Casey Arborway Update: It Ain’t Gonna Be Pretty in Forest Hills This Weekend

You may want to avoid driving near Forest Hills this weekend due to Casey Arborway construction that will impact local area roads from the MBTA station to the Monument on South Street.

A map of detour conditions beginning at 10 pm on Friday, December 1, 2017, and running in a continuous operation through 5 am on Monday, December 4.

The intersection of South and New Washington streets in Forest Hills will be shut this weekend for work related to the Casey Overpass replacement project from 10 pm on Friday and reopen at 5 am on Monday, according to MassDOT.

South Street between the Arborway and the Monument on South Street will be local access only. (More about the actual detours below)

During this time, pedestrians should cross New Washington Street at the intersection with Washington Street.

Buses will also be affected. There will be safe access from the Lower Busway to South Street at all times. During the weekend operation, MBTA bus routes 38 and 39 will operate from the Upper Busway at Forest Hills Station as normal. Both routes will be detoured and the following bus stops will not be served: South Street at Spalding Street, South Street at St. Rose Street, South Street at Jamaica Street, South Street at Child Street, South Street at Carolina Avenue, and South Street at Bardwell Street.

Back to driving — below is detailed information about detours:

From the south to Arborway eastbound (towards Shea Square), motorists should:

  • Turn right on Ukraine Way;
  • Turn left on Hyde Park Avenue; and,
  • Turn right onto the Arborway eastbound.

From the south to Arborway westbound (towards the Arboretum) and points north (towards the Monument) on South and Centre streets, motorists should:

  • Turn left on Ukraine Way;
  • Turn right on Washington Street;
  • Turn left on South Street;
  • Turn right on Bussey Street;
  • Turn right on Walter Street;
  • Turn right on Centre Street; and,
  • Follow Centre Street to the Monument.

From the north to Arborway westbound (towards the Arboretum), motorists should:

  • Proceed through the intersection of New Washington Street/Washington Street onto Hyde Park Avenue;
  • Turn right on Ukraine Way;
  • Turn right on Washington Street;
  • Turn left on South Street;
  • Turn right on Bussey Street;
  • Turn right on Walter Street;
  • Turn right on Centre Street; and,
  • Access the Arborway westbound at Murray Circle.

Eastbound (towards Shea Square) through traffic on the Arborway will:

  • Turn right on South Street;
  • Turn left on Ukraine Way;
  • Turn left on Hyde Park Avenue; and,
  • Turn right on the Arborway.

Southbound (towards Roslindale Square) on South Street traffic will:

  • Travel south (towards Murray Circle and the Arboretum) on Centre Street;
  • Enter the eastbound (towards Shea Square) Arborway at Murray Circle; and,
  • Turn right onto Washington Street.

Click here for more Jamaica Plain News coverage of the Casey Arborway project.