2.8 min readBy Published On: June 29th, 2021Categories: Ultimate Guide to St. Patrick's Day in South Boston0 Comments

Here’s the scoop on the parking/street closing situation on Parade Day in Southie.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as well as the South Boston Boys and Girls Club Road Race, will be held in South Boston on Sunday, March 20, 2022.  The parade and road race will result in street closures and reduce on-street parking availability. People coming into the City for the event are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.mbta.com. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. Walking is also a great way to move around Boston. You can learn more about street closures and no parking here.

The parade route will be closed to traffic from approximately 10 AM to 4 PM.

  • The parade will result in street closures and traffic detours in South Boston and reduce on-street parking availability. The parade kicks off at 1:00 PM and will start at West Broadway, to East Broadway, ending at Farragut Road. Broadway will be closed to traffic from approximately 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

    The Saint Patrick’s Day Road Race begins on West Sixth Street at the Boys & Girls Club at 11:00 a.m. and will end at noon. Traffic will be delayed along the route as runners make their way to the finish line.

     “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows:

    ·         Dorchester Avenue, both sides, from Gillette Park to Old Colony Avenue

    ·         Foundry Street, both sides, from Greenbaum Street to Dorchester Avenue

    ·         West Second Street, both sides, from Dorchester Avenue

    ·         A Street, both sides, from Binford Street to West Second Street

    ·         Binford Street, both sides, from A Street heading northwesterly to end at 45 Binford

    ·         West Fourth Street, both sides, from A Street to Dorchester Avenue

    ·         West Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to Dorchester Street

    ·         East Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Street to P Street

    ·         Farragut Road, both sides, from East Fourth Street to East First Street

    ·         Summer Street, Financial District, Atlantic Avenue to the MBTA bus stop near 245 Summer Street

    ·         Summer Street, South Boston, East First Street to the end of 776 Summer Street

    ·         E Street, from West Broadway to Athens Street

    ·         L Street, from East Third Street to East Broadway

DCR Parking Advisory: Resident Parking for South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

All vehicles not displaying a South Boston resident parking sticker will be asked to exit the Castle Island parking lot before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Due to parking restrictions created by the parade, DCR will accommodate vehicles with valid South Boston resident parking stickers at Castle Island from 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, through 10:00 p.m. on Monday, March 21. After 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 20, the lot will open to parking for all visitors.

The Castle Island parking lot will be staffed overnight through Sunday. All vehicles will be checked for South Boston Resident Parking Stickers between 7:00 p.m. Saturday and 7:00 a.m. Sunday. Non-resident vehicles will be allowed to park at Castle Island after 7:00 a.m. on Sunday. All cars will be allowed to park overnight on Sunday into Monday, March 21. Normal Castle Island parking restrictions return on Monday, March 21.

 

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