3-Week Look-Ahead: March 10th to March 31st.
Beginning on Saturday, March 25, 2017 and running through June all Orange Line train service will arrive and depart from the western side of the Forest Hills platform (towards the Arboretum). Normal two track operation will continue immediately north of the Station.
Throughout the period covered by this look-ahead, work will take place below ground at Forest Hills Station to install electrical components and support structures associated with the jet fans and new head-house. Likewise, over the course of all three weeks, drainage will be installed along the permanent alignment of the Arborway between Washington Street and Shea Square.
During the week of March 13th, operations will concentrate on the following:
During the week of March 20th, work will address the following elements:
Installation of elements of the 48” MWRA water line near Shea Square.
For the area west (towards the Arboretum) of South Street along the mainline Arborway, reconfiguring signals at South Street/New Washington Street for the stage 3A alignment with traffic west of South Street on its permanent alignment.
At Forest Hills Station, installation of safety screen along the upper busway expansion parapet wall.
For Washington Street west of Forest Hills Station adjacent to the upper busway:
During the week of March 27th, work will address the following elements:
Motorists coming from the south (towards Roslindale and Hyde Park) along Hyde Park Avenue and seeking to travel to points east, Mattapan, Dorchester, etc. are reminded to use the eastbound mainline of the Arborway, the second right, after the LAZ parking lot driveway. This route is faster and more convenient, for through traffic, than the frontage road passing the West Roxbury District Court and Arborway Gardens.
Forest Hills Street remains closed to traffic at the Arborway with local access maintained via the Cemetery Road/Forest Hills Street intersection. Assuming favorable weather conditions, Forest Hills Street will reopen during the week of March 10th.
All work is subject to weather conditions. Heavy snow or extreme cold may impact the dates provided in this document.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
5:30PM to 7:30PM
Curtis Hall Community Center
20 South Street, Jamaica Plain