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What you need to know about traffic during Boston march

A protest in front of the State House on inauguration day.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

A protest in front of the State House on inauguration day.

With the local women’s march descending on Boston today and thousands of protesters expected, the city has issued a traffic advisory . Basically, if you’re not marching, you should avoid the Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue area from mid-morning until mid-afternoon.

The T is going to have extra service today to help ease the trouble of getting in and around the city.

See a map of the march route here.

The details:

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The program begins at 11 a.m. with speakers, and the march starts at 12:30.

What streets will be closed:

According to the City of Boston, the march route will be closed to vehicles between noon and 2. The route is:

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• exit the Boston Common at the intersection of Beacon Street and Charles Street

• turn left on Beacon Street

• turn left on Arlington Street

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• turn right on Commonwealth Avenue outbound

• turn left on Clarendon Street

• turn left on Commonwealth Avenue inbound

• turn right on Arlington Street

• turn left on Boylston Street

• re-enter the Boston Common at the intersection of Boylston and Charles Streets.

Where parking will be restricted:

• Charles Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street

• Beacon Street, both sides, from Park Street to Arlington Street

• Arlington Street, both sides, from Beacon Street to Boylston Street

• Commonwealth Avenue, both sides, from Arlington Street to Clarendon Street

• Boylston Street, both sides, from Arlington Street to Tremont Street

Heather Ciras can be reached at heather.ciras@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @heatherciras.
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