1 min readBy Published On: September 26th, 2016Categories: News10 Comments on Parking and Traffic Advisory – Day Blvd.

East Boston Savings Bank 5K

Brace yourself, Southie.  Parking restrictions and road closures for the East Boston Savings Bank Road Race.  To this we say, do we really need to remove all the cars from Day Blvd. for a 5K?

Sunday, October 2nd
On Sunday, October 2, 2016, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close William J. Day Boulevard in South Boston to all traffic from Kosciuszko Circle to Farragut Road between the hours of 8:00AM-12:00PM, to accommodate the East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation 5K. All lanes will be used for the race, and traffic will be detoured to adjacent roadways. East Broadway and Shore Road will serve as a route to and from Castle Island. Parking will also be prohibited along the water side of William J. Day Boulevard.

There will be no parking in this area from Saturday, October 1, 2016 starting at 10:00PM to Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 12:00PM.

Temporary overnight resident parking will be provided at the angled parking spots located between Shore Road and the Castle Island entrance beginning at 10:00PM on Saturday, October 1, 2016. This temporary parking area will be staffed and vehicles will be checked for resident parking stickers.

Good luck!  Happy parking! 


  1. Anonymous October 18, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Does anyone else feel as though these road races should be held somewhere other than on neighborhood streets? This one seems particularly rediculous as far as putting people out. Thats a big chunck of street to block off for parking.

  2. Anonymous October 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I retract my last comment–I beleive I misread the article. I thought they were closing East Broadway between I and Farragut. …nevermind  :)

  3. Anonymous April 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm
    I understand and totally support the cause for these races, but I do think something needs to change. I live on Columbia rd and at 730am this morning I was awaken by multiple screams outside. I thought someone was hurt so I ran to the door only to see hundreds of “runners” hooting and hollering. I get that it’s a family event and a good cause but please make it later in the day
  4. Aggregated May 8, 2014 at 2:36 am
    There is absolutely no reason to restrict parking on Day blvd overnight for these races, it only impacts residents! Since the road will be closed anyway, we should be allowed to park, and then just have the minor traffic funneled onto Columbia at M, L and I streets. There is more than enough room to accommodate the racers and our cars. Since the parking ban goes into effect on a Friday night when there is no longer residency restrictions, all of us who actually live in the neighborhood will be fighting for parking spaces with all of the weekend warriors. Enough of this nonsense, it’s time for our elected officials and the DCR and the City of Boston to figure this out.
  5. Anonymous May 9, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I wish when they restricted parking like this they made it resident stickers only those weekends.  Every friday as soon as the resident parking sticker ban is lifted the same car with connecticut plates is parked on my block for the whole weekend

  6. Flipper May 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm
    Should pass a law saying all road races shall be held at Franklin Park. Then there wouldn’t be anymore road races.
  7. Southie Original May 8, 2015 at 3:57 pm


  8. Frank Donaghue May 8, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    So will this anomaly in traffic be used to in the phony bolonga "studies"  the city is using  to continue with the one ways? If the car count on Day Blvd. comes  down (because it was closed) I am sure It will be  an example of the new system working. No mention of the road closure.  All runs  should be held in Beacon Hill in the future, NO EXCEPTIONS!

  9. JK May 9, 2015 at 1:41 am

    What resident sticker parking lift? Every day between 6pm and 10am is resident parking. Non residents would be ticketed if they parked all weekend

  10. Anonymous October 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    how does this new post have 9 coments when other posts linger for weeks with no posts? Are we censoring comments we dont agree with?

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