City and transit officials are encouraging visitors to take public transportation and stay off the main roads during Halloween in Salem on Saturday, Oct. 31. Additional ferry and commuter rail trips have been added.
City and transit officials are encouraging visitors to take public transportation and stay off the main roads during Halloween in Salem on Saturday, Oct. 31.
The MBTA has added train trips to and from Salem on Halloween night. Check the images that accompany this story to view the schedules for Halloween. (You can also click here to view the schedules on the MBTA’s web site.)
Salem Ferry is offering double capacity on Halloween starting at 3 p.m. The ferry departs from Long Wharf in Boston at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:10 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. Return trips leave from Salem at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 8:10 p.m. and 10 p.m. For ferry details, visit salemferry.com.
The following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic at 5 p.m. Oct. 31:
Washington Street closed from New Derby Street to Bridge Street.
Essex Street closed from Barton Square to Union Street.
Derby Street closed between Lafayette Street and Congress Street.
Brown Street closed at New Liberty Street and at Howard Street
Lafayette Street closed between Derby Street and Front Street.
Hawthorne Boulevard closed from Derby Street to Essex Street.
Washington Square north closed from Winter Street to Brown Street (Route 1A).
Washington Square west and Washington Square south closed.
Winter Street closed at Bridge Street.
Williams Street closed at Bridge Street.
Additional street closings during finale concert and fireworks at 10 p.m.
Washington Street closes to traffic.
Bridge Street closes to traffic between the westerly overpass ramps and the bypass road.
Franklin Street closes to traffic between North Street and Orchard Street.
Incoming northbound Bridge Street traffic will be diverted up the westerly ramps to North Street. The bypass road inbound traffic from Beverly will be diverted back to Bridge Street and back towards Beverly. Incoming southbound traffic from Bridge Street will be detoured to the bypass road and back to Beverly.
Posted tow zones from 8 a.m. to midnight
Hawthorne Boulevard from Essex Street to Charter Street (northbound side of the street)
Posted tow zones from noon to midnight
Lafayette Street — both sides between Front Street and Derby Street
Public parking lot located along Front Street.
Public parking spaces located on Central Street in front of old police station.
Essex Street between Liberty Street and Hawthorne Boulevard.
Derby Street both sides from Lafayette Street to Congress Street.
Hawthorne Boulevard from Derby Street to Washington Square.
Franklin Street both sides from North Street to Orchard Street.
Federal Street both sides between Washington Street and North Street.
Front Street both sides.
Washington Street both sides from New Derby Street to Church Street.
Washington Street both sides from Church Street to Bridge Street.
Central Street both sides.
Washington Square north, south, and west — both sides.
*Streets could be closed at any time before or after 5 p.m., as needed. Other streets could be closed or opened depending on special circumstances For more information contact Salem Police Department Traffic Division at 978-744-0171.