July 4th Road Closures & Parking Restrictions in Cambridge (2019)

The City will observe the July 4th holiday and all offices and public buildings will be closed. Trash and recycling service will be delated by a day. See details.

For the 4th of July Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, the following restrictions will be in place in Cambridge:

Road Closures, generally beginning at 4 p.m. on July 4th:

  • Memorial Drive-BU Bridge to the Longfellow Bridge (other than access to the Hyatt)
  • Land Boulevard-Binney St. to the Longfellow Bridge
  • Cambridge Parkway-entire length (other than HP placard access)
  • Longfellow Bridge-entire length
  • Harvard (Mass Ave) Bridge-entire length
  • Mass Ave – Memorial Drive to Vassar St
  • Main Street – Vassar St to the Longfellow Bridge
  • The area bounded by Ames St., Main St., Wadsworth St. and Amherst St., including the streets on the boundary
  • Vassar St. – Mass Ave to Memorial Drive (other than access for residents and to the Hyatt)
  • Streets in East Cambridge (area bounded by Binney St., Land Blvd,, Cambridge St., and Fulkerson St.) will be open to local residents only.

Additional Road/Lane Closures may be in effect based on operational/public safety needs.

Parking restrictions in effect until event cleanup is complete:

  • Memorial Drive and Cambridge Parkway, starting at 12 a.m. on July 4th
  • Third Street from Broadway to O’Brien Highway, starting at 6 a.m. on July 4th
  • Amherst St. and Wadsworth St. from Memorial Drive to Main St., starting at 6 a.m. on July 4th
  • Magazine Beach, Riverside Boat Club, Cottage Farm pump station, starting at 7 a.m. on July 4th.

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