Public Meeting to Provide Update on Casey Overpass Project

On Wednesday, MassDOT will hold a public meeting to provide an update on the Casey Arborway Project. This will be the first public meeting on the progress of the project since before the Casey Overpass’ closure and razing.

The line of the Casey Overpass looking west towards the Arboretum

Richard Heath

A view of where the Casey Overpass once stood looking west towards the Arnold Arboretum this past winter.

 

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 29, at the English High School auditorium (144 McBride St.) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. All residents, abutters, business owners and commuters are strongly encouraged to attend.

Department of Transportation officials will speak on the upcoming phase and provide a general schedule of the project, which is supposed to have the majority of the major work done by the end of September 2016.

The removal of the structurally deficient Casey Overpass was a contentious and hotly debated topic. The majority knew the overpass needed to come down, but many wanted a new overpass to be constructed. An at-grade reconstructed roadway network will be built instead.

Also, a fully accessible Orange Line headhouse will replace the existing substandard exit-only headhouse. Bicycle and pedestrian accommodations are also being enhanced throughout the area.

Click here for all of Jamaica Plain News’ Casey Arborway Project coverage. 

  • Money is Powerful

    Traffic is HELL on Washington St. due to this project! Everyday is bumper to bumper..

    I miss the overpass!