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Casey Overpass Project

Upcoming Work

3-Week Look-Ahead: July 17th to August 4th

Beginning on Saturday July 8, and running through September 3, 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.

Beginning Friday, July 14, 2017 at 9 p.m., excavation work will begin on Washington Street west of Forest Hills Station (towards the Arboretum). Paving will begin on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 7 a.m. and will end by 9 p.m. During this time, South Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from the western most driveway of the VFW post to Washington Street. Access to Asticou Road, Martinwood Road and the State Lab will be maintained via the un-impacted section of South Street. Appropriate detour signage will be provided to guide motorists through the area.

Throughout the period covered by this look ahead, work will take place below ground at Forest Hills Station to build walls associated with the new headhouse and station ventilation. During the first week covered by this look-ahead, final check-out and testing of the jet fans will be performed.

During the week of July 14th, operations will concentrate on the following:

  • For the section of the Arborway between Washington Street and Cemetery Road:
    • Grading and paving of the permanent alignment of the westbound (towards the Arboretum) Arborway.
    • Completion of major construction (excludes landscaping) of the eastbound (towards Franklin Park) Arborway from Shea Square at Yale Terrace to Cemetery Road.
  • For the section of the Arborway west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Reconfiguration of the intersection of South Street and New Washington Street into its phase 3A alignment. Commuters and residents should note that the reconfiguration of the intersection is a preparatory step for two significant project elements:
      • Placement of the Arborway west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street onto its permanent alignment.
      • Temporary closure of Arborway Road, sometimes referred to as the Arborway Carriage Road, between South Street and Hampstead Road to vehicular traffic. A safe pedestrian path between South Street and Hampstead Road will be maintained.
      • Additional information about the temporary closure of Carriage Road will be provided in a separate release when the operation is about to happen.
  • For Washington Street west (towards the Arboretum) of Forest Hills Station:
    • Repairs to the expansion joints in the roof of the train tunnel running below Washington Street.

During the week of July 24th, operations will concentrate on the following:

  • For the section of the Arborway between Washington Street and Cemetery Road:
    • Installation of drainage from Shea Square to Washington Street under the future permanent alignment of the westbound (towards the Arboretum) Arborway.
    • Grading and paving the permanent alignment of the westbound (towards the Arboretum) Arborway.
    • Installation of signal and lighting components along the alignment of the permanent westbound Arborway.
  • For the section of the Arborway west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Ongoing reconfiguration of the intersection of South Street and New Washington Street into its phase 3A alignment.
    • Installation of 48-inch water line.
  • For Washington Street west (towards the Arboretum) of Forest Hills Station:
    • Repairs to the expansion joints in the roof of the train tunnel running below Washington Street.

During the week of July 31st operations will concentrate on the following:

  • For the section of the Arborway between Washington Street and Cemetery Road:
    • Grading and paving the permanent alignment of the westbound (towards the Arboretum) Arborway.
  • For the section of the Arborway west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street:
    • Installation of 48-inch water line.

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
Thursday, July 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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