A state office, reviewing the state’s environmental filing, determined the project can proceeed as planned.
The Casey Arborway project will continue as plan, according to a state office. The Jamaica Plain Gazette reported Friday the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office said the state can move forward with the project as planned. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation filed a report with MEPA for review in November. The Casey Arborway project will remove the dilapidated Casey Overpass and replace it with an at-grade roadway network. The project will drastically change the look of Forest Hills, including a change to Shea Circle, which a state board opposes. The Gazette reports there will be a meeting regarding Casey in February.
The overpass is coming down, but before it does, the state will host a public walkthrough and meeting.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will take one more step toward the demolition of the crumbling Casey Overpass. State officials will host a walkthrough of the Casey site and public meeting Thursday at the 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. MassDOT filed an environmental notification form in the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Act Office in November, according to a MassDOT official. Due to the impact of the proposed Casey Overpass demolition, albeit slight, the state had to file the notification by Nov. 15, according to the Jamaica Plain Gazette. Nine area trees will be cut, …