Saturday, December 10, 2011

Casey Overpass Repair Schedule and Detour Plans

Hi All:

As I am sure you know, the roadway deck of the Casey Overpass (Route 203) in Boston is in rough shape. We have received many complaints about the potholes and bumpy driving surface over the last several months including 3 in the last 48 hours.

In September D6 maintenance reviewed the issue and began working on a repair plan

In October D6 paving contract for District wide maintenance approved

In Late November bridge engineers approved the re-surfacing plan

Last 2 weeks plan was finalized

Week of 12/12 - patching and resurfacing to commence

The Resurfacing will require MassDOT to close the overpass in both directions for three nights next week.

During this time period, we will be doing a lot of work, much of which will be very noisy. This work is required to prep the roadway for paving which we will do next week as well.
Below is the work plan with hours of operation and the work that will be required for each night. All work is weather dependent.
The detour plan for when the overpass is closed is attached. We will post police details at the closure locations and at also at these two critical intersections, as well as several others highlighted to us by Boston Police :
Washington/South @ New Washington Street
Hyde Park/Washington @ New Washington Street


Wednesday Night, Dec 14 and Thursday Night, Dec 15
9 PM – 5 AM

9 PM Close Casey Overpass (both directions) with in-house Bridge Crew working WB and SPS Contractor working EB. Sawcut cutting Jack Hammer noise overnight Open Casey Overpass by 5 AM each morning (NOTE: applying asphalt so hot box or truck for each crew/direction will be needed) If an additional night is needed it will be with our In-House Crew with work possibly Friday night into Saturday.

Sunday Night, Dec 18
9 PM – 5 AM
Close WB at 9 PM for Paving Operations (Less Noise)—at around Midnight we will implement an EB Closure and begin paving while rolling of asphalt continues on WB. WB Should open by 2 AM…EB will be open by 5 AM.

Early Thursday Morning, Dec 22 (fall back date early 12:01AM Early Friday Morning, Dec 23)
12:01AM - till dry
Temp Closure (say 1 Hour—pending dry time) of EB and WB for Pavement Marking application.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Survey Results are In!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Final Comments for Casey Overpass


Please check your email for a link to the Casey Overpass survey and put your opinions in before the close of business on Thursday, Dec. 8th to be sure that they are forwarded into the final record.

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