Going to the Patriots Parade? Here’s what to know about getting there

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If you are headed to Tuesday’s Patriots victory parade in Boston, city officials are urging you to take public transportation in order to get there. Several roadways along and near the parade route will be closed during Tuesday’s celebration.

The MBTA is urging people to load $5 for a round trip onto a Charlie Card in advance, to avoid long lines at ticket vending machines. 

Due to the limited space in parking facilities, it is also recommended that you carpool to stations. A strict parking ban in Boston went into effect Monday night, limiting parking options for those who are not taking public transit.

The MBTA commuter rail will have additional coach cars to help people get in and out of Boston as efficiently as possible. As for the subways, the Red, Orange, Blue, and Green lines will operate a regular weekday schedule, with rush-hour levels of service throughout the day.

This year’s parade will follow the same route as the 2017 Patriots parade. The duck boats will begin rolling at the Hynes Convention Center, then head down Boylston Street past the Public Garden and Boston Common to Tremont Street, make a final turn onto Cambridge Street, and finish on Cambridge Street in front of City Hall. There will not be a rally on City Hall Plaza this year, according to Mayor Marty Walsh.

The city says that the time the streets re-open to traffic will depend on the size of the crowd at Tuesday’s parade. The duck boats begin departing at 11:00 A.M., and 22News will bring you coverage here on WWLP.com and during Mass Appeal and 22News at Noon.

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