— Clay Harper (@ArborwayMatters) April 30, 2015
On Thursday, removal of the abutments on the Arborway side of the Casey Overpass began, as documented by JP transportation enthusiast Clay Harper. State officials have said removal of the overpass itself would begin in May.
Residents might differ on whether this marks the official end of the Casey Overpass, since traffic continues to be allowed across, though there have been temporary closures recently. But no matter how you look at it, giant jackhammers gnawing away at structures integral to the bridge has to mean something.
Jamaica Plain News has established a count-down clock, which we run to the right on desktops or below this story on mobile devices. It shows how long until construction is expected to end: Sept. 30, 2016.