Jul 28, 2014

MassDOT Files Casey MEPA Form

The state will hold a public meeting and site walkthrough as part of the MEPA process.

MassDOT Files Casey MEPA Form

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has taken one more step toward the demolition of the crumbling Casey Overpass.

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, according to the newspaper.

Along with the filing, 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.

The Casey Arborway – a network of roads at street-level – is set to replace the current overpass, though opponents want to see the overpass demolished and then rebuilt.

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