3-Week Look-Ahead: May 23rd to June 10th
During the first two weeks of this look ahead, work on the Morton Street median will begin, concentrating on drainage work. Starting May 31st and continuing for the next several weeks, the frontage road connecting to Shea Circle in front of the Arborway Gardens condominium complex will be widened
Eversource will continue utility pole reloction at the Morton Street/Orchard Hill Ductbank throughout the three weeks covered by this look-ahead.
In the area formerly occupied by the Overpass west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street, MWRA water line work will continue during the three week period covered by this look-ahead. Drainage will be installed in this same area starting May 31st. At the South Street/Arborway intersection near Toole Square, National Grid will continue relocating natural gas lines.
Installation of structural steel for the Upper Busway at Forest Hills Station will begin during the final week covered by this look-ahead, beginning June 6th.
Beginning on the weekend of April 9th-10th and running through June 1st, MassDOT has authorized Barletta Heavy Division to excavate in preparation for and install the 48-inch water main within the work zone during weekends. Work hours will run from 7:00AM to 7:30PM Saturdays and Sundays depending on the availability of materials and crews.
Work will not take place on Monday, May 30th in recognition of Memorial Day.
All work is subject to weather conditions.
For your safety:
Motorists: are reminded to reduce speed, pay close attention to all signals, pavement markings, signage and directions from police details. In particular:
- Yield to pedestrians on turns. This is particularly important at the intersection of New Washington Street/South Street where some motorists have been observed disregarding clearly visible signage.
- Please do not block the box at intersections. If you cannot clear the intersection on its opposite side, do not proceed until there is space for you to do so.
- Please do not turn onto Martinwood Road from South Street as a way to access Washington Street. Making this movement requires you to pass through two Do Not Enter signs. Doing so is both illegal and dangerous.
- Please do not take a left turn at the bottom of the eastbound off-ramp to South Street. This ramp is now right turn only from both lanes. This condition has been and will be enforced by State Police.
- Motorists with destinations on Hyde Park Avenue, Washington Street north of Forest Hills or east of Franklin Park are reminded to bear left on the Arborway east of Murray Circle to access the eastbound temporary roadway. Please do not exit to the right at the end of the Arborway unless you are bound for Forest Hills Station, Roslindale Square or points south on Washington Street. Making a loop around Forest Hills Station to go east to Shea Circle takes longer and is counterproductive to the successful operation of the temporary traffic set-up.
- Likewise, motorists seeking to access Shea Circle and points east should remain on the mainline Arborway. Using the Arborway Carriage Road to go east to Shea Circle ultimately takes longer and is counterproductive to the successful operation of the temporary traffic set-up.
Pedestrians: are reminded to please cross only at designated crosswalks. Any crosswalk which has been temporarily removed has been taken out for your safety. This applies particularly to the former crosswalk at the South Street end of New Washington Street and the former crosswalk on South Street at the Route 39 bus driveway. Pedestrian routing diagrams have been made available to WalkBoston, Livable Streets, were shared at the May public information meeting, and are posted in Forest Hills Station. To receive a routing diagram, please contact CaseyArborway.Construction@dot.state.ma.us.
Cyclists: are reminded that when passing over the connections between the Southwest Corridor Path and Washington Street or South Street, cyclists should reduce speed and watch for pedestrians as these are shared pathways. Cyclists may occupy the full lane within the work zone, but must obey all signage and signals.