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Casey Overpass Project

Upcoming Work

3-Week Look-Ahead: September 18th to October 6th

Since the look ahead covering the period of August 28th to September 15th, the project has:

  • Opened the cycle track from the Forest Hills gate of the Arboretum to South Street
  • Shifted repair and reconstruction work on Washington Street west of Forest Hills station into its final phase
  • Begun reconstruction of the Arborway Carriage Road at South Street
  • Energized the eastern median U-turn signal. After a two week period on yellow flash to alert motorists to the signal’s presence, it will be activated as a pedestrian crossing prior to its eventual use as both a crossing and control for the U-turn lane

Throughout the period covered by this look ahead, 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.

Likewise, throughout the period covered by this look ahead, work will take place to repair expansion joints under the easternmost (towards Franklin Park) section of Washington Street west of Forest Hills Station and reconstruct this segment of roadway.

During the week of September 18th, operations will concentrate on the following:

  • Between Cemetery Road and Washington Street:
    • Installation of landscape walls along the westbound (towards the Arboretum) Arborway.
    • Activation of the eastern median U-turn signal for pedestrian crossing
    • Installation of curb and sidewalks at Orchardhill Road and Morton Street
    • Installation of pavement at the eastern median U-turn
    • Planting of trees and placement of grass hydro seed
    • Installation of permanent roadway signage
  • In and around Forest Hills Station:
    • Demolition of the northern head-house. Weekend work is anticipated for the weekend of September 23rd and 24th
    • Installation of walls and platform north of the existing Orange Line platform
    • Forming and pouring of walls for the new headhouse elevator
    • Construction of new egress stairs
  • For the Arborway west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Installation of 48” water line
    • Installation of drainage under the future alignment of the Carriage Road down to South Street
    • Installation of permanent signage

During the week of September 25th, operations will concentrate on the following:

  • Between Cemetery Road and Washington Street:
    • Installation of landscape walls along the westbound (towards the Arboretum) Arborway
    • Installation of curb and sidewalks at Orchardhill Road and Morton Street
    • Installation of pavement at the eastern median U-turn
    • Installation of final pavement from Cemetery Road to the eastern median U-turn
    • Planting of trees and placement of grass hydro seed
    • Installation of permanent roadway signage
  • In and around Forest Hills Station
    • Demolition of the northern head-house
    • Installation of walls and platform north of the existing Orange Line platform
  • For the Arborway west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Installation of 48” water line
    • Installation of drainage under the future alignment of the Carriage Road down to South Street
    • Installation of permanent signage

During the week of October 2nd, operations will concentrate on the following:

  • Between Cemetery Road and Washington Street:
    • Installation of landscape walls along the westbound (towards the Arboretum) Arborway
    • Installation of permanent sidewalks
    • Placement of permanent pavement markings
    • Installation of loop detectors for traffic signal control
    • Planting of trees and placement of grass hydro seed
    • Installation of permanent roadway signage
  • In and around Forest Hills Station:
    • Construction of the foundations for the new northern head-house
  • For the Arborway west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Installation of 48” water line
    • Installation of drainage under the future alignment of the Carriage Road down to South Street
    • Installation of permanent signage

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
Tuesday, September 28, 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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