The Cambridge Massachusetts Police Dept. has announced a number of major road closures ahead of the memorial service for the MIT police officer slain by the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing.

The memorial will take place on MIT’s campus in Cambridge on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Planned road closures include:

  • Vassar Street: Closed beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24 between Audrey St. and Massachusetts Ave.
  • Massachusetts Avenue: Closed from Albany St. toward Boston beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24.
  • Memorial Drive: Closed beginning at 12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24 between Massachusetts Ave. and the B.U. Bridge.
  • Massachusetts Avenue Bridge into Cambridge closed beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24.

These road closures are going to have a major impact on traffic in the city. Police are asking motorists to plan ahead and seek alternate routes.

Further updates about road closures and other traffic issues will be posted on the Cambridge Police Department’s website at www.CambridgePolice.org. Information can also be found by following @CambridgePolice on Twitter.