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Casey Overpass Project

Upcoming Work

3-Week Look-Ahead: July 13 to July 31

 During the three weeks covered by this look ahead, night work will take place on the section of the Overpass west of Washington Street, above the Route 39 bus-way, and over South Street. For more information on night work, please see the information addressing the week of July 27th. Nighttime work is required to ensure the safety of the traveling public.

Throughout the three weeks covered by this looks ahead materials taken from the Overpass will be removed from the site for processing.

All work is subject to weather conditions.

Operations for the week of July 13 will include the following:

  • Daytime demolition of the Overpass moving east towards Shea Circle.
  • Forest Hills Street will be restored to two-way operation between Shea Circle and Cemetery Road as a right-in/right-out only. Motorist may exit Forest Hills Street to access New Washington Street and points west, but may not turn left towards Shea Circle.
  • In the MBTA Parking lot off Hyde Park Avenue preparatory work for drilled shafts and caissons will continue. The installation of drilled shafts will begin.

Operations for the week of July 20 will focus on:

  • Daytime demolition of the Overpass moving east towards Shea Circle.
  • Removal of trees within the Shea Circle center island
  • Completing traffic signal modifications associated with the temporary alignment of the northbound lanes on Washington Street south of New Washington Street.
  • Continuing work on drilled shafts and caissons in the MBTA parking lot off Hyde Park Avenue.

Operations for the week of July 27 will focus on:

  • Nighttime demolition of the Overpass between Washington Street and the western (Arboretum side) abutment. Night work will run from 8PM to 6AM from July 26th to July 30th.
  • Installation of interconnection cable, detector loops, and pavement markings for the temporary northbound lanes of Washington Street south of New Washington Street.
  • Installation of drilled shafts in the MBTA parking lot off Hyde Park Avenue.
  • Installation of temporary demolition period shielding for MBTA ventilation structures.
  • Installation of signal interconnection conduit and cables on Washington Street south of New Washington Street.

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.

About This Project

View information detailing this project on our About the Project page.

what's new


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.

Upcoming Meetings


Office Hours
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
5:30PM to 7:30PM
Curtis Hall Community Center
20 South Street, Jamaica Plain

contact us


Jim Kersten

CaseyArborway.Construction
@dot.state.ma.us

Project Hotline: 617-571-7878

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