The Boston Bruins are getting a hero's welcome home this weekend. to win the team's first Stanley Cup in 39 years, the Bruins will be honored with a parade in Boston Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m.
Here's a fan's guide to Saturday's parade for those of you in Mansfield planning to go and experience the celebration. If you are gong to the parade, we want to know! Send local editor Jeff Sullivan your photos, videos (uploaded to YouTube) or stories about being a Bruins' fan to Jeff.Sullivan@patch.com
The City of Boston has released the parade route details.
- The parade will start at 11 a.m. at TD Garden.
- It will proceed down Causeway Street and then take a left onto Staniford Street.
- The parade, with the team in duck boats, will take another left onto Cambridge Street and then a right onto Tremont Street.
- The parade will turn left onto Boylston Street and follow Boylston Street and end at Copley Square.
Parking is expected to be tough, and city officials have said that restrictions near the parade route will be heavily enforced. All traffic along the parade route will be banned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It is recommended that you leave your car at home and take the train into Boston, but if you must drive in, check the parking restrictions.
According to the city website, Temporary tow zone regulations will be posted at the following locations:
- Canal Street, from Causeway Street to New Chardon Street.
- Friend Street, from Causeway Street to New Chardon Street.
- Portland Street, from Merrimac Street to Causeway Street.
- Lancaster Street, from Causeway Street to Merrimac Street.
- Merrimac Street , from Causeway Street to Lancaster Street.
- Causeway Street, from North Washington Street to Merrimac Street.
- Staniford Street, from Causeway Street to Cambridge Street.
- Cambridge Street, from Hancock Street to Tremont Street.
- Tremont Street, from Cambridge Street to Boylston Street.
- Boylston Street, from Washington Street to Dalton Street.
- New Chardon Street, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street.
- Bowdoin Street, from Cambridge Street to Derne Street.
- Somerset Street, from Cambridge Street to Ashburton Place.
- New Sudbury Street, from Cambridge Street to Bulfinch Place.
- Court Street, from Cambridge Street to Court Square.
- Beacon Street, from Tremont Street to Somerset Street.
- Bromfield Street, from Province Street to Tremont Street.
- Park Street, from Tremont Street to Beacon Street.
- Temple Place, from Tremont Street to Washington Street.
- West Street, from Tremont Street to Washington Street.
- Essex Street, from Tremont Street to Washington Street.
- Charles Street South, from Park Plaza to Center gate of Public Garden.
- Hadassah Way, from Boylston Street to Park Plaza.
- Berkeley Street, from St. James Avenue to Newbury Street.
- Clarendon Street, from Newbury Street to St. James Avenue.
- Dartmouth Street, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street.
- St. James Avenue, from Clarendon Street to Dartmouth Street.
As if the parking restrictions weren't enough reason to take the train into the city, traffic is expected to be jammed getting in and out of Boston.
The Massachusetts State Police have issued a warning for those traveling north of Boston this weekend to stay off I-93 and seek alternate ways into the city, due to the parade combined with a bridge construction project scheduled on that highway.
"State Police urge motorists coming from the north of Boston to use either of two alternate routes to enter the city on Saturday: Route 1 southbound to the Tobin Bridge or Route 128 southbound to the Massachusetts Turnpike eastbound," the State Police said in a statement Thursday. "Motorists are urged to use the same alternate routes to depart the city."