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Casey Arborway Milestone: Shea Square Stoplights to Go Live Thursday

Casey Arborway, Dec. 11, 2016

Jamaica Plain’s “Little Dig” — AKA the Casey Aborway — is scheduled to pass a key benchmark this week. Shea Circle, the part of the Arborway where Franklin Park meets the main entrance to Forest Hills Cemetery, will take a giant step toward becoming Shea Square. The stop lights in the new configuration are to be turned on for the first time on Thursday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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T: Closing Forest Hills Track Should Not Create Delays

Commuters leave the T platform at Forest Hills Station on Aug. 29, 2016. Soon only one track will be used to boarding and disembarking.

JP residents recently learned that one side of the platform at Forest Hills T will be closed starting next week through December. An MBTA spokesperson says the change “should have no impact on customers other than the fact they will be boarding on the southbound side.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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One of Forest Hills Platforms to Close Through December

From Sept. 3, 2016 through December, only one of Forest Hills' two platforms will be in use.

UPDATE: The T explains that it has a plan so that during rush hour it can keep to the regular Orange Line schedule. ~~~~~

Fellow Orange Line riders, get ready for some additional chaos in your favorite subway line. The T will be shutting down one of the two platforms at Forest Hills soon as part of the Casey Arborway Project. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Casey Arborway Project Completion Delays Total One Year

The signals at Washington and New Washington on June 29, 2015.

The completion date for the Casey Arborway, which had already been pushed off three months, has now been delayed another nine months. That means the mammoth project is expected to be finished a full year later than originally forecast, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Casey Demolition Inspires Local Children’s Theatre Production

Students from the Neighborhood School on Peter Parley Road in Jamaica Plain were inspired by the demolition of the Casey Overpass to create a play (with music and dance) that looks creatively at transportation and neighborhood design decisions. The play, Changing Lanes, will be performed at Roxbury Community College’s Media Arts Center on March 11th and 12th.

When students and teachers at the Neighborhood School, a K1-6 school in Jamaica Plain, returned to school last September, they had all noted a change in the fabric of the community. The demolition of the Casey Overpass had begun over the summer and the construction of new surface roads brought daily traffic jams that touched almost everyone in our community. (more…) Continue Reading →

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