Taking a Bus at Forest Hills? Bring an Umbrella

The bus canopy, or what was left of it as of Sept. 21, 2015, as demolition of the shelter proceeds.

Chris Helms

The bus canopy, or what was left of it as of Sept. 21, 2015, as demolition of the shelter proceeds.

If you commute through Forest Hills Station, you’ve gotten used to abrupt changes this fall. With rain expected all the rest of this week, that’s going to mean soggy wait periods at the upper busway.

Crews have removed portions of the canopy over the upper busway, leaving open air where panels once stood. Beginning this weekend the rest of the canopy is slated for demolition.

Already, bus stops for all the upper busway routes have been condensed to one lane (the one that happens to already have its roof removed.)

As we recently reported, cabbies aren’t happy about new arrangements that temporarily have them exiled down near the corner of Ukraine Way and Washington Street.

It’s hard to get one’s mind around the rapid-fire changes, but here’s the long-term view for what this section of Washington Street and Forest Hills should look like when the chaos subsides.

Detail from MassDOT plans for Casey Arborway

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Detail from MassDOT plans for Casey Arborway

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