Thursday, March 12, 2015

Southie St. Patrick's Day Parade & Road Race This Sunday

The St. Patrick's Day parade will take place on Sunday, March 15, 2015. The parade will begin at 1 PM starting on West Broadway at Dorchester Avenue, continuing to East Broadway, and ending at Farragut Road. The parade typicialy takes 2 1/2 hours. For the ultimate guide to St. Patrick's Day visit Caught in Southie.

The St. Patrick’s Day Road Race will also take place on Sunday beginning at 11 AM.   Runners will proceed from West Sixth Street at F Street onto Dorchester Street, right onto East Broadway, down and around the Farragut Statue at Day Boulevard, to East Broadway, right onto West Broadway, left onto E Street, left onto West Sixth Street, ending at the Boys and Girls Club at #230 West Sixth Street.

To accommodate the two events, staging/dispersal and clean-up, drivers should expect the following roads to be closed to vehicular traffic. Streets effected by the parade will close no later than 12 PM and streets effected by the road race will close no later than 10 AM.  

  • Broadway, from Dorchester Avenue to Farragut Road
  • On intersecting streets from Dorchester Avenue through Farragut Road, vehicular traffic will not be allowed to cross Broadway
  • Dorchester Avenue, in the vicinity of Gillette Park and Andrew Square
  • Old Colony Avenue, from Dorchester Avenue to C Street
  • Farragut Road, from Columbia Road to Shore Road/East First Street
  • All race route streets while the runners make their way to the finish line
Due to a combination of snow and Resident Parking Only restrictions, parking in the neighborhood is limited. Additional parking restrictions that will be implemented temporarily to support Sunday’s events are as follows. “Tow Zone, No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event Sunday”

  • Dorchester Avenue: Both sides, from Gillette Park to Old Colony Avenue (Staging Area)
  • Old Colony Avenue: Both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to C Street (Staging Area)
  • West Broadway: Both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to Dorchester Street
  • East Broadway: Both sides, from Dorchester Street to Farragut Road
  • Farragut Road: East side (park side), from Columbia Road to Shore Road /East First Street (Dispersal area)
  • West Sixth Street: Southwest side, from Dorchester Avenue to F Street
  • F Street: Southeast side (odd side – Boys & Girls Club side), West Sixth Street to Bowen Street
The Channel Center garage is offering $10/day rate for South Boston residents and the public. The rate will go in effect Saturday night to allow residents to remove their cars from along the parade and race route.  

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