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Casey Overpass Project

Upcoming Work

3-Week Look-Ahead: August 15th to September 2nd

During all three weeks covered by this look-ahead, forming and reinforcing of the expanded Upper Busway at Forest Hills Station will take place.

Week of August 15th:

  • For the area between Washington Street and Shea Circle:
    • Installation of curbing along the permanent alignment of the eastbound Arborway
    • Installation of light poles
    • Paving the new frontage road between Dunning Way and Shea Circle
    • Installation of drainage structures between the courthouse and Dunning Way
  • At Forest Hills Station, installation of structural steel for the upper bus-way will be completed and masonry walls constructed below grade.
  • In the area formerly occupied by the overpass, west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • The original eastbound off-ramp will close
    • The westbound Arborway will be paved from South Street to the project limits of work

Week of August 22nd:

  • For the area between Washington Street and Shea Circle:
    • Installation of curbing on the new frontage road between Dunning Way and Shea Circle
    • Installation of light poles between Washington Street and Shea Circle
    • Installation of drainage structures between the courthouse and Dunning Way
    • Installation of lighting conduit from the courthouse to Dunning Way
  • In the area formerly occupied by the overpass, west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street drainage structures will be installed in the area vacated by the old eastbound off-ramp. This operation will continue through the week of August 29th

Week of August 29th:

  • Installation of curbing at Shea Circle
  • Paving of the new frontage road from Dunning Way to Shea Circle
  • Installation of lighting conduit from the courthouse to Dunning Way

All work is subject to weather conditions.

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:

  • Yield to pedestrians on turns. This is particularly important at the intersection of New Washington Street/South Street where some motorists have been observed disregarding clearly visible signage.
  • 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.

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

Upcoming Meetings


Office Hours
Thursday, September 29, 2016
5:30PM to 7:30PM
Curtis Hall Community Center
20 South Street, Jamaica Plain

To request additional information about this commitment, or to file a complaint under Title VI or a related nondiscrimination provision, please contact MassDOT's Title VI Specialist by phone at (857) 368-8580, TTY at (857) 368-8580, fax (857) 368-0602 or by e-mail at MASSDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us

contact us


Jim Kersten

CaseyArborway.Construction
@dot.state.ma.us

Project Hotline: 617-571-7878

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