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Road Closures, Details For Collier Service

Wednesday service for slain MIT officer will not be open to the public, only for law enforcement and MIT community.

While the roads are far from Wayland, commuters to Cambridge and Somerville should be aware of some road closures Wednesday.

Massachusetts State Police and Cambridge Police announced several road closures around Cambridge as a result of the Wednesday memorial service for MIT Police Officer Sean Collier on the MIT campus.

  • Vassar Street:
    • Closed beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday between Audrey Street and Massachusetts Avenue.
  • Massachusetts Avenue:
    • Closed from Albany Streeet toward Boston beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • Memorial Drive:
    • Closed beginning at 12 a.m. on Wednesday between Massachusetts Avenue and the B.U. Bridge.
  • Massachusetts Avenue Bridge into Cambridge closed beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

"These road closures are going to have a major impact on traffic in the city," police said in a statement Tuesday. "Police are asking residents to plan ahead, seek alternate routes, and use public transportation whenever possible."

Further information on traffic will be posted on Cambridge Police's website and updates can found on Twitter by following @CambridgePolice and @MassStatePolice.

In addition, Massachusetts State Police tweeted the Wednesday service will not be open to the public. According to police, the service will be for "public safety personnel, MIT family, dignitaries only."

The service starts at 12 p.m. at Briggs Field. Vice President Joe Biden will be in attendance. More details for attendees are available from Cambridge Police here.

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