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Upcoming Work

3-Week Look-Ahead: April 3rd to April 21st

Through June 2017, 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, excavation and construction will take place for the Morton Street/Orchard Hill Road wall.

During the week of April 3rd, operations will concentrate on the following:

  • Relocation of water line under the permanent westbound Arborway.
  • 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:
    • 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 and the Arborway.
    • Reconfiguration of traffic signals in preparation for Stage 3A.
  • At Forest Hills Station, forming and reinforcing of the upper busway expansion parapet wall.
  • Demolition of ventilation elements original to Forest Hills Station which conflict with the new roadway alignment.

During the week of April 10th, work will address the following elements:

  • Relocation of water line under the permanent westbound Arborway
  • Relocation of 48" Boston Water and Sewer Commission water line
  • 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:
    • 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 and the Arborway
    • Reconfiguration of traffic signals in preparation for Stage 3A
  • 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.
  • Demolition of ventilation elements original to Forest Hills Station which conflict with the new roadway alignment

During the week of April 17th, work will address the following elements:

  • Relocation of 48” Boston Water and Sewer Commission water line
  • For the area west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street along the mainline Arborway, building road for Stage 3A
  • 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
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

Project Hotline: 617-571-7878

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