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Driving 4th of July Weekend

in Boston

4th of July is one of Boston's busiest days of the year. Hundreds of thousands of people flock to the Charles River to celebrate. From the fireworks to road closures, get all the infomation you need to earn more on this holiday.

4th of July


Monday, July 3

Independence Day events are still taking place throughout the city and road closures begin. Expect higher demand in the evening after Boston POPS at the Hatch Shell (8:30pm).

  • Road Closures
    • Storrow Drive westbound will close early in the morning
    • Storrow Drive eastbound will close in the afternoon
    • Exit to Arlington Street from the Storrow Tunnel (eastbound) will be closed
    • Mugar Way at Beacon Street
    • Berkeley Street at Beacon Street

Tuesday, July 4

Expect the afternoon and evening to be busy as people head to the Charles for the fireworks. Check the map below for information on road closures.

  • Boston POPS at the Hatch Shell- 8:30pm
  • Fireworks- 9:30pm

4th of July

Road Closures

Beginning Monday, July 3, there will begin to be major road closures in Boston through the morning of Wednesday, July 5.

Some of the major road closures include:

  • Memorial Drive from Lonfellow Bridge to BU Bridge
  • Storrow Drive from Kenmore to Longfellow Bridge
  • Berkeley Street at Beacon Street
  • Massachusetts Avenue Bridge
  • Longfellow Bridge
  • Massachusetts Avenue from Beacon to Vassar

4th of July

Pro tips

Confirm your rider's name

Ask your rider what their name is to make sure you have the right rider.

Is their destination correct?

Make sure that your rider put in the correct destination by double checking with them.

Call your rider if it's crowded

With lots of people in the area, give your rider a call and let them know a landmark you're near.

Be prepared for increased traffic

We try to have accurate arrival times, but letting your rider know your ETA is never a bad idea.

Get festive

It's a holiday, so celebrate it! Check out this festive Pandora playlist.

4th of July fun facts

  • 1 out of 8 signers of the Declaration of Independence were educated at Harvard
  • An estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on July 4th

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