Demolition of Bus Canopy to Be Done Around the Clock This Weekend

File photo: The upper busway at Forest Hills on Sept. 19, 2015.

Richard Heath

File photo: The upper busway at Forest Hills on Sept. 19, 2015.

Workers have removed several canopy panels already and hoe rams were at work Thursday preparing the way for full demolition of the roof over the upper busway at Forest Hills. State officials announced that night work on the project would begin at 1 a.m. Saturday. Work will go on 24-hours-a-day through Monday at 5 a.m.

Officials promise that the loudest jobs in removing the remaining structure would be done during the day.

While all this is happening, every bus out Forest Hills Station except for the 39 will leave from the lower busway. Forest Hills is a major hub for buses going to Roslindale, Mattapan, Dedham, West Roxbury and beyond.

The schedule calls for the MBTA to install temporary shelters next week so bus riders won’t have to stand in the rain.

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