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Upcoming Work

3-Week Look-Ahead: May 15th, to June 2nd

Beginning on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 9:00AM and running through Saturday, May 20th at 7:00PM paving operations will take place in Shea Square.

View our Weekend Work in Shea Square page for Detour routes and information.

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. Service is currently departing from 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.

Work will not take place on Monday, May 29th in recognition of Memorial Day.

During the week of May 15th, operations will concentrate on the following:

  • In Shea Square operations will take place both during the week and on Saturday, May 20th:
    • Installation of pavers to define bicycle and pedestrian mixing zones around the intersection.
    • Paving operations in and around Shea Square.
    • Shifting of the intersection of Yale Terrace/Morton Street onto its final alignment,
  • 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.
    • Forming and pouring the sidewalk from the Arboretum’s Forest Hills Gate to South Street
    • Shifting traffic to its stage 3A alignment between South Street the project’s western limit of work near the Arboretum’s Forest Hills Gate.
  • 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.
    • Following the shifting of traffic, installation of utilities will begin in the area vacated by traffic.

During the week of May 22nd, work will address the following elements:

  • For the area west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Forming and pouring the sidewalk from the Arboretum’s Forest Hills Gate to 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 in the area vacated by traffic.

For the week of May 29th, work will address the following elements:

  • For the area west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Forming and pouring the sidewalk from the Arboretum’s Forest Hills Gate to 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 in the area vacated by traffic.
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
Wednesday, May 31, 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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