Forest Hills Group Petitions for New Casey Bridge
Bridging Forest Hills, a local group in support of a new bridge at the Casey Overpass location, has launched an online petition.
With the state finalizing the plan to build an at-grade roadway in place of the Casey Overpass, there’s one Jamaica Plain-based group petitioning for a new bridge.
Bridging Forest Hills is petitioning for signatures from people in support of an above-ground bridge at the Casey Overpass site.
The petition, titled “Mayor Menino: Send MassDOT Back to the Drawing Board,” had 200 signatures with accompanying comments as of Dec. 3.
The text of the petition calls for a review of the current decision.
“Substituting a 6-lane, street-level highway at Forest Hills will have a devastating impact on all the surrounding communities,” the petition says. “We don't want a congested, polluting traffic nightmare rammed through Forest Hills.”
Many left comments on the petition.
“I think a six-lane ground solution will create utter chaos in that area,” wrote Claudia Castaneda of Boston.
“You MUST come and drive through the area everyday between 4-6 p.m. to make a truly clear and real decision. If you do this, you will have your answer immediately!” wrote Mary Ellen Ehrenreich of Roxbury.
State officials will host a walkthrough of the Casey site and public meeting Dec. 13 at Boston English High School Auditorium, 144 McBride St. The site walkthrough begins at the north entrance to the Forest Hills MBTA station at 3 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6 p.m.