Night Work Begins on Casey Arborway

This daytime photo of work being done along the Casey Arborway on May 13, 2015, has been altered to suggest a nighttime scene.

Photo and photo illustration by Chris Helms

This daytime photo of work being done along the Casey Arborway on May 13, 2015, has been altered to suggest a nighttime scene.

Night work began on the massive Casey Arborway project at 8 p.m. Sunday. It is expected to run at least a week.

Here’s what the Department of Transportation had to say about the change:

Beginning Sunday night June 14th, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., nighttime demolition operations will begin on the Casey Overpass between Washington Street and South Street. As has been stated at public information meetings, nighttime work will take place on those sections of the Overpass which are above traffic which would need to be detoured away from the work zone for safety reasons.

State officials say there will always be two weeks’ notice for residents before any night work begins. The notification about Sunday’s night work was sent on Friday, May 29.

See all our Casey Overpass/Casey Arborway coverage here.

  • JG8

    Hi Chris, do you know how they notified the neighbors? I live on Woodlawn Street and have lived here for 10 years and did not receive any type of notification of night work starting last night. If there is a distribution list or something, I’d love to get on it to be kept in the loop about this stuff. Thanks!

    • JamaicaPlainNews

      Thanks JG8 and Jason. Clay beat me to posting the link for the email updates. As Clay says, that is the method DOT uses. Jason, I can’t find a notice about the nightwork on the DOT’s Casey site.

      For those who missed it, here’s the link Clay posted. Here you can sign up for a regular email from DOT about Casey plans, closures, nightwork, etc.: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MADOT/subscriber/new?topic_id=MADOT_9

  • MassDOT’s Casey Arborway Project website has a link where you can sign-up for email updates. http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/caseyarborway/Home.aspx
    In addition to public meetings, that is the method they use to notify the public of construction look-aheads and upcoming events like detouring and night work, and the best way to be sure to receive future updates.

  • Jason

    Still, one would expect they would have a notice about it on the MassDOT site. They do not. And the question remains, how were neighbors notified?

  • Shayda Naficy

    There should have been a better way to notify people, flyers or posters at Forest Hills or something because it’s made it impossible to sleep for the past two nights – with no end in sight!

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  • JamaicaPlainNews

    Hi everyone. The response to how MassDOT handled the night work announcement prompted me to put together this guide to staying informed about the Casey Arborway project: http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/RpaLs