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Upcoming Work

3-Week Look-Ahead: March 10th to March 31th

Beginning on Saturday, March 25, 2017 and running through June all Orange Line train service will arrive and depart from the western side of the Forest Hills platform (towards the Arboretum).. Normal two track operation will continue immediately north of the station.

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. Likewise, over the course of all three weeks, drainage will be installed along the permanent alignment of the Arborway between Washington Street and Shea Square.

During the week of March 13th, operations will concentrate on the following:

  • Installation of elements of the 48” MWRA water line near Shea Square.
  • For the area west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street along the mainline Arborway:
    • Reactivation of sections of the 48” water line. All work will take place within the work zone and will not impact traffic.
    • Installation of drainage from the westbound Arborway into Toole Square and South Street.
    • Installation of traffic signal and street lighting conduit at the intersection of South Street/New Washington Street.
  • At Forest Hills Station, forming and reinforcing of the upper busway expansion parapet wall.
  • For Washington Street west of Forest Hills Station adjacent to the upper busway:
    • 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. This operation is highly weather-dependent as conditions must be right to allow the application of temporary roadway striping paint. If applicable conditions are not available, this operation will shift from week to week until such time as they are.

During the week of March 20th, operations will focus on the following:

  • Installation of elements of the 48” MWRA water line near Shea Square.
  • For the area west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street along the mainline Arborway, reconfiguring signals at South Street/New Washington Street for the stage 3A alignment with traffic west of South Street on its permanent alignment.
  • At Forest Hills Station, installation of safety screen along the upper busway expansion parapet wall
  • For Washington Street west of Forest Hills Station adjacent to the upper busway:
    • Assuming successful shifting of the roadway the prior week, installation of utilities in the space vacated by the roadway between Ukraine Way and South Street.

During the week of March 27th, work will address the following elements:

  • For the area west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street along the mainline Arborway:
    • Reconfiguring signals at South Street/New Washington Street for the stage 3A alignment with traffic west of South Street on its permanent alignment.
    • Building the permanent alignment of the Aborway west of South Street
  • For Washington Street west of Forest Hills Station adjacent to the upper busway:
    • Assuming successful shifting of the roadway previously, installation of utilities in the space vacated by the roadway between Ukraine Way and South Street.

Motorists coming from the south (towards Roslindale and Hyde Park) along Hyde Park Avenue and seeking to travel to points east, Mattapan, Dorchester, etc. are reminded to use the eastbound mainline of the Arborway, the second right, after the LAZ parking lot driveway. This route is faster and more convenient, for through traffic, than the frontage road passing the West Roxbury District Court and Arborway Gardens.

Forest Hills Street remains closed to traffic at the Arborway with local access maintained via the Cemetery Road/Forest Hills Street intersection. Assuming favorable weather conditions, Forest Hills Street will reopen during the week of March 10th.

All work is subject to weather conditions. Heavy snow or extreme cold 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
Wednesday, March 22, 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

Project Hotline: 617-571-7878

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