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Upcoming Work

3-Week Look-Ahead: November 7th to November 25th

Throughout the period covered by this look-ahead, work will take place below ground at Forest Hills Station. During all three weeks, electric components associated with the jet fans and the jet fans themselves will be installed. To facilitate this work, one side of the Forest Hills platform is shut down. This condition will continue through December, 2016. The MBTA has a protocol in place to ensure that this temporary condition, which the agency has used elsewhere in its system, does not impact service. Taking this approach allows work to proceed without resort to weekend or late night bus substitutions.

Also during all three weeks covered by this look ahead, light poles and 48-inch water lines will be installed in the area formerly occupied by the overpass west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street. Likewise, throughout the next three weeks, newly planted trees will be watered as needed and appropriate.

Work will not take place on November 11th or November 24th in recognition of Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving, respectively.

The period covered by this look ahead contains weekend work on Saturday, November 19th. The final week of this look ahead will inaugurate a period during which both night and weekend work will be permitted on an as-needed basis to facilitate going from a rotary configuration at Shea Circle to the 4-way signalized intersection of Shea Square. This is being done to allow the change-over while minimizing impacts on the traveling public. Work will include shifting lanes, activating signals, and moving temporary barrier. Night work will be substantially less noisy than demolition of the overpass during summer 2015. Residents and commuters should expect the transition to Shea Square to happen through a series of sequenced, micro-stages of work. More information will be provided as this work nears its start date.

During the week of November 7th, operations will concentrate on the following:

  • For the area between Washington Street and Shea Circle:
    • Installation and wiring of traffic signals at Shea Circle, Cemetery Road, and the eastern median U-turn.
    • Constructing the frontage road between Washington Street and the courthouse
    • Placing sidewalks at the courthouse
  • At Forest Hills Station, forming and reinforcing of the upper busway deck expansion will continue, following by pouring the concrete for the new upper busway deck.

During the week of November 14th, operations will include:

  • For the area between Washington Street and Shea Circle:
    • Installation and wiring of traffic signals at Shea Circle, Cemetery Road, and the eastern median U-turn.
    • Shifting the frontage road onto its permanent alignment. Note: this operation will take place over several days with sequential work staged to minimize traffic disruption
    • On Saturday, November 19th the eastbound (towards Franklin Park) Arborway will move from its current temporary alignment to its permanent alignment associated with stage 3A of the project as described in meetings held in June and July of 2016. This move will take place on a weekend to minimize traffic disruption.
  • At Forest Hills Station, forming and reinforcing of the upper busway deck expansion will continue. Forming and reinforcing of the upper busway expansion sidewalk and median will begin.

During the week of November 21st, operations will concentrate on the following:

  • For the area between Washington Street and Shea Circle:
    • Installation and wiring of traffic signals at Shea Circle, Cemetery Road, and the eastern median U-turn.
    • Shifting westbound (towards Arnold Arboretum) Morton Street onto its permanent alignment associated with stage 3A of the project as described in meetings held in June and July of 2016. Note: this operation will take place over several days with sequential work staged to minimize traffic disruption
    • Beginning the steps to convert Shea Circle, the rotary, into Shea Square, a 4-way signalized intersection. This work will continue into the week of November 28th. As noted above, weekend and night work will be used on an as-needed basis to facilitate this switch-over with as little disruption to traffic as possible.

About This Project

View information detailing this project on our About the Project page.

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, November 29, 2016
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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