Accelerated Bridge Program Massachusetts Department of transporatation
Casey Overpass Project

Upcoming Work

Look-Ahead to January 19th

Since the look ahead covering the period of December 8th to 29th, the project has:

  • Placed the eastbound Arborway on its final alignment for the entire project area
  • Continued finalization of the bicycle and pedestrian pathways east of the eastern median U-turn
  • Begun construction of the mixing zone and bicycle accommodations to connect Washington Street east (towards Franklin Park) of Forest Hills Station to the completed cycling accommodations leading to Shea Square on the West Roxbury Courthouse side of the Arborway
  • Opened Washington Street west (towards the Arnold Arboretum) to its full, 4-lane cross section

During all three weeks covered by this look-ahead, the vast majority of work at the site will concentrate on the section of the permanent alignment of the westbound Arborway between the eastern median U-turn and South Street.

Work will focus on placing any sections of roadway not on their final alignment into their permanent configuration. Other elements of the permanent alignment which will be installed will include pedestrian crossings, bicycle crossings, and permanent traffic signals. Work during this period is highly weather dependent, but will continue on all days (excluding Sunday) with suitable conditions to allow construction to progress.

As each direction of the Arborway is placed on its final alignment, the median U-turns will become active, first the eastern one nearest the West Roxbury District Courthouse, followed by the western one nearest the Arboretum’s Forest Hills Gate. Drivers are reminded that once the U-turn for a given direction becomes active, east/west left turns will be prohibited at the intersections of Arborway/Washington Street and Arborway/South Street. Left turns will become prohibited at Arborway/Washington Street followed by Arborway/South Street. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to variable message boards and all new signage during this change over period.

Outside of the major area of focus, it is anticipated that the Arborway Carriage Road will open to through traffic during the week of January 8th.

All work is subject to weather conditions. Severe weather conditions may impact the dates provided in this document.

About This Project

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

Year-End Review: Looking Back at 2016, Looking Ahead to 2017

Project Schedule

Original Dates:

  • October 2016 - Full Beneficial Use
  • November 2016 - Completion Date

Revised Contract Dates: Due to the historic winter of 2015

  • December 2016 - Full Beneficial Use
  • February 2017 - Completion Date

Forecast Dates:

  • Fall 2017 - Full Beneficial Use
  • Spring 2018 - Completion Date Contract Work

Forecast Dates:

  • End of 2017 - Full Beneficial Use of Roadways
  • December 2018 - Completion Date (with canopy complete)

Upcoming Meetings

Office Hours
Thursday, January 25, 2018
5:30PM to 7:30PM
Curtis Hall Community Center
20 South Street, Jamaica Plain

contact us

Jim Kersten


Project Hotline: 617-571-7878

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