The Casey Arborway project will make Shea Circle a lighted four-way intersection.
As result of the impending Casey Arborway project, the Shea Circle roundabout will become a lighted four-way intersection. However, the Massachusetts Historical Commission has asked for a review from MassDOT of the site because it falls within a historic distinct. MassDOT have said their plan to make the area an intersection is the safest option. Would you keep Shea Circle as it is in the interest of history, or would you change the roundabout? If so, how? Leave your opinion in the comments.
Shea Circle, a roundabout at the end of the Casey Overpass, would be made into an intersection through the Casey Arborway project, but the Massachusetts Historical Commission says the change will negatively impact an involved historical district.
The Casey Arborway project, as currently stipulated, will drastically alter the Forest Hills area including a major revamp of a difficult area rotary. But the state historical commission wants more information before the historic circle is made into a square. The Massachusetts Historical Commission said the demolition of Shea Circle would have an “adverse effect” on the circle, the Morton Street Historic District and the Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston, according to a Jan. 8 letter from the commission to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Under the current Casey Arborway plan, an at-grade roadway system would replace the aging Casey Overpass, bringing with it numerous other changes. One of those changes …