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Upcoming Work

3-Week Look-Ahead: April 24th to May 12th

As has been noted previously, through June 2017, all Orange Line train service will arrive and depart from a single track at Forest Hills Station. Normal two track operation will continue immediately north of the station.  For the first two weeks covered by this look ahead, service will depart from the western (towards the Arboretum) track.  Following Saturday May 6th, service will depart on the eastern (towards Franklin Park) track.

Throughout the period covered by this look-ahead, work will take place below ground at Forest Hills Station to install electrical components and support structures associated with the jet fans and new head-house as will demolition of ventilation elements original to Forest Hills Station which conflict with the new roadway alignment.

Likewise, over the course of all three weeks, excavation and construction will take place for the Morton Street/Orchard Hill Road wall as will relocation of the 48” water line along the future alignment of the westbound Arborway between Shea Square and Washington Street.  Installation of drainage components will also take place during all three weeks in this area.

During the week of April 24th, operations will concentrate on the following:

  • Relocation of electrical components (by Eversource) at the bottom of Orchardhill Road.
  • Stripping and backfilling elements of the 48” water line adjacent to Shea Square.
  • For the area west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Installation of traffic signals and conduit at the intersection of New Washington Street/South Street.
    • Reconfiguration of traffic signals in preparation for Stage 3A.
    • Installation of bicycle facilities between the Arboretum’s Forest Hills Gate and South Street.
  • For the area along Washington Street west (towards the Arboretum) of Forest Hills Station:
    • Shifting traffic to a new, temporary alignment, several feet further east (towards the upper busway) to facilitate work in this area. Drivers should note that this temporary alignment will result in a single northbound (towards Centre Street and the monument) lane between Ukraine Way and the entrance to the upper busway.  As has been noted in prior emails and flyers to impacted abutters, this temporary alignment will lead to the closure of Asticou Road at Washington Street for a period of roughly 4-8 weeks.
During the week of May 1st, work will address the following elements:
  • For the area west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Installation of traffic signals and conduit at the intersection of New Washington Street/South Street.
    • Reconfiguration of traffic signals in preparation for Stage 3A.
    • Installation of bicycle facilities between the Arboretum’s Forest Hills Gate and South Street.
    • Installation of sidewalk between the Arboretum’s Forest Hills Gate and South Street.
  • For the area along Washington Street west (towards the Arboretum) of Forest Hills Station:
    • Shifting traffic to a new, temporary alignment, several feet further east (towards the upper busway) to facilitate work in this area.  Drivers should note that this temporary alignment will result in a single northbound (towards Centre Street and the monument) lane between Ukraine Way and the entrance to the upper busway.  As has been noted in prior emails and flyers to impacted abutters, this temporary alignment will lead to the closure of Asticou Road at Washington Street for a period of roughly 4-8 weeks.
    • Installation of utilities on Washington Street and South Street.
During the week of May 8th, work will address the following elements:
  • For the area west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Installation of bicycle facilities between the Arboretum’s Forest Hills Gate and South Street.
    • Installation of sidewalk between the Arboretum’s Forest Hills Gate and South Street.
    • Construction of the permanent alignment of the Arborway west of South Street.
  • For the area along Washington Street west (towards the Arboretum) of Forest Hills Station:
    • Installation of utilities on Washington Street and South Street.
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

Upcoming Meetings



Office Hours
Thursday, April 27, 2017
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

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Jim Kersten

CaseyArborway.Construction
@dot.state.ma.us

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