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Celebrate the Super Bowl Responsibly

Mayor Marty Walsh doesn’t want you acting like a jabroni after the Super Bowl.  So whoop it up in a safe and responsible way.  The mayor announced via press release, along with Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn and Boston EMS Chief James Hooley, “We are taking steps to ensure a safe and fun Super Bowl,” said Mayor Walsh. “We need everyone else to do their part, and celebrate in a respectful and responsible manner. I look forward to rooting on the Patriots this Sunday.”

Also from the press release:
Boston Police are engaging with local businesses to ensure that alcohol laws and capacity rules will be strictly enforced, and to be on the lookout for excessive drinking and disorderly conduct. Boston Police are also working with university officials to remind students to root for their team while still being mindful of their actions and the safety of others. Students behaving in a way that warrants the intervention of police will have their information turned over to their respective Dean of Students for appropriate discipline.

In the interest of general public safety, Boston Police will be restricting access to several locations in the city both due to the Super Bowl and recent blizzard. Traffic restrictions cover many streets in/around the Brighton area, Kenmore Square, Northeastern, Faneuil Hall and North Station areas. Drivers are asked to pay close attention to signage.

Kenmore Square will be closed after the third quarter of play, restricting access to the area unless already inside a bar or restaurant. Boston Police will have extra patrols monitoring license premise locations as well as extra patrols in some neighborhoods.

In addition, the City encourages fans traveling to Boston to watch the game to use public transportation when possible and never to drink and drive. Boston Police will have officers on duty, focused specifically on DUI enforcement.
The Boston Transportation Department will post signs for “Tow Zone / No Stopping” forSuper Bowl Sunday; signs will be posted for Sunday, February 1 with towing beginning at 2:00 p.m.

BRIGHTON AREA

Beacon Street

Both sides, from Chestnut Hill Avenue to Ayr Road

Brighton Avenue

Both sides, from Chester Street to Allston Street

Cleveland Circle

Cassidy Playground Area – Both sides of Metered Area

Sutherland Road Area – Both sides of Metered Area

Harvard Avenue

Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Cambridge Street

KENMORE SQUARE AREA

Baystate Road

Both sides, from Beacon St. to Silber Way.

Beacon Street

Both sides, form Kenmore Square to Maitland/Mountford Streets

Boylston Street

Both sides, from Bowker overpass, to Park Drive at Brookline Ave.

Brookline Avenue

Both sides, from Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) to Pilgrim Road

Burlington Street

Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to the Dead End

Commonwealth Avenue

Both sides, both roadways, from Massachusetts Avenue to the Boston University Bridge

Deerfield Street

Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road

Ipswich Street

Both sides, from Charlesgate East to Boylston Street (Sunoco Gas Station)

Jersey Street

Both sides from Boylston Street to Peterborough Street

Kenmore Square (in its entirety)

Both sides, both roadways, from Kenmore/Raleigh Streets to Deerfield Street/Beacon Streets

Kilmarnock Street

Both sides, from Van Ness Street to Boylston Street

Lansdowne Street

Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Boylston Street

Newbury St. Extension

Both sides form Beacon St. to Charles Gate West

Park Drive (DCR Roadway)

Left side, Left roadway (Roberto Clemente Park side) from Aggassi Road to opposite Kilmarnock Street

Raleigh Street

Both sides from Bay State Road to Commonwealth Avenue

Van Ness Street

Both sides, from Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street

Yawkey Way

Both sides, from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue

Fullerton Street

Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to the Dead End

Overland Street

Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to the Dead End

NORTHEASTERN AREA

Gainsborough Street

Both sides, from Huntington Avenue to Hemenway Street

Hemenway Street

Both sides, from Forsyth Street to Boylston Street

Symphony Road

Both sides, from Saint Stephens Street to Hemenway Street

Saint Stephens Street

Both sides, from Westland Avenue to Forsyth Way

Opera Place

Both sides, from Saint Stephens Street to Huntington Avenue

Westland Avenue

Both sides, From Hemenway Street to Massachusetts Avenue

FANEUIL HALL AREA

Blackstone Street

Both sides, from Hanover Street to North Street

Congress Street

Both sides, from new Chardon Street to State Street

North Street

Both sides, from Surface Road to Congress Street

Union Street

Both sides, from North Street to Hanover Street

Clinton Street

Both sides, from North Street to Surface Road

State Street

Both sides, from Surface Road to Washington Street

Hanover Street

Both sides, from Congress Street to Surface Road

NORTH STATION AREA

Causeway Street

Both sides, from Merrimac Street to North Washington Street

Canal Street

Both sides, from New Chardon Street to Causeway Street

Friend Street

Both sides, from New Chardon Street to Causeway Street

Portland Street

Both sides, from New Chardon Street to Causeway Street

Lancaster Street

Both sides, from Merrimac Street to Causeway Street

Merrimac Street

Both sides, from New Chardon Street to Causeway Street

The following streets will be closed on Sunday, February 1.

Commonwealth Ave., 9:00PM to 1:00AM.

From B.U Bridge to Mass. Ave. both sides

Brookline Avenue, 9:00PM to 1:00AM.

From Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) to Pilgrim road, except for garages/parking lots that have no other exit to another public way. – all vehicles exiting under this condition shall turn in a southerly direction towards Park Drive

Boylston Street, 9:00PM to 1:00AM.

From Pilgrim Road to Westland Avenue

Ipswich Street, 9:00PM to 1:00AM.

From Boylston Street (at Hemenway Street) to Boylston Street (at Park Drive)

Lansdowne Street, 9:00PM to 1:00AM.

From Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street, 9:00PM to 1:00AM

Van Ness Street, 9:00PM to 1:00AM.

From Ipswich Street to Yawkey Way, 9:00PM to 1:00AM.

From Yawkey Way to Kilmarnock Street, 9:00PM to 1:00AM

Yawkey Way, 9:00PM to 1:00AM.

From Boylston Street to Van Ness Street, 9:00PM to 1:00AM

 

 

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