Casey Arborway Work Set to Begin Next Week

File photo: The crumbling Casey Overpass in Forest Hills.

Chris Helms

File photo: The crumbling Casey Overpass in Forest Hills.

The Department of Transportation just announced that work will begin next week on bringing down the Casey Overpass and replacing it with a network of surface roads. Click through for a list of the jobs expected to start next week.

Here’s the notice the DOT sent out late Friday afternoon:

Barletta Heavy Division, the Casey Arborway Contractor is tentatively scheduled to begin some preliminary work next week.

Please see below a list that you may see beginning next week

Enabling / Start-Up Work Items Tentatively Scheduled For Next Week

  • Survey / Control
  • Set -Up Office
  • Mobilize Equipment and Material
  • Erosion Controls
  • Set-up Jersey Barriers – no traffic detours or lane takings
  • Begin Tree Protection along the Arborway
  • Perform CCTV Inspection of MWRA Section 72 Sewer
  • Perform CCTV Inspection of Stoney Brook Culvert
  • Setup VMS Boards and Temp Traffic Notification Signage

The massive project, which will remake Forest Hills for generations to come, was originally planned to take about two and a half years. A public meeting is set for Jan. 21 at which a new timeline may be made public.