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Casey Overpass Project

Upcoming Work

3-Week Look-Ahead: May 7th to May 21st

Since the look ahead covering the period of April 16th to May 4th, the project has:

  • Advanced work in both the northern (towards Green Street) and southern (towards Roslindale Square) Forest Hills Station plaza;
  • Continued construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities project wide;
  • Completed installation of the bicycle and pedestrian mixing zone at the southeastern (adjacent to the former LAZ parking lot) corner of Washington Street/Arborway;
  • Continued construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities project wide;
  • Continue finalization of signal operations project wide;
  • Set permanent curbing on the northeast (Red House) corner of South Street/Arborway allowing for the opening of two northbound receiving lanes on South Street (the final condition); and,
  • Continued installation of structural components for the new upper busway canopy.

Motorists are reminded that eastbound (towards Franklin) and westbound (towards the Arboretum) left turns off the Arborway at the intersections of South Street/Arborway and Washington Street/Arborway are now permanently prohibited. These movements will now be permanently handled by the eastern and western median U-turns. The only exception to this is the westbound left turn at Arborway/Washington Street which is available to general purpose traffic as directed by the electric sign mounted on the signal controlling the Arborway westbound approach. Drivers of private cars using this left turn when the approach is signed for buses only may be subject to fines and assigned moving violations.

During the week of May 7th, work will address the following:

  • Around the intersection of Arborway/Washington Street:
    • Installation of landscaping.
    • Installation of sidewalks and specialized mixing zone pavers.
  • Between the intersection of Arborway/South Street and Arborway/Washington Street:
    • Installation of sidewalks and specialized mixing zone pavers.
    • Construction of the northern (towards Green Street station) plaza and terminal for the Southwest Corridor Park and bicycle path.
    • Installation of foundations and structural steel for the new, northern headhouse.
    • Construction of the southern plaza between Forest Hills Station and the Arborway including landscaping and drainage.
  • Along the Arborway west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Installation of the granite facing for the Arborway wall.
    • Installation of landscaping.

During the week of May 14th, operations will address the following elements:

  • Around the intersection of Arborway/Washington Street:
    • Installation of landscaping.
    • Installation of sidewalks and specialized mixing zone pavers.
  • Between the intersection of Arborway/South Street and Arborway/Washington Street:
    • Installation of sidewalks and specialized mixing zone pavers.
    • Construction of the northern (towards Green Street station) plaza and terminal for the Southwest Corridor Park and bicycle path.
    • Installation of foundations and structural steel for the new, northern headhouse.
    • Construction of the southern plaza between Forest Hills Station and the Arborway including landscaping and drainage.
  • Along the Arborway west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Installation of the granite facing for the Arborway wall.
    • Installation of landscaping.
  • In the upper busway:
    • Installation of canopy structural steel.

During the week of May 21st, work will include:

  • Around the intersection of Arborway/Washington Street:
    • Installation of landscaping.
    • Installation of sidewalks and specialized mixing zone pavers.
  • Between the intersection of Arborway/South Street and Arborway/Washington Street:
    • Installation of sidewalks and specialized mixing zone pavers.
    • Construction of the northern (towards Green Street station) plaza and terminal for the Southwest Corridor Park and bicycle path.
    • Installation of foundations and structural steel for the new, northern headhouse.
    • Construction of the southern plaza between Forest Hills Station and the Arborway including landscaping and drainage.
  • Along the Arborway west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Installation of the granite facing for the Arborway wall.
    • Installation of landscaping.
  • In the upper busway:
    • Installation of canopy structural steel.

The project currently anticipates that nighttime operations to install final paving and pavement markings project-wide will begin during the week following Memorial Day (May 28th). Once final paving is installed, permanent pavement markings will be installed within seven days; bicycle markings will be installed within 30 days. The timing of the placement of each type of marking is based on manufacturer specifications and ensures long term durability.

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
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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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