Casey Arborway Project: South Street/New Washington Street Detour Starts Friday Night

As the Casey Arborway project continues the area is being altered on a regular basis, leading to detours and unfamiliar driving scenarios. Come this Friday there will be an important detour to be aware of. Also, next week the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will be holding office hours to discuss the project.

Beginning at 10 pm on Friday, August 25, and running to 5 pm on Saturday, August 26, traffic exiting South Street onto Washington Street west (towards the Arnold Arboretum) of the MBTA Forest Hills station will be unable to turn left on South Street.  Also, northbound (towards Doyle’s Café and the Soldier’s Monument) traffic on Washington Street will be unable to turn left into South Street.

MassDOT said this temporary closure is necessary to complete paving the middle portion of Washington Street. After the work is complete traffic will be shifted onto the new pavement, allowing reconstruction of the last section of Washington Street west of the station and repairs to the tunnel roof expansion joints below it.

 MassDOT has provided detour information.

 To access the Arborway from South Street:

  • Turn right onto Washington Street;
  • Turn left onto Ukraine Way;
  • Turn left onto Hyde Park Avenue; and,
  • Turn left onto New Washington Street.

 To access South Street from Washington Street northbound:

  • Turn right onto Ukraine Way;
  • Turn left onto Hyde Park Avenue;
  • Turn left onto New Washington Street;
  • Turn left onto Washington Street; and,
  • Turn right onto South Street.

Also, MassDOT will be holding office hours in regards to the Casey Arborway project on Tuesday, August 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Curtis Hall Community Center (20 South St., Jamaica Plain).