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September 23, 2017



Main Group Buildings 1-11
Building 1
Building 4
Buildings 4, 8 and 10
Building 5
Building 7
Building 7A
Building 8
Building 10
Building 11
Building 12: MIT.nano
Building 24
Building 31
Building 35
Building 41
Building 42
Building 42C: Central Utilities Plant
Building 43
Building 44
Building 50
  Building 56
Building E17
Building E19
Building E40
East Campus, Kendall Square
Building N4
Building N9
Building N10
Building N16
Building N42
Buildings N51
Buildings N52
Buildings N57
Building NW16
Buildings W16 and W35
Building W70
Building W97
Utilities work: Amherst Alley steam upgrade
Utilities work: Amherst Alley testing
Longfellow Bridge

Main Group Buildings 1-11

Crews are scheduled to assess the façades of the Main Group Buildings 1 through 8, and Buildings 10 and 11. Crews will be present on the ground and rooftops throughout the process. This work is scheduled to take place Monday to Friday, September 11-22. Work hours are 7AM –3PM.

Questions may be directed to Thanh Nguyen.

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Building 1

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building 1, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 11 and concluding by October 30.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building 4

Construction work is scheduled to occur on the first floor of Building 4 as Room 4-110 undergoes renovation. Anticipated hours for this work are 5AM-2PM. Crews will be present in the corridors to deliver and remove materials from the office suite.

Questions may be directed to Bill Mackie.

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Buildings 4, 8 and 10

As part of the Institute’s investment in infrastructure renewal, crews are scheduled to renew the façades of buildings 4, 8 and 10 facing the MIT.nano building and President’s courtyard. This work includes removing and replacing the windows and restoring the brick and surfaces of the façades of the buildings. Construction activities for this work are underway and are scheduled to continue through fall of 2018. Construction hours are 7 AM – 3:30 PM, with some overnight work expected. During this construction, noise and vibration are expected.

View the Window Schedule for Buildings 4, 8 & 10.

View a flyer including a map and project overview.

Information Session

On Wednesday, September 20 we are hosting an Information Session for occupants of Buildings 4, 8, and 10. If you have been unable to attend before or would like an update on the progress, please join us at this session to learn about the project underway to renew the façades of Buildings 4, 8, and 10 facing the MIT.nano project. The project team will be on hand to answer any questions.

Work phases and anticipated schedule

For the facades of Buildings 4, 8, and 10 facing the MIT.nano site:

  • Phase I – Window measurement (February – April 2017)
    • Exploratory work (March – April 2017)
  • Phase II – Window removal / masonry repair (April 2017 – Summer 2018)
    • Scaffolding (April 2017)
    • Window removal (June 2017 – Nov 2017)
    • Masonry repair (May 2017 – summer 2018)
  • Phase III – Window replacement (Winter 2017 – Fall 2018)

Schedule for the facades of Building 10 facing the President’s Courtyard and Building 13:

  • Window removal (March 2018 – August 2018)
  • Masonry repair (February 2018 – December 2018)
  • Window replacement (September 2018 – December 2018)

Phase II work

  • Window removal: Crews will remove windows and will install temporary plywood enclosures to be in place until new windows are installed. Duration for each office is approximately 2-4 weeks. This phase will incur noise.
  • Masonry repair: Teams will repair cracked and damaged brick, and will repair and paint cast iron spandrels as well as repair and replace deteriorated stone at window heads.

The project team is working closely with the occupants impacted by this work and has been meeting with key contacts in each area to review the proposed schedule and share the scope of work associated with the project.

Current work

Buildings 4, 8 & 10 Weekend work

Saturday Sept 23, we will be conducting weekend work for the 4,8,10 Façade project. Hours will be from 6 am to 4 pm. This work includes:

  • Building 4 – Demolition of Clip Openings and Opening Holes at Stucco Wall
  • Building 4/8/10 – Staging Cleaning
  • Building 4/8 – Loading Brick to roof for parapet build

Noise is anticipated during construction.

Buildings 4, 8 & 10 scaffolding

Scaffolding has been erected along the North façades of Buildings 4, 8 and 10 facing the MIT.nano project. The scaffolding will be in place for the duration of the façade renewal project for Buildings 4, 8, and 10 which will be ongoing through 2018.

Buildings 4, 8 & 10 masonry work

Throughout construction, masonry work is scheduled along the North façades of Buildings 4, 8 and 10 facing the MIT.nano project. Crews will work from the basement level to the fourth floors. Anticipated hours of work are Monday through Saturday from 6AM-4PM. Intermittent noise is expected. This work is scheduled throughout construction, which will be ongoing through 2018.

Building 8 scaffolding on Eastman Court

Scaffolding has been erected at the entrance to Building 8 on Eastman Court, facing Building 18. At this time, crews are scheduled to locate trailers in the Eastman Courtyard. A temporary walkway has been installed on Eastman Court to circumvent the fenced-in area. Work hours are 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM. The activities in this construction area will generate some noise. While this entrance to Building 8 will remain open, one of the two staircases leading up to the entrance will be closed during construction.

View the schedule for more detail.

Questions about this work may be directed to Gerhard Sinani.

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Building 5

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building 1, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 11 and concluding by October 30.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building 7

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building 7, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 11 and concluding by October 30.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building 7A

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building 7A, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 11 and concluding by October 30.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building 8

Beginning on Saturday, September 30 and continuing for three weekends, the flooring of the corridor in the basement of Building 8 is scheduled to be replaced. Work is scheduled from 9AM on Saturday through 7AM on Monday. During phases II and III the hallway and the freight elevator on the basement level will be inaccessible.

Phase I

Phase I is scheduled to begin Saturday, September 30 at 9AM, and will finish Monday, October 2 at 7AM. During this time all spaces will be accessible, if needed, however please minimize traffic if possible. The phase I scope of work includes removing the built up wax and floor prep.

Phase II

Phase II is scheduled to begin the following weekend, beginning Saturday, October 7 at 9AM, and will finish Monday, October 9 at 7AM. During this time, Corridor 8-000CB and adjacent labs, offices and facilities spaces will be inaccessible. The phase II scope of work includes installation of new epoxy flooring.

Phase III

Phase III is scheduled to begin the third weekend, beginning Saturday, October 14 at 9AM, and will finish Monday, October 16 at 7AM. During this time, Corridor 8-000CB and adjacent labs, offices and facilities spaces will be inaccessible. The phase III scope of work includes installation of new epoxy flooring.

See the map for more information.

Questions may be directed to Bill Mackie.

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Building 10

MIT.nano terrace

Two temporary partition walls have been constructed on the first floor and basement of Building 10. Room 10-085 and the vending machine corridor in the basement, and the exit to the northeast terrace on the first floor are scheduled to be removed from service through December 2017 to finalize connections to MIT.nano.

Demolition is underway in a portion of the Building 10 basement. Work hours are scheduled from 6AM-3PM daily. The affected area, Room 10-085 and the vending machine corridor. Noise and vibration are anticipated.

Questions may be directed to Andrew Corson.

Building 10 Grainger Energy Machines Facility

A lab renovation project is underway in the Building 10 basement. Room 10-050 and its affiliated spaces will be renovated as the Grainger Energy Machines Facility, and the corridor in that area will also be partially renovated. Construction activities are scheduled to proceed through winter 2018 with crews working Monday-Friday, 6AM–2PM. Some weekend and evening work is expected.

While this work is underway, a temporary partition wall will be set up in the west corridor outside room 10-050 that will narrow the hallway. This renovation work will generate some noise from demolition activities.

Questions may be directed to Cherie Alexander.

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Building 11

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building 11, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 11 and concluding by October 30.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building 12: MIT.nano

Subscribe to construction activity forecasts for the MIT.nano project by emailing mitnano-info@mit.edu, or view updates online. Please direct any questions to Andrew Corson.

Building 13 sidewalk

Crews have demolished a section of sidewalk on the eastern side of Building 13 (facing Building 16). This section of sidewalk is scheduled to remain closed through construction.

Emergency egress routes for Building 13 occupants will be maintained throughout the closure. Updated emergency egress maps have been posted in the building.

Building 24 entrance closure

Beginning Monday, August 7, the west entrance to Building 24 is scheduled to close to facilitate the MIT.nano landscape project. During this time, there will be no access through this entrance except as emergency egress. Signage will be posted redirecting occupants to other exits. This temporary closure is anticipated to last for three months.

See the map for more details.

Main Lot gate change

In January 2015 the parking gate at the driveway between Buildings 35 and 37 was relocated to the driveway between Buildings 9 and 13. All remaining authorized Main Lot permit holders, maintenance and delivery vehicles should enter and exit the Main Lot via the Building 9 driveway on Mass Ave.

Questions can be directed to Andrew Corson.

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Building 24

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building 24, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 1 and concluding by September 29.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building 31

The renovation of Building 31 will modernize its structure and systems while also addressing programming needs for Aero/Astro and Mechanical Engineering.

A section of the walking path around the MIT.nano construction site adjacent to Building 31 will be closed during the renovation project which is expected to conclude in fall 2017. Signs will direct pedestrians around the path closure. Emergency egress will remain available for Building 31 and updated signage will be posted in the building.

Please note that while the driveway between Buildings 17 and 31 will remain open during the day, pedestrians are advised to avoid the driveway which has a heavy volume of construction vehicles.

On Monday, September 11 crews at the Building 31 site are scheduled to purge the steam line. This work will generate excessive noise as steam is visibly released. Scheduled work hours are from 10AM-2PM.

Questions about this work may be directed to Brian Donnellan.

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Building 35

The renovation of the auditorium in Building 35 will modernize its structure and systems while creating a more logical and dynamic lecture hall in room 225.

Construction is underway, and work will occur from 6AM - 2PM daily. This will occasionally cause a high-level of noise during work hours. The work area will be cordoned off during construction hours. Signage will be posted directing occupants around this work. Construction is anticipated to continue through summer 2017.

Questions about this work may be directed to Thanh Nguyen.

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Building 41

Building systems barcoding

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building 41, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 1 and concluding by October 6.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building 42

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building 42, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 1 and concluding by October 6.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building 42C: Central Utilities Plant

Construction is underway on an upgrade to MIT’s Central Utilities Plant, which includes the construction of a building on the former N10 Annex Parking lot. Beginning Monday, September 18, Pressure Injected Footing (PIF) equipment will be brought to the site of the former N10 Annex Parking lot. Over the next six weeks, crews will be inserting the PIFs around the site located next to the Albany Street garage. These will serve as foundational structure for the new Central Utilities Plant building. As PIF operations are disruptive, noise and vibration will be heaviest during this phase of construction. Hours for this work are 7AM – 5PM Monday-Friday with some weekend and evening work expected.

In order to maintain pedestrian safety, a portion of the sidewalk in front of Building N16 and the construction site is scheduled to close for the duration of the project. The pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Albany and Portland Streets will be temporarily moved to align with this closure. Both of these activities are expected to be complete by the end of September. The pedestrian crossing at the railroad tracks connecting the Albany Garage and Vassar Street will remain open throughout construction. The walkway between the Albany Garage and the construction site will remain open throughout most of the construction with short periods of closure to install a new walkway and landscaping as construction nears completion. Sidewalk closures and alternate pedestrian routes are shown on the attached map. The project is scheduled to conclude in 2020.

View a map showing sidewalk closures and alternate pedestrian routes.

Phase 1: Site preparation and foundations (August 2017 – Spring 2018)

Phase 1 activities for the project are expected to include site preparation and enabling, site excavation,utility work, and the construction of foundations. Pressure injected footings (PIFs) will be used to support the building. During this phase, two-way traffic will be maintained on Albany Street, moderate noise and vibration is expected during PIF installation, and construction vehicles will travel through the area.

Phase 2: Steel (Spring 2018 – Spring 2019)

During this phase, the new addition’s steel structure will be constructed and its exterior wrapped, leaving the roof open. Slabs and floors will be built. A crane will be located on Albany Street during the installation of the large equipment for the plant. During this phase, Albany Street will become one-way from the intersection with Portland Street to the Albany Garage entrance. Two-way traffic will be maintained from Main Street to the entrance of the Albany Garage. For a short period during the summer of 2018, the section of Albany Street from Portland Street to the garage entrance will close. Garage access will be maintained during that period as well.

Phase 3: Interiors, streetscape (Summer 2018 – Summer 2019)

Most activities take place inside the building during this phase, with interior fit out and finalizing and testing system installations. Exterior streetscape and landscape work will include new lighting for public walkways as well as new public seating, trees, and other plantings. In the spring of 2019, Albany Street is scheduled to reopen to vehicles and pedestrians between Portland and Main Streets. The walkway between the construction site and Albany Garage will close for a period during spring and summer 2019 for streetscape and landscape work.

Construction activities - September

Over the next few weeks, crews will continue preparing the site located next to the Albany Street garage for construction. Construction hours are 7 AM – 5 PM Monday – Friday with some weekend and evening work expected.

The following activities are scheduled to take place over September:

  • Continue relocation of crosswalks on Albany Street near the construction site in preparation of the sidewalk closing in front of the site
  • Prepare for the installation of the Pressure Injected Footings (PIF)
  • Begin installation of PIFs

Visit the Powering MIT site to learn more about the project and to view updates.

For regular updates, subscribe to the weekly construction forecast emails.

Questions about this work may be directed to Frances Boyle.

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Building 43

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building 43, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 1 and concluding by October 13.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building 44

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building 44, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 1 and concluding by October 13.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building 50

The exterior lift on the west side of Building 50 is scheduled to be replaced. Beginning, Thursday, August 10, crews are scheduled to begin demolition and construction of a new lift for Walker Memorial. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 6AM-2PM. Heavy demolition of the existing lift pad is scheduled for Monday, August 14, and Tuesday, August 15. Noise and vibration are anticipated during this activity. This lift will remain out of service through October.

During this process the lift will be unavailable, and users will be provided temporary ADA access to the building via the basement entrance ramp from McDermott Court. Signage will be posted throughout.

See the map for more details.

Questions about this work may be directed to Mike DeRoche.

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Building 56

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to start work on a project within Building 56 to reduce energy consumption. Various repairs will be performed to the HVAC system and fume hoods. This project includes ASHRAE 110 fume hood testing for all fume hoods. Bio-safety cabinets will not be included in this project. This work is scheduled to take place weekdays from 6AM to 3PM starting August 14 and concluding by December 8.

During this required maintenance, occupant use of these lab spaces will be limited. While the work is being performed, fume hoods will not be available for use. Everything within the fume hoods must be cleared out. During working hours, general ventilation within the lab will be shut down limiting the work lab occupants can perform. We will aim to restore general ventilation in labs after 3PM; however due to potential working conditions, some labs might not have general ventilation restored until the work in the lab is complete. Notices will be posted informing lab occupants of these conditions. Occupants will be able access the affected labs during project hours, but we ask that occupants do not obstruct the crews performing the work. Each lab is anticipated to take 2-3 days to complete.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed. Door notices will be posted indicating the anticipated start date of the work. This work will impact every room within Building 56. Please notify Nate Fanning, MIT Project Manager, if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space. Please assist this project by removing all objects from fume hoods and from under the HVAC equipment impacted by this project. Plastic drop cloths will be provided to lab occupants so they can cover their benches and tables from dust if desired.

Questions about this work may be directed to Nate Fanning.

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Building E17

Work is scheduled to start on Thursday, September 14 to renew and modernize the elevator in Building E17, installing new equipment and new cab finishes. Work hours will be 6AM to 3PM, Monday-Friday and the project is expected to conclude by the end of March 2018.

The elevator will remain out of service for the duration of the project. During this time, the Ames Street entrance will remain open and an accessible entrance will be available at the rear of Building E17. All other floors will be accessible by using elevators and access from Buildings E18 and E19. A pedestrian pathway on the first floor from E17 through E19 will remain available throughout construction.

The scope of work includes renewing the elevator by installing new equipment (machines, controllers, and doors) and new cab finishes. Most of the work will take place in the elevator machine room and elevator shaft. Some noise is expected while crews conduct the demolition of the elevator machine. A crane will be used for part of the process to remove the old elevator machine. Any construction work that could be disruptive will be completed by 9AM.

See a map of alternate entrances.

Questions about this renovation work may be directed to Lachlan Patterson.

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Building E19

Building E19 infrastructure renewal (March 2016 - mid 2018):

While renovation work is underway, MIT will also upgrade several major systems in Building E19 and will make changes to enhance accessibility within the building. Infrastructure upgrade activities will include:

  • Upgrade heating and cooling system. This work will resolve issues with leaking pipes and will improve the system to comply with current codes and standards. Benefits of this work include improving occupant comfort through enhanced temperature controls, as well as improving the energy efficiency of the system and reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the building.
  • Replace air handling system which is reaching the end of useful life, improving the efficiency of the system.
  • Renovate restrooms to improve accessibility and sustainability. Restrooms will close temporarily during this work. Signs will be posted noting alternate restrooms available nearby.
  • Renovate E19 entrance on Ames Street to improve accessibility.
  • IS&T will replace and upgrade data closets.
  • Updates to stairwells, including replacement of railings and improved exit signage.

Work areas will include corridors, restrooms, and stairwells. Signs will be posted and notifications will be emailed in advance when pathways or facilities are scheduled to be temporarily closed. Occasional utility outages will be scheduled; notification will be given in advance and outages will be scheduled during times of least impact, whenever possible.

Questions about this infrastructure work may be directed to Lachlan Patterson.

Restroom renovations

As the infrastructure upgrades in Building E19 progress, renovations of the restrooms on the second through seventh floors are scheduled for Monday through Friday from 6 AM – 3 PM.

The project’s overarching goals are to replace aging equipment and systems. Building E19 infrastructure renewal work is expected to continue through early 2018. The result of this project will be ADA compliant restrooms with improved fixture counts renovated to the current MIT standards, new HVAC, new and larger custodial closets and new drinking fountains.

Phase I is complete. To accommodate the stacked plumbing, the Building E19 women’s restrooms on floors 2-7 are anticipated to be offline for six months. During this work, the restrooms will be redesignated as alternating men’s and women’s restrooms by floor. Temporarily changing the gender designations of some restrooms will more evenly distribute fixtures.

Signage will be posted on the restrooms and additional signs will be posted in the building.

Questions may be directed to Lachlan Patterson.

Entrance closure

As infrastructure upgrades progress, beginning Monday, June 12 the entrance to Building E19 along Ames Street will be temporarily closed. Additionally, the police call box located at this entrance will be out of service for the duration of construction. Signs will be posted redirecting people to the nearest location.

The entrance is being renovated to add a wheelchair lift for improved accessibility. Construction is scheduled Monday through Friday with occasional Saturday work. Anticipated work hours are from 6AM-3PM with the noisiest construction activity occurring before 9AM. The Ames Street lobby elevators will remain in service, as well as the Main Street elevator. This work is scheduled to continue through October 2017.

Alternate entrances to Building E19 will remain available throughout construction. See the map for more details.

Questions may be directed to Lachlan Patterson.

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Building E40

Space is being renovated on the second and third floors of Building E40 for the Center for Transportation & Logistics. Construction is scheduled to occur daily through October 2017.

September work highlights

  • 3rd Floor Phase 2 logistics are still in effect for the corridor and lobby area. Egress and access will be redirected through stair C and E51 bridge
  • Stair 1(A) will continue impairment work throught the end of August. It is accessible for emergency egress as railing work has been completed

See the map for more details.

Questions may be directed to Sarah Yazici.

Entrance work

On Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, the Kendall Square project will be performing a chilled water shutdown and tie-in. This work will require the E40 main entrance on Amherst Street to be closed while the work occurs. Pedestrians will be detoured; this detour will only be in place during Saturday and Sunday.

Please contact Edward LeFlore for questions.

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East Campus: Kendall Square Initiative

MIT is proposing to bring new vibrancy and diversity to Kendall Square - "the most innovative square mile on the planet." MIT is now poised to deliver a dynamic blend of uses in this area, including housing, lab and research space, retail, innovation space, open space, and a dedicated facility for the MIT Museum. Learn more about the Kendall Square Initiative.

Construction in Kendall Square kicked off in September 2016. Ultimately, this visionary project will deliver a dynamic blend of uses in the area, including graduate student, market rate, and affordable housing; lab and research space; innovation space; retail and open space; and a new facility for the MIT Museum. Following the approval by the City of Cambridge Planning Board in May, utilities and infrastructure work is now underway to prepare the area south of Main Street, between Carleton Street and Wadsworth Street, where new buildings will be sited. Construction hours are scheduled for 7 AM – 6 PM weekdays with some Saturday work from 9 AM – 6 PM as needed.

Questions about the construction phase of this work may be directed to Alison Crowley (MITIMCo).

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The anticipated initial phases of work include:

  • Phase 1 (fall 2016- fall 2017): Upgrade of existing and addition of new utilities along Amherst, Carleton, Hayward, and Wadsworth Streets; closure of Hayward Parking lot. Parking for MIT Medical will remain available.
  • Phase 2 (2017): Excavation for below-grade parking garage, to extend from Dock Street to Carleton Street
  • Phase 3 (2017): Full interior renovation of Buildings E38 and E39 (292 and 290 Main St); demolition of Buildings E33 and E34 on Carleton Street
  • Phase 4 (2018-2020): Ongoing garage and building construction for new graduate residence (Site 4)

During construction in the Hayward Lot, patient parking for MIT Medical will remain available. Reserved MIT Medical patient spaces currently in the Hayward lot will soon be relocated to a new lot being constructed next to Building E33.

  • MIT Medical will validate parking for patients. (Cars exiting the lot without validation may incur a $40 fine.)
  • Cars that are in the lot for more than two hours are subject to towing. If patients have appointments that exceed two hours, MIT Medical will contact the Parking Office on their behalf.
  • The location of the patient parking area may change as construction proceeds. We will inform the community before any changes occur.

Food trucks

Food trucks in Kendall Square have been relocated. The food trucks typically operate from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Find information about their new locations here.

Wadsworth Street temporary closure

Wadsworth Street will remain closed to vehicular traffic from Amherst Street to Memorial Drive (between Buildings E51 and E52) 24 hours a day until the end of September. Construction activities include equipment set up and staging for utility installation. Vehicles on Memorial Drive should access the Kendall Square area via Ames Street. (W1).

Please see the map showing the driving pattern and pedestrian pathways for the area.

MBTA Station Pedestrian Access

The pedestrian plaza connecting Carleton Street to the inbound Kendall Square MBTA Station on Main Street is closed fully for the duration of the project to allow construction of an underground garage in this area. Pedestrians will be guided to seek alternate paths to and from the station using Ames Street, Dock Street, or Wadsworth Street.

Access to the MBTA station and elevator will remain open and accessible on the Main Street side of the station throughout this work. Carleton Street will remain open to vehicular traffic from Amherst Street to the Medical Parking Lot.

See a map of the area.

Construction Updates – September 2017

  • Wadsworth Street will remain closed to vehicular traffic from Amherst Street to Memorial Drive (between Buildings E51 and E52) 24 hours a day until the end of September. Construction activities include equipment set up and staging for utility installation. Vehicles on Memorial Drive should access the Kendall Square area via Ames Street. (W1).
  • Utilities will continue to be installed on the north side of Wadsworth Street towards Main Street (W2). The work will require a lane to be occupied and fenced in due to the depth of the excavation. Pedestrians will be detoured to the opposite side of the street during this work and vehicle traffic will be limited to one way from Main Street to Amherst Street.
  • Carleton Street will remain closed to all traffic except for the Medical Building Parking Lot and emergency services.
  • The excavation between Carleton Street and the driveway ramp to E23/E25 will continue to be restored (C1). This will require some noisy activities and possible temporary ramp impacts to occur. Any ramp work will utilize police details to maintain traffic flow.
  • Chilled water installation and survey work will take place along Amherst next to E40 and E51 (A1). Access to the buildings will remain open but pedestrians may need to be detoured to alternate routes during the work.
  • On Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, the project will be performing a chilled water shutdown and tie-in. This work will require the E40 main entrance on Amherst Street to be closed while the work occurs (A4). Access and egress tothe building will be coordinated during this work.
  • The pedestrian plaza connecting Carleton Street to the inbound Kendall Square MBTA Station on Main Street is closed fully for the duration of the project to allow construction of an underground garage in this area. Pedestrians will be guided to seek alternate paths to and from the station using Ames Street, Dock Street, or Wadsworth Street. (M1)

    Access to the MBTA station and elevator will remain open and accessible on the Main Street side of the station throughout this work.
  • The pre-trenching work ahead of the sheeting installation activities has been changed to commence on Site 4 (bordered between Carleton, Main, Hayward and Amherst Streets) (S2). Sheeting installation is scheduled to commence in this area on September 25. This work may create noise and vibration in the immediate area.
  • Work continues on the Kendall Garage behind 292 Main (E38), 290 Main (E39), and 238 Main (E48). This includes Slurry Wall (Support of the Excavation) installation, daily deliveries of steel and concrete, daily trucking to remove material from the site, and steel will continue to be installed in E38 / E39.
  • Building E39 foundation activities will continue.
  • Building E38 interior and exterior renovation activities will continue.
  • Earth support preparation will commence on Site 5 (former Cambridge Trust site) followed by slurry wall and secant wall installation starting the week of September 18 (S1). This work may create vibration in the immediate area. We anticipate sheeting operations to begin in late October along Main Street.
  • Police details will be utilized throughout the project area to assist with pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
  • Hayward Street will be closed from Main Street to Amherst St to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic until further notice. Hayward Street will only be accessed by Turner Construction vehicles for the duration of the Kendall utilities and garage construction.

See the map for more details.

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Building N4

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building N4, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 1 and concluding by October 20.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building N9

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building N9, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 8 and concluding by October 27.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building N10

Building systems barcoding

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building N10, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 1 and concluding by October 20.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

N10 Annex Lot

The N10 annex parking lot has closed. Construction activities will continue through the spring of 2018, including site preparation and enabling, site excavation, utility work, and the construction of foundations. Pedestrian and vehicular navigation around the site will be maintained by short detours around the edge of the construction site. As the CUP upgrade project progresses, lane closures on the section of Albany Street in front of the construction site will be required for short periods of time. Police details will be on site to direct and maintain the flow of traffic and two-way access to the Albany Street garage will be maintained throughout construction.

View the link above for more information about the CUP.

Questions about this work may be directed to Frances Boyle.

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Building N16

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Buildings N16, N16A and N16C, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 1 and concluding by October 20.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building N42

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building N42, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 8 and concluding by October 27.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building N51

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building N51, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 8 and concluding by October 27.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Buildings N52

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building N52, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 8 and concluding by October 27.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building N57

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building N57, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included, if applicable, are Electrical Panels, Fire extinguishers, Safety Showers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Exhaust Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting September 8 and concluding by October 27.

During the barcoding process, one of three facilities inspectors from Stephen Turner Inc will briefly enter a room containing equipment. The barcoding of the equipment should take less than 10 minutes in each space. No construction activity will occur. All inspectors will prominently display their MIT ID.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed in classrooms, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. For offices and dorm spaces, a sample set of rooms must be tested and verified before determining the total extent of equipment present throughout. Please notify Taylor Phelps if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

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Building NW16

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to inspect and repair radiator steam traps in Building NW16. Radiator steam traps are typically located at every metal radiators or fin-tube equipment used to provide heat to a space. These maintenance repairs will allow for increased energy efficiency and safety in our buildings. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 3PM starting September 18 and concluding by September 25.

During the repair process, a contractor from American Plant Maintenance or Steam Trap Systems accompanied by MIT personnel will briefly enter a room containing this equipment. The repair of the radiator steam trap should take less than 30 minutes in each space. Minor construction activity will occur. All crews will prominently display their MIT ID. Around a week after the repairs are made, members of a MIT inspection team will be spot checking the work performed to ensure quality.

The team will work with room occupants to coordinate the activity as needed. This work will impact every room within these buildings. Please notify Nate Fanning, MIT Project Manager, if your space has access restrictions or certain times when the team should not enter the space. To assist this project, remove all objects from around the radiators to prevent damage.

Questions about this work may be directed to Nate Fanning.

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Buildings W16 and W35

Starting on Tuesday, September 19 repairs are scheduled for the concrete pathway between Kresge Auditorium (W16) and the Zesiger Center (W35), weather permitting. Anticipated work hours are from 7AM-3PM daily. This project is expected to last through late October.

Crews will be working in two phases, allowing for the walkway to remain accessible throughout construction. Phase I will occur to the north of the walkway, near Building 35. Phase II is scheduled to commence at the completion of Phase I, and will occur to the south near Building W16. The area under repair will be cordoned off throughout the duration of the work. Some moderate noise is expected during concrete removal.

Questions about this work may be directed to Varin Ang.

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Building W70

Work is underway to renovate New House, Building W70, with activities continuing through August 2018. Work hours are from 6AM-2AM daily.

Traffic will increase in the area as construction vehicles will be entering and exiting the site from Amherst Alley and Memorial Drive throughout the day. Additionally, the loading dock for Building W61 will be inaccessible through Phase 1 of construction. Pedestrians will be redirected around the site and MIT police will be present to direct traffic.

New House’s renovation will consist of extensive interior demolition. High levels of noise and vibration are anticipated throughout this process. The result will include completely new interior finishes, ADA compliant upgrades including the addition of an elevator, new windows, a new roof, and new mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems throughout. Portions of the building will remain occupied throughout construction.

Road closure

On Monday, September 18, underground utility work is scheduled to commence along Amherst Alley in front of New House, Building W70. Amherst Alley will be closed in front of Building W70 through September 22 to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, which will be rerouted to Memorial Drive. High levels of noise and some vibration are anticipated throughout this process. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 6AM-10PM through September 22, 2017.

During this time, the shuttle stop for Westgate/Tang currently located on Amherst Alley will be relocated to Audrey Street in front of Building W84. The shuttle pick-up location in front of Next House will be redirected to the corner of Amherst Alley and Fowler Street, or to the temporary Audrey Street location.

See the map for more details.

Questions may be directed to Kevin Carr.

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Building W97

The rejuvenation of a former warehouse at 345 Vassar Street will create a home for MIT's vibrant Theater Arts program, a central component of the Institute's world-renowned arts curriculum. Work hours are 7 AM - 3 PM Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work.

The Theater Arts Relocation project will upgrade W97's systems and infrastructure and will create rehearsal spaces, design and faculty studios, offices, costume and scene design shops, dressing rooms, and a two-story theater performance space. The design will respect the original structure and its utilitarian ethos in order to provide flexible "blank slate" space to be shaped and reshaped for specific performances and/or to accommodate changing uses.

Read more on the Capital Projects website.

Questions about this work may be directed to Sarah Yazici.

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Utilities work: Amherst Alley steam system upgrade

Work is scheduled to begin June 27 to replace and repair condensate and steam lines that run from Amherst Alley to Building W4. Hours are scheduled Monday through Friday from 7AM – 3:30 PM, with no loud work beginning before 9AM. Work to excavate the area and replace the condensate lines is anticipated to continue through August.

The road will remain open to vehicular traffic. Pedestrians will be directed to use the north sidewalk near Kresge Auditorium. Fencing will be placed around the work area and parking spaces in front of W4 will not be available for the duration of the project. The entrance to Building W4 will remain accessible throughout construction.

Questions about this work may be directed to Cori McKee.

View a map of the area.

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Utilities work: Amherst Alley testing

The following two utilities activities scheduled in the vicinity of the West Lot and Amherst Alley through August. Work hours are scheduled for 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, with some work in the West lot area beginning at 7 am. The following work is being conducted to verify existing conditions of the utility, soil, and groundwater in the area.

Amherst Alley will remain open during this work. Some parking spaces along the alley will be temporarily unavailable during the work.

Test pits

Crews are scheduled to open test pits at intervals along Amherst Alley between Vassar Street and the turn in Amherst Alley at Building W71. This work is being conducted to explore the condition of existing storm drain infrastructure in the area. Crews will perform up to 4 test pits/day. In order to create the pit, crews will sawcut the pavement and will use a vacuum truck for excavation which will generate some noise (similar to a loud vacuum cleaner).

Soil and groundwater sampling

Crews are scheduled to perform soil and groundwater sampling in the vicinity of the West Lot and Amherst Alley. They are beginning in the West Lot and will move south down the west side of Amherst Alley. This work is conducted using a drill rig and is expected to generate a minimal amount of noise. Access to the West Lot will remain available throughout.

Questions about this work may be directed to Alison Crowley.

View a map of the area.

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Longfellow Bridge

MassDOT is renovating the Longfellow Bridge, which will include the dismantling of the "salt and pepper" towers.

The MassDOT will close the Longfellow Bridge to vehicular traffic on Saturday, September 23 from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The closure is necessary to place concrete on Span 1 of the bridge over Storrow Drive eastbound near the Charles/MGH Station.

Due to the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project, shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains in both directions between Park Street and Kendall/MIT Stations, with a stop at Charles/MGH Station, on weekends beginning on Saturday, September 30, through Sunday, December 17.

The Longfellow Bridge will also be closed to all private and commercial vehicular traffic on these weekends when work is taking place, with access maintained for bus shuttles, emergency vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The bridge is currently scheduled to be open and Red Line trains will be in use for the Head of the Charles weekend (October 21-22).

On each weekend, the use of bus shuttles will begin at the start of service on Saturday and will end at the beginning of service on Monday, and the Longfellow Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 11:00 PM each Friday to 5:00 AM the following Monday.

Bus shuttles and emergency responders will be the only motor vehicles permitted on the bridge. Bicyclists, both inbound and outbound, and pedestrians will use the shared upstream sidewalk during the work. All other motor vehicles, including passenger vehicles and trucks, will need to use one of two Boston-bound routes to reach Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O'Brien Highway/Route 28) and Leverett Circle.

Inbound Detour Routes

Boston-bound vehicles will use one of two inbound detour routes to reach Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O'Brien Highway/Route 28) and Leverett Circle. Height restrictions are in place for Memorial Drive, so all buses and trucks must use the 3rd Street to Binney Street detour described below.

  • From Main Street, turn right onto Memorial Drive westbound, and make a U-turn at Ames Street to access Memorial Drive eastbound. Follow Memorial Drive eastbound to Land Boulevard and turn right onto Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O'Brien Highway/Route 28) to reach Leverett Circle.
  • From Broadway, turn left onto 3rd Street, turn right on Binney Street, turn left onto Land Boulevard, and then turn right onto Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O’Brien Highway/Route 28) to reach Leverett Circle.

For more information, visit the project site.

For questions, to report issues and concerns related to construction, or to be added to the project email distribution list, please call the project hotline at 617-519-9892 or email longfellowbridge@state.ma.us.

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