefits Project Bread and raises awareness about the issue of hunger.

The Project Bread website says: “The Walk brings together people from many different communities and cultures – and attracts parents, kids, students, and corporations. But everyone comes to offer hope to hungry people and to support Project Bread’s fresh approach to ending hunger: programs that help to provide sustainable access to healthy, nutritious food to those in need. Because the opposite of hungry isn’t just full, it’s healthy.”

The walk begins and ends on the Boston Common, but goes through neighboring communities of Brookline, Newton, Watertown and Cambridge.

The walk goes through Newton before entering Watertown.

Local impacts and road closures include:

  • Exit 17 from the Mass Turnpike (I-90) Westbound will be closed from 10am until the heavy flow of Walkers subsides (likely around 2 p.m.). It is recommended to use Exit 20 for all points North and Exit 16 for all destinations south.
In Watertown
  • Drivers are asked to use extreme caution and expect delays on Galen Street from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Parking restrictions on Charles River Road from Galen Street to basketball courts near Irving Street 5 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday, May 3.
  • 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 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • North Beacon Street right lane closed from Soldier’s Field Road to Greenough Blvd. from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Extreme caution at intersection of North Beacon and Greenough with Walkers crossing the street from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Greenough Boulevard between North Beacon and Arsenal Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8:15 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Drivers are asked to use extreme caution on Arsenal St. at the intersection of Greenough Boulevard where Walkers will cross from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Greenough Boulevard Westbound to Cambridge will have the right lane closed from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

The walk then heads toward Cambridge

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

See closures in other communities by clicking here.

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