3-Week Look-Ahead: June 22nd to July 10th
The Casey Overpass is now closed in both directions and under demolition. All modes are now traveling over a mix of permanent and temporary routes.
Throughout the three weeks covered by this looks ahead, daytime demolition of the Casey Overpass from Washington Street eastward (towards Shea Circle) will be underway. Likewise, materials taken from the Overpass will be removed from the site for processing.
Work will not take place on July 4th in recognition of Independence Day.
All work is subject to weather conditions.
Operations for the week of June 22nd will include the following:
- Nighttime demolition of Overpass piers adjacent to Washington Street and the Route 39 bus-way. As has been stated in public information meetings, this is a project necessity to ensure the safety of the traveling public.
- In the Arborway Yard, temporary courthouse parking will be completed with the installation of signage and fencing. Once this has been completed, courthouse parking will shift from under the Overpass to the Arborway Yard.
- On Washington Street, final steps for the opening of the northbound temporary roadway will be undertaken including installation of signals and striping.
- In the MBTA parking lot off Hyde Park Avenue:
- The parking lot attendant's booth will be moved as will electric car charging stations.
- Preparatory work for drilled shafts and caissons will take place.
Operations for the week of June 29th will include the following:
- Nighttime demolition of Overpass piers adjacent to Washington Street and the Route 39 bus-way. This operation is anticipated to be completed on July 2nd.
- On Washington Street, the northbound temporary roadway will be opened to traffic.
- In the MBTA parking lot off Hyde Park Avenue:
- Preparatory work for drilled shafts and caissons will continue.
- Production of drilled shafts will begin.
- On Washington Street west of Forest Hills Station, a work zone will be established and construction of the temporary roadway will begin.
During the week of July 6th work will focus on:
- Preparations for and production of drilled shafts in the MBTA parking lot off Hyde Park Avenue
- Establishing and construction of the temporary roadway along Washington Street west of Forest Hills Station.
For your safety:
Motorists: are reminded to reduce speed, pay close attention to all signals, pavement markings, signage and directions from police details. In particular:
- Please do not block the box at intersections. If you cannot clear the intersection on its opposite side, do not proceed until there is space for you to do so.
- Please do not turn onto Martinwood Road from South Street as a way to access Washington Street. Making this movement requires you to pass through two Do Not Enter signs. Doing so is both illegal and dangerous.
- Please do not take a left turn at the bottom of the eastbound off-ramp to South Street. This ramp is now right turn only from both lanes. This condition has been and will be enforced by State Police.
- Motorists with destinations on Hyde Park Avenue, Washington Street north of Forest Hills or east of Franklin Park are reminded to bear left on the Arborway east of Murray Circle to access the eastbound temporary roadway. Please do not exit to the right at the end of the Arborway unless you are bound for Forest Hills Station, Roslindale Square or points south on Washington Street. Making a loop around Forest Hills Station to go east to Shea Circle takes longer and is counterproductive to the successful operation of the temporary traffic set-up.
- Likewise, motorists seeking to access Shea Circle and points east should remain on the mainline Arborway. Using the Arborway Carriage Road to go east to Shea Circle ultimately takes longer and is counterproductive to the successful operation of the temporary traffic set-up.
Pedestrians: are reminded to please cross only at designated crosswalks. Any crosswalk which has been temporarily removed has been taken out for your safety. This applies particularly to the former crosswalk at the South Street end of New Washington Street and the former crosswalk on South Street at the Route 39 bus driveway. Pedestrian routing diagrams have been made available to WalkBoston, Livable Streets, were shared at the May public information meeting, and are posted in Forest Hills Station. To receive a routing diagram, please contact CaseyArborway.Construction@dot.state.ma.us.
Cyclists: are reminded that when passing over the connections between the Southwest Corridor Path and Washington Street or South Street, cyclists should reduce speed and watch for pedestrians as these are shared pathways. Cyclists may occupy the full lane within the work zone, but must obey all signage and signals.