The city is holding three pop-up sessions this week to solicit feedback about the JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan. If you can't make it to the sessions you can also participate in an online poll, as well as submit feedback by Sept. 15, about two concepts to improve Egleston Square. These are the scheduled dates, times and locations for this week's pop-ups. They are subject to change due to weather.
Editor’s note: This article was updated Thursday with revised information from the MBTA. At least it's not on the weekdays. Buses will be replacing MBTA train service from Forest Hills to Jackson Square on the weekends of June 30 and July 7. The disruption in train service is due to track work. Buses will replace Orange Line trains going both ways and will affect the following station: Jackson Square, Stony Brook, Green Street and Forest Hills. The MBTA had originally planned for track work most weekends through early September but, in response to inquiries from Jamaica Plain News Thursday, clarified that the work schedule had been shortened:
Nighttime paving for the Casey Arborway project is beginning the week of May 28h and is expected to last approximately four weeks. The MassDOT’s contractor for the Casey Arborway Project, Barletta Heavy Division, will be paving project wide west (towards the Arnold Arboretum) of the West Roxbury District Courthouse. Paving will begin at 8 pm with all lanes being returned to normal by 6 am the next morning. Work will also include the placement of final pavement markings and thermoplastic markings for roadway striping, crosswalks and more will be placed seven days after pavement has been laid. Green bicycle crossings will be placed 30 days after pavement has been laid.
Jamaica Plain and Roxbury residents will have three opportunities this week at pop-ups to provide feedback to the city about the JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan. The JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan will guide future development and improvements along the corridor of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. The plan area encompasses Forest Hills, Egleston Square and Jackson Square, generally bounded by Washington Street, Columbus Avenue and Amory Street. Boston Transportation Department personnel will be on hand at the pop-ups to hear residents' suggestions about routes, challenges and their vision for the area. The Boston Transportation Department has created an interactive map in which users can add routes and points of concerns for accessibility, pedestrian access, bicyclist safety, transit rider issues, vehicle issues and more. Click here to see the interactive map. The comment period for the interactive map closes on June 15th.
The Boston Transportation Department is holding a meeting on May 14 to discuss the redesigning of Centre and South streets streetscape. At the meeting the city would like to hear the community's "streetscape improvement priorities" for Jackson Square to Forest Hills along Centre and South streets. Boston Transportation Department officials will discuss the upcoming design process based on the Centre and South Streets Streetscape and Transportation Action Plain. This meeting is open to the public and will be on Monday, May 14 from 6 to 8 pm at the Curtis Hall Community Center (20 South St.).