If there were an official Casey Arborway project historian Jamaica Plain's Clay Harper would probably fill the role. Instead he'll have to settle for spectacularly documenting the project from its start in 2014 to today with close to 500 photos and a blog. After supporting the surface option for the Casey Arborway project (instead of putting up another bridge), Harper decided to document the project. "I'm a close neighbor and walk through the full project area three or more times a week for exercise. As someone who participated in the planning and the public debate (eventually as an unaffiliated advocate) I had a deep immersion in the details -- everything from DOT planning presentations to the underlying traffic data to the 400+ pages of bid drawings," said Clay Harper to Jamaica Plain News.
Pond Street is getting a little bit of a sidewalk and curb facelift starting Nov. 28 and that means intermittent lane closures. From Nov. 28 through Dec. 7, but not the weekend, there will be lane closures along the outbound side of Pond Street between Burroughs Street and Jamaicaway from 7 am to 3 pm.
Pedestrian crossing signs aren't often long for this world. They're thrown out onto the streets practically waiting to get hit. So goes the story of a pedestrian crossing sign at Lamartine and Mozart streets. Jamaica Plain resident @pawlbologna tweeted about his personal experience with the intersection, including getting hit in 2017. He shared the challenge of getting the city to put up a new pedestrian crossing sign after a previous sign was hit and unusable.
There will be road closures in around Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive starting Oct. 21 through Oct. 28. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is implementing the road closures 8 pm to 5 am for milling and paving work. The road closures are not expected to occur every night.
You'll want to avoid a bunch of roads on Sunday due to the Boston Athletic Association Half Marathon making its way through the Emerald Necklace park system. An estimated 9,000 runners will start the 13.1-mile course at 8 am from White Stadium in Franklin Park, where the race ends, too. Roads along the route will be closed from 7:30 am to approximately 11 am. The race starts on Pierpont Road. The course heads out from Franklin Park, along New Washington Street and Forest Hills Drive, past the Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Pond and the Arborway/Jamaicaway.