A group of Bridging Forest Hills (BFH) supporters held signs and collected petition signatures calling for a bridge to replace the dilapidated Casey Overpass in Forest Hills. MassDOT plans to permanently eliminate the bridge and build a 6-lane to 7-lane arterial street with five new signals for those currently using the bridge.
Signs called for passers-by to “Tell the Mayor: Forest Hills Needs a New Bridge” referring to Mayor Marty Walsh and his apparent backing off his campaign commitment to reevaluate alternatives.
BFH supporter Heather Carito said, “During his campaign for mayor, Marty Walsh promised to call for a moratorium on the Casey project to take a hard look at the at-grade plan. We’re here to remind Mayor Walsh about that promise. It’s clear from the show of support from motorists, cyclists and pedestrians today many are unhappy with the plan to eliminate the bridge.”