DCR Traffic Advisory for Head of Charles Weekend

 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Department of Conservation and Recreation

Governor Deval L. Patrick

EEA Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett

DCR Commissioner John P. Murray

Press Release Contact: Bill Hickey — (617) 626-1453 or William.hickey@state.ma.us

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

 

DCR Traffic Advisory: DCR Restricting Traffic on Several Roadways to Accommodate Head of the Charles Regatta

 

WHAT:     The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close roadways, and

portions of some roadways, to accommodate the Head of the Charles Regatta this

Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and October 19. Parking also will be restricted in some areas beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15. All parking restrictions will be strictly enforced. It is illegal at all times to park vehicles of any kind on parkland. All illegally parked vehicles will be towed.  Commuters should also expect delays on Soldiers Field Road on Friday, October 17, between 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. as crew teams load in equipment for the event.

                 

WHERE and WHEN:

 

Lane Closures: Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19, 2014

 

Soldiers Field Road westbound

Right lane closed (Drop off only)

Western Avenue to North Harvard Street ramp

Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (8am-4:30 pm)

 

Soldiers Field Road westbound

Right lane closed

Herter Lot No. 2: Drop off only

Saturday & Sunday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

North Harvard Street Ramp

Soldiers Field Road westbound – Shuttle Bus Access only

Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. (TBD by State Police – 4:30 pm)

 

Memorial Drive CLOSED

Between Western Ave and Fresh Pond Parkway

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m./Cleanup finished

Sunday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m./Cleanup finished

 

 

Parking Restrictions: Wednesday, October 15 through Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

 

Soldiers Field Road

Lots 1-4

Wednesday, Oct. 15 – Sunday, Oct. 19

10 p.m. Wednesday – 8 p.m. Sunday

 

Memorial Drive westbound

#940 Memorial Drive to Mt. Auburn Street

Saturday, October 18 – Sunday, October 19

8 a.m. Saturday – 9 p.m. Sunday

 

 

Cambridge Boat Club (Gerry’s Landing Road at Memorial Drive)

Wednesday, October 15 – Sunday, October 19

10 p.m. Wednesday – 8 p.m. Sunday

 

Riverside Boat Club

Thursday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, October 19, 8:00 p.m.

 

Magazine Pool Driveway

Thursday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, October 19, 8:00 p.m.

(Drop off Only)

 

MWRA Cottage Farm Pump Station Lot

Thursday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, October 19, 8:00 p.m.

Parking is available on Greenough Boulevard on the westbound side, from Buckingham Brown and Nichols (as posted) to Grove Street. Greenough Boulevard eastbound side parking from Arsenal Street to the Marsh Post is as posted. Parking is not allowed along the guardrail or anywhere else on Greenough Boulevard.

 

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The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), an agency of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, oversees 450,000 acres of parks and forests, beaches, bike trails, watersheds, dams, and parkways. Led by Commissioner Jack Murray, the agency’s mission is to protect, promote, and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources. To learn more about DCR, our facilities, and our programs, please visit www.mass.gov/dcr. Contact us at mass.parks@state.ma.us.

 

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