On April 15, Boston will be packed with marathoners and spectators for the 123rd annual Boston Marathon. City officials recommend riding the MBTA, hopping on a Blue Bike, or walking to get around the city on Marathon Monday.
But if driving is your transportation method of choice, below is a list of the street closures starting as early as 3:30 a.m. You’ll also want to check out the parking restrictions leading up to and the day of the Marathon.
These streets are closing starting at 3:30 a.m.:
Berkeley Street from St. James Avenue to Newbury Street
Boylston Street from Berkeley to Arlington streets
These streets are closing starting at 5 a.m.:
Boylston Street, Tremont to Arlington streets
Charles Street, Park Plaza to Beacon Street
These streets are closing starting at 6 a.m.:
Boylston Street from Hereford Street to Berkeley Street
These streets in the Back Bay are closing starting at 8 a.m.:
■ Ring Road, Huntington Avenue to Boylston Street
■ Fairfield Street, Newbury to Boylston streets
■ Providence Street, Arlington to Berkeley streets
■ Trinity Place, St. James Avenue to Massachusetts Turnpike on-ramp
■ Boylston Street, Massachusetts Avenue to Arlington Street
■ Newbury Street, Arlington Street to Charlesgate East
■ St. James Avenue, Arlington to Dartmouth streets
■ Huntington Avenue (outbound), Dartmouth to Belvidere streets
■ Stuart Street, Arlington to Dartmouth streets
■ Blagden Street, Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street
■ Berkeley Street, Columbus Avenue to Newbury Street
■ Clarendon Street, Commonwealth to Columbus avenues
■ Dartmouth Street, Commonwealth to Columbus avenues
■ Exeter Street, Commonwealth to Huntington avenues
■ Fairfield Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
■ Gloucester Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
■ Hereford Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
■ Dalton Street, Belvidere to Boylston streets
■ Belvidere Street, Huntington Avenue to Dalton Street
These streets in Kenmore Square are closing starting at 8 a.m.:
■ Beacon Street, Park Drive to Commonwealth Avenue
■ Brookline Avenue, Lansdowne Street to Commonwealth Avenue
■ Newbury Street Extension, Brookline Avenue to Charlesgate West
■ Commonwealth Avenue (inbound), from BU Bridge to Gloucester Street
■ Commonwealth Avenue (outbound), Hereford to Deerfield streets
■ Kenmore Street, Newbury Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)
■ Raleigh Street, Beacon Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)
These streets in Brighton are closing starting at 8:30 a.m.:
Commonwealth Avenue, Beacon to Gloucester streets, and from the Newton city line (Lake Street) to Chestnut Hill Avenue
Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill Avenue to the Brookline town line (Cleveland Circle)
Chestnut Hill Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue to Brookline town line (Ayr Road)
Boylston Street is expected to reopen at 8 p.m. with all other streets expected to reopen at 7 p.m.
In addition, towns along the route will see street closures during these approximate times:
■ Hopkinton from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
■ Ashland from 7:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
■ Framingham from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
■ Natick from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
■ Wellesley from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
■ Newton from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
■ Brookline from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
■ Boston until 6:30 p.m.Abbi Matheson can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AbbiMatheson