Traffic and construction updates for the Casey Arborway Project

3-Week Look-Ahead: January 14th to February 1st

Since the look ahead covering the period of December 24th to January 11th, the project has:

  • Advanced work on the upper busway canopy and its connection to Forest Hills Station to a point where buses have been shifted to their permanent berths and riders are able to wait out of the weather
  • Fully opened the cycle track running along the east (towards Franklin Park) side of Washington Street west (towards the Arboretum) of Forest Hills Station
  • Opened bicycle and pedestrian connections through the north (towards Green Street) plaza at Forest Hills Station
  • Advanced work on the new north headhouse at Forest Hills Station including installation of glass curtain walls and station signage

Motorists are reminded that eastbound (towards Franklin) and westbound (towards the Arboretum) left turns off the Arborway at the intersections of South Street/Arborway and Washington Street/Arborway are now permanently prohibited. These movements will now be permanently handled by the eastern and western median U-turns. The only exception to this is the westbound left turn at Arborway/Washington Street which is available to general purpose traffic as directed by the electric sign mounted on the signal controlling the Arborway westbound approach. Drivers of private cars using this left turn when the approach is signed for buses only may be subject to fines and assigned moving violations. Additional warning signage addressing this issue has been installed and is subject to police enforcement. As of the period addressed by this look ahead, enhanced traffic enforcement by the State Police is in place.

Motorists are also reminded that the northbound (towards Green Street) right lane of Washington Street west (towards the Arboretum) of Forest Hills Station is now an active travel lane. Taxis are now operating from their permanent location on the Arborway north of Forest Hills Station. Private vehicles, Lyfts, Ubers, etc. are prohibited from stopping in the active travel lane. This will be subject to traffic enforcement during the three weeks covered by this look ahead and beyond. Regulatory signage to this effect has been placed and will be subject to police enforcement

Work will not take place on Monday, January 21st in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

During the week of January 14th, work will address the following:

  • Between the intersection of Arborway/South Street and Arborway/Washington Street:
    • Installation of electrical, curtain wall, and metal elements for the new northern headhouse
  • At the Upper Busway Canopy:
    • Installation of elements for the walkway roof connecting the upper busway canopy and the main Forest Hills Station headhouse
    • Installation of canopy roof components including, conduit, roof system, layout and placement of the skylights

During the week of January 21st, work will address the following:

  • On the Arborway east (towards Franklin Park) of Washington Street, engraving of the Stony Brook commemorative feature.
    • Between the intersection of Arborway/South Street and Arborway/Washington Street:
    • Installation of electrical, curtain wall, and metal elements for the new northern headhouse
    • Installation of the Southwest Corridor wall in the North Plaza
  • At the Upper Busway Canopy
    • Installation of elements for the walkway roof connecting the upper busway canopy and the main Forest Hills Station headhouse
    • Installation of canopy roof components including, conduit, roof system, layout and placement of the skylights
  • Along Washington Street west (towards the Arboretum) of Forest Hills Station:
    • Installation of permanent sidewalk and curbs adjacent to the new upper busway.

During the week of January 28th, all work listed for the week of the 21st will continue.

It is currently anticipated that by the week of the 28th, work on the Stony Brook feature will be complete.

Readers are reminded that all work at this time of year is weather dependent. Heavy snow or extreme cold may slow work progress.

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