Posts Tagged ‘ casey overpass ’

Letter: Surface streets can’t handle 24K more cars

December 2, 2011
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I support a bridge replacement option for the Casey Overpass. I have lived on a street off Hyde Park Avenue across from the Forest Hills T parking lot for 30 years and the traffic has only gotten worse. Hyde Park Ave. is often gridlocked in the morning and at evening rush hours. I have extreme...

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Letter: Surface option resurrects park

December 2, 2011
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I had the privilege of attending the Nov. 21 public meeting on the Casey Overpass and was impressed with the thorough design exploration and well-reasoned alternatives. There is no doubt in my mind that, on access and livability criteria alone, the at-grade solution is far superior to a replacement bridge. When you add in the premium...

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Letter: Surface traffic is no solution

December 2, 2011
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There has been much discussion about the Casey Overpass replacement options over the past few months, and interest continues to grow, as demonstrated by the standing-room-only crowd at last week’s meeting introducing the public to the two design options: a new, smaller and lower overpass vs. a six-lane road at grade level (the “at-grade”...

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Overpass replacement choice to be made

November 22, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will decide on which alternative—bridge or at-grade—will replace the current Casey Overpass by Dec. 12. Public comment will be accepted through Dec. 6. The decision will be announced to members of the Working Advisory Group (WAG) on Dec. 12 and to the community at large Dec. 14....

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Casey team debates bridge vs. no bridge

November 18, 2011
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As decision time looms near, the Casey Overpass replacement team is choosing sides on whether to ask for a replacement bridge or a new street network without a bridge. According to the design team, either option would handle projected traffic increases well, and both would improve on the current street network. Working advisory group...

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Overpass team tackles traffic

November 4, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—The Casey Overpass replacement project’s planners said at the last Working Advisory Group (WAG) meeting on Oct. 25 that either replacement option will handle future traffic better than the current configuration. A single-bridge alternative and a surface street-only alternative underwent extensive traffic projections to see how they would each cope with projected 2035...

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Overpass team narrows choices

October 7, 2011
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Funding fears addressed FOREST HILLS—State planners in charge of the Casey Overpass replacement project have narrowed the field to two choices from the four presented to the community in July at a Working Advisory Group (WAG) meeting last week. A single-bridge alternative and a surface street-only alternative will be subjected to in-depth studies to...

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Editorial: Take a pass on an overpass

October 7, 2011
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All things being equal, replacing the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills with surface streets rather than another bridge is the better option. A surface solution would untangle some of the insane intersections in the area. It would be friendlier to pedestrians and bicyclists, who are treated like targets in the current configuration. It would...

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Letter: Replace overpass with streets

October 7, 2011
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Over the last five months of meetings about the future of the Casey Overpass site, I have come to recognize this project’s enormous potential to transform the area for the better, and I have become increasingly convinced that a street-level solution would be the best outcome for the entire community. As a member of...

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Overpass project threatened by funding loss

September 9, 2011
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Construction of the Casey Overpass replacement could be jeopardized if national transportation funding is not extended this year. The planning study and preliminary design are already funded and would continue regardless, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) spokesperson Michael Verseckes said. Construction currently is scheduled to begin in 2013. “While the Casey Overpass project is...

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