BAA Half Marathon on Sunday Will Mean Brief Road Closures and Detours

The annual Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Jimmy Fund Half Marathon is Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. It begins and ends at White Stadium in Franklin Park. The road closures and detours for the course route and abutting roads in Forest Hills are shown on the map. In addition, segments of Pond Avenue, Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive will also be affected. It's a good idea not to drive in the area at all until the event is over. Here's a link to the Boston Athletic Association's website, which has much more information on the even and its traffic impacts.


How the Chicken Crossed the Street

Hi, has anyone found a good way to get around the Forest Hills T station, specifically how to get from the Hyde Park entrance to South St towards Centre St, when the crosswalks are all blocked off (such as when they do night work)? I cross at Hyde Park/New Washington/Washington and then have to walk along side new washington (parallel to the southwest corridor). This area is isolated because of the tall grass which blocks visibility from the street, and especially in the evenings feels a bit unsafe. Any good alternatives? See all our Casey Overpass/Casey Arborway coverage here.

This daytime photo of work being done along the Casey Arborway on May 13, 2015, has been altered to suggest a nighttime scene.

Casey Night Work Could Wrap Before July 4

The current round of nighttime demolition of the Casey Overpass is scheduled to finish on July 2, according to an email from the Department of Transportation. On Monday, officials sent out a "three-week look-ahead" describing major aspects of the Casey Arborway project during that period. Among the highlights (or lowlights, depending on your attitude and proximity to the noise) is that the tear-down of the piers along Washington Street and at the 39 Bus stop will continue the weeks of June 22 and 29. Other major points:

There will be no work on Saturday, July 4, for Independence Day. In the Arborway Yard, temporary courthouse parking will be completed.

This daytime photo of work being done along the Casey Arborway on May 13, 2015, has been altered to suggest a nighttime scene.

Night Work Begins on Casey Arborway

Night work began on the massive Casey Arborway project at 8 p.m. Sunday. It is expected to run at least a week. Here's what the Department of Transportation had to say about the change:

Beginning Sunday night June 14th, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., nighttime demolition operations will begin on the Casey Overpass between Washington Street and South Street. As has been stated at public information meetings, nighttime work will take place on those sections of the Overpass which are above traffic which would need to be detoured away from the work zone for safety reasons. State officials say there will always be two weeks' notice for residents before any night work begins.

Pedestrians hustle across Centre Street (against the light) on the second day of the pedestrian and vehicle signals being fully operational, Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

New Lights Debut at Burroughs and Centre

As if JP didn't have enough changing traffic patterns to digest, starting Tuesday the new signals at Burroughs and Centre went live. Business people gathered for Wednesday's JP Business & Professional Association said they noticed the lights were fully operational on Tuesday. The intersection, at the heart of JP's Centre/South district, has buttons for pedestrians to activate the lights. The signals are on poles rising out of the sidewalk and don't hang over the middle of the street. Jamaica Plain News watched pedestrians navigate the new setup Wednesday midday.