Road Closures In Cambridge, Part Of Event To Honor Fallen MIT Police Officer

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 23

This will likely affect a lot of your commutes, I suggest you plan ahead

From here, more here.

Thanks Sophia for the heads up.

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Road Closures related to MIT Police Officer Memorial Service April 24

Cambridge Police Department announced various road closures beginning before the morning rush hour on Wednesday, Apr. 24 for the memorial service of MIT Officer Sean Collier at Noon. This service is only open to members of law enforcement and the MIT community with valid MIT Ids.

Road Closures:
• Vassar St: between Audrey St. and Mass. Ave. Wednesday, Apr. 24 at 6 a.m.
• Mass. Ave: from Albany St. toward Boston Wednesday, Apr. 24 at 7 a.m.
• Memorial Drive: between Mass. Ave. and B.U. Bridge Wednesday, Apr. 24 at 12 a.m.
• Mass. Ave. Bridge into Cambridge: Wednesday, Apr. 24, at 7 a.m.

These road closures are going to have a major impact on traffic in the city. Police are asking residents to plan ahead, seek alternate routes, and use public transportation whenever possible.

ALL roads and bridges will be open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic EXCEPT FOR Memorial Drive between Massachusetts Ave. and the B.U. Bridge.

We have been coordinating with our partners at the MBTA to minimize disruptions to bus routes in the area.

We are confident that the operations will be complete and all roads reopened to vehicular traffic by 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24.

Further updates about road closures and other traffic issues will be posted on the Cambridge Police Department’s website at www.CambridgePolice.org. Information can also be found by following @CambridgePolice on Twitter.


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2 Responses to “Road Closures In Cambridge, Part Of Event To Honor Fallen MIT Police Officer”

  1. By mm on Apr 24, 2013 | Reply

    >ALL roads and bridges will be open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic EXCEPT FOR Memorial Drive between Massachusetts Ave. and the B.U. Bridge.

    that is the only relevant part.

    you can jump off of the mem drive path at the bu bridge and snake up through vassar to mass ave.

  2. By Erik on Apr 24, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, what a clusterfuck this morning. All of the lights on 28 (McGrath/Obrien) were turned off between Lechmere and Storrow, backing up traffic on 28 well into Somerville.

    I know the cops had to hold up traffic for VIPs occasionally, but generally lights are MUCH more efficient at getting good traffic flow. I wish they’d just let them do their thing and step in only when the VIPs come though.

    Thank god for lane-splitting. I normally avoid it, but with the nice wide lanes and cars going nowhere, it was impossible to resist.

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