Waltham Street To Close All Summer For Outdoor Dining

WALTHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — According to city officials, part of Moody Street in Waltham will be completely traffic-free and dedicated to outdoor restaurant dining space all summer long.

The city's traffic commission made the announcement on Sunday, one day after Gov. Baker said restaurants could open for outdoor diners starting Monday, June 8th under Phase Two of the state's economic reopening plan.

Starting the week of June 8th and continuing until November 1st, the city said the portion of Moody Street between Pine Street and High Street, "will be closed to vehicular & bike traffic (only open to pedestrian traffic) and businesses will be open and available for outdoor dining."

Officials said the move is an effort to "assist our downtown restaurants and small businesses in serving their customers while they are not allowed to fully occupy their indoor space."

A map of the planned closure says all public parking lots will be open and available near Moody Street, but on street parking will not be available.

According to the state's economic reopening plan, indoor dining will be allowed later in Phase Two, depending on the health metrics observed over the coming weeks.

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