What Does Friday's Casey Overpass Traffic Snarl Say for Post-Overpass Future?
When the state shut down the outbound lane of the Casey Overpass on Friday, it caused epic traffic tie-ups. Could it have been a preview of life without the overpass?
The abrupt shut-down of the Casey Overpass lane leading out of Boston on Friday caused epic traffic headaches. Mary Mulvey Jacobson recounts her gridlock nightmare:
The back ups started at the intersection of the VFW Parkway and Centre Street near Hebrew Rehab. An utter nightmare. This is what we will have to look forward to when they remove the Casey Overpass.
The overpass will be torn down starting next year and replaced with a network of surface roads.
Others saw in the incident further proof that the overpass is too decrepit to keep standing any longer than necessary. Liam Sullivan chimed in this way on the JP Patch Facebook page.
I hope this convinces Ferris and the Overpassing Forest Hills crew to stop stonewalling the plan to tear out the bridge. Otherwise we'll have a real mess and may have a tragedy.
He's referring to JP entrepreneur Jeff Ferris and others who have argued a new overpass is a better solution for the community than surface roads.
What's your opinion? Does Friday's traffic muck-up show us the future? Or will the network of surface roads, which will replace the confusing layout currently in place, move traffic at least as well as an overpass?
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