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Casey Overpass Debate: Bridge Proponents Make Push

As the deadline looms for an end to public comment about whether the Casey Overpass through Forest Hills should be replaced with a new bridge, residents cars were leafleted over the weekend.

Casey Overpass Debate: Bridge Proponents Make Push

Tuesday is the deadline for public comment on a decision that will shape Forest Hills for generations — should a shorter, two-lane bridge be built to replace the Casey Overpass?

The other option would be no bridge, known as the "at-grade" solution.

Over the weekend, drivers in Forest Hills found the attached flyer under their wiper blades. The flyer argues that not rebuilding the overpass "would put over 24,000 vehicles on the ground at Forest Hills that are regional, not local, traffic....This will needlessly triple the amount of traffic on the ground in the east-west direction. How can this possibly be any good?"

The flyer was apparently produced by the persons who created www.RebuildCasey.org, a pro-bridge site.

The state is scheduled to make its decision known later this month. Some bridge advocates say the state's process has biased toward the at-grade solution.

The state is to , a large committee of stakeholders, on Monday, Dec. 12. A is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 14.

The state is accepting email comments on which option people prefer, though the deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 6. Email john.romano@state.ma.us.

If you live in the Stonybrook neighborhood, you can tell your neighborhood association how you would like them to present the neighborhood's opinion via this online survey.

Visit the JP Patch Casey Overpass topic page for full coverage of this important neighborhood issue.

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