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Boston Road Closures For Fireworks Spectacular On July 3

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Storrow Drive. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)

Storrow Drive. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)

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BOSTON (CBS) – The threat from Tropical Storm Arthur has prompted organizers to move the July 4th festivities on the Esplanade up one day to July 3.

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Read More: Fireworks Show Rescheduled

Despite July 3 being a business day, there will be a number of road closures following the morning commute:

  • Storrow Drive closed at 1 p.m.
  • Memorial Drive closed at 6 p.m.
  • Longfellow and Mass. Ave Bridges closed at 6 p.m.

Roads closed from 6 p.m. until the completion of the fireworks:

  • Berkeley Street, from Beacon Street to Back Street
  • Clarendon Street, from Back Street to Beacon Street
  • Back Street, from Dartmouth Street to Mugar Way (Resident Access will remain from Dartmouth Street)
  • Beacon Street, from Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Berkeley Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street
  • Dartmouth Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street
  • Fairfield Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street
  • Hereford Street, from Commonwealth Avenue to Back Street
  • Massachusetts Avenue, from Commonwealth Avenue to the City of Cambridge

Parking restrictions on July 3:

  • Arlington Street, both sides, from Beacon Street to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Berkeley Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street
  • Clarendon Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street
  • Dartmouth Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street
  • Exeter Street, both sides, from Marlborough Street to Back Street
  • Beacon Street, both sides, from Charles Street to Dartmouth Street
  • Back Street, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to David G. Mugar Way
  • Chestnut Street, both sides, from David G. Mugar Way to Brimmer Street
  • Mount Vernon Street, both sides, from David G Mugar Way to Brimmer Street
  • Pinckney Street, both sides, from David G. Mugar Way to Brimmer Street
  • Revere Street, both sides, from David G. Mugar Way to Charles Street

The public will be allowed to start entering the checkpoints at the Esplanade starting at 5:00 p.m.

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