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June 29, 2017


Building 4
Buildings 4, 8 and 10
Building 9
Building 10
Building 12: MIT.nano
Building 16
Building 31
Building 35
Building E15
Buildings E17, E18 and E19
Building E19
Building E40
East Campus, Kendall Square
N10 Annex Lot
Building NW10
Building NW17
Building NW30
Building NW35
Building W70
Building W85
Building W97
Utilities work: Amherst Alley steam upgrade
Longfellow Bridge
Memorial Drive: DCR median usage
BU Bridge

Building 4

Richards Lobby

A renovation project is scheduled in and around the Richards Lobby on the first floor of Building 4. Light fixtures are being upgraded and finishes will be touched up along the first floor corridor. Crews with ladders will be stationed throughout the hallway. The corridor will remain accessible during this work and crews will direct pedestrians throughout the area. Construction activities are scheduled to proceed from Monday, June 12 through Friday, July 7. Anticipated hours are Monday through Friday from 5AM – 3PM.

View a plan of the area.

Questions may be directed to Thanh Nguyen.

Room 4-110

On Saturday, June 24, demolition 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 remove demolition material from the office suite. Heavy construction noise is anticipated.

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.

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 scaffolding erection

Beginning Tuesday, April 18 scaffolding is scheduled to be erected along the North façades of Buildings 4, 8 and 10 facing the MIT.nano project. Crews will construct the scaffolding from the basement level to the fourth floors. Anticipated hours of work are 6AM-4PM. Intermittent noise is expected as the scaffolding is attached to the buildings. This work is scheduled through mid-June. 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

During the month of April crews will be erecting scaffolding at the entrance to Building 8 on Eastman Court, facing Building 18. At this time, crews are scheduled to construct trailers in the Eastman Courtyard. A temporary walkway will be installed on Eastman Court to circumvent the fenced-in area. In addition, the construction of the roof deck for the transport of materials for the façade renewal project is scheduled to begin. Construction hours are 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM. This construction 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 9

On Monday, June 12, the concrete plaza in front of Building 9 is scheduled to be renovated. Work hours are scheduled Monday through Friday from 7AM-3PM. A construction fence will surround the work area. The main entrance and the sidewalk on Massachusetts Avenue in front of Building 9 will remain accessible. Noise and vibration are anticipated. This work is expected to continue for four weeks.

View the map for more detail.

Questions may be directed to Julie Azzinaro.

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Building 10

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 scheduled to begin in the Building 10 basement level on Monday, June 12. 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, 6 AM – 2 PM. 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 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 12 south courtyard waterproofing

On Wednesday, June 21 crews are scheduled to apply a waterproofing layer to the foundation of the south courtyard of the MIT.nano building, weather permitting. Work hours are scheduled from 6AM-3PM. This work may generate odor in the vicinity of Buildings 4, 8, 10 and 13.

Building 13 connector

From May 31 through June 16, demolition work is scheduled to continue on all floors of Building 13 facing the MIT.nano building. Anticipated hours for this work are 5AM-3PM. There will be an increase in noise and vibration during construction hours. This work will enable the tie-in with the MIT.nano Building 12.

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.

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 16

On Wednesday, June 7, a crane is scheduled to be onsite to access the roof of Building 16, between Buildings 56 and 57, weather permitting. Anticipated work hours are from 7AM-3PM. The work zone, including the pedestrian bridge and the exterior path between Building 56 and the Stata Swale, will be inaccessible during this time. Pedestrians will be rerouted through the interior corridors of Buildings 56, 16 and 26. A police detail will be onsite throughout the duration of the work to direct pedestrians and traffic around the area. Access to the buildings and food truck will not be affected.

See the map for more details.

Questions about this work may be directed to Bill Mackie.

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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 Saturday, June 24, the West Alley between Buildings 17 and 31 will be inaccessible to vehicular traffic while window work is being completed. Anticipated work hours are 6AM-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 E15

A crane is scheduled to be located on the east side of Building E15 on Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23, weather permitting. Anticipated work hours are from 6AM to 9AM. The pathway between Buildings E15 and E23 will be inaccessible to pedestrian traffic during these hours. The walkway through E23 will remain open as an alternate route throughout work hours. The crane will be used to hoist equipment to the roof of Building E15, and there will be some engine noise.

Questions about this work may be directed to Biss Teelucksingh.

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Buildings E17, E18, E19

Several substantial renovation and renewal projects are underway in Buildings E17, E18, and E19. The project's overarching goals are to replace aging equipment and systems, renew and upgrade key building elements, and renovate office space for programs moving to these buildings from E38 and E39. The office renovation work is expected to wrap up in late Fall 2016, while Building E19 infrastructure renewal work is expected to continue through early 2018. Construction activities are planned for Monday through Friday, 6 AM - 3 PM, with occasional work on Saturdays.

Renovation work is planned for the following floors (March 2016 - early 2017)

  • E17: Floors 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • E18: Floor 2, 3, and 4
  • E19: Floor 2 (all), Floor 6 (two office suites), and Floor 7 (Ames Street side)

Demolition activities will generate some noise. The activities that generate the loudest noise will be scheduled for prior to 9 AM. Please note that intermittent noise may occur during the day. Questions about this renovation work may be directed to Joe Collins.

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.

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Building E19

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.

See the map for more details.

Questions may be directed to Sarah Yazici.

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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).

Visit the courbanize project profile to review details about the planned activities and to subscribe to construction updates. Subscribe to notifications by clicking the “Login” button at the foot of the “Comment here” box to sign up for an account, and then “follow” the project.

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

On Wednesday, May 24, the block of Wadsworth Street between Amherst Street and Memorial Drive (between Buildings E51 and E52) is scheduled to close for approximately 3 months to vehicular traffic. Crews will be installing new utilities and will need to utilize large equipment in order to perform this work. During this period access to Wadsworth from Memorial will not be reopened at the end of each day or on weekends. Drivers on Memorial Drive should access the Kendall Square area via Ames Street.

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 – June 2017

  • Wadsworth Street will remain closed between Amherst Street and Memorial Drive (between Buildings E51 and E52) 24 hours a day to vehicular traffic. Vehicles on Memorial Drive should access the Kendall Square area via Ames Street. For the duration of excavation and installation, Wadsworth Street will remain closed as a location for equipment set up and staging (W1).
  • Carleton Street will remain closed to all traffic except for the Medical Building Parking Lot and emergency services. Utility work on the street includes water line repairs (C1) and electrical duct bank installation (C2).
  • The stair repair for the MIT Medical Building (C3) will be complete the week of June 19th. Starting the week of June 26th, the ramp leading to the main entrance off Carleton and Deacon Street will be closed during the work day for a week to allow for demolition activities in preparation for utility installation. The temporary ramp off of Deacon Street will be reopened once the demolition of the old ramp is completed.
  • On Amherst Street forced sanitary installation (A1) will continue on the south (100 Memorial Drive) side of the street. Chilled Water piping installation (A2) may begin. Pedestrian detours will be in place as the work progresses down the street but at least one side of the sidewalk will be available to pedestrians at all time.
  • Eversource will continue to install gas services (A3) towards Ames Street beyond Carleton Street.
  • 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.
  • Scaffolding will be installed on the face of E38 / E39 buildings.
  • Site work will continue on site 5 (behind Cambridge Trust)
  • Interior demolition will continue in the Cambridge Trust Building
  • 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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N10 Annex Lot

A portion of the N10 annex parking lot is scheduled to close on Monday, June 12 to conduct exploratory work in anticipation of the Central Utilities Plant upgrade project. This work is scheduled through July 7. Anticipated hours are from Monday through Friday, 7AM-3PM.

Crews will fence off the western portion of the parking lot to begin foundation testing. Some parking spaces will be unavailable, and pedestrians will be redirected around this area. A crane and heavy construction machinery will be present on-site throughout this work. The installation will include driving a sleeve into the ground. This work will create noise and vibration, with high levels expected from June 12 - 28.

View this map showing the temporarily closed pathway and alternate routes.

Questions about this work may be directed to Frances Boyle.

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Building NW10

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building NW10, 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 June 23 and concluding by July 5.

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 NW17

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building NW17, 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 June 14 and concluding by June 16.

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 NW30

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building NW30, 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 June 20 and concluding by June 23.

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 NW35

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building NW35, 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 June 15 and concluding by June 19.

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 W70

Work is scheduled to commence to renovate New House, Building W70, with activities continuing through August 2018. Work will begin with the installation of a fence around the area and into Amherst Alley. Work hours are from 6AM-2AM daily through August 15, 2017.

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.

See the map for more details.

Questions may be directed to Kevin Carr.

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Building W85

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building NW23, including mechanical, electrical, and building systems equipment. Also included are Safety Showers, Fire extinguishers, Toxic Gas Monitors and Fume Hoods. The barcodes will be used to manage equipment for our maintenance program. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 7PM starting June 13 and concluding by June 16.

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 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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Longfellow Bridge

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

MassDOT will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic on Wednesday, June 21, and Thursday, June 22, from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning. The closure is necessary to work on the upstream “Salt and Pepper” towers. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic and the MBTA Red Line will be maintained across the bridge at all times. Bicyclists, both inbound and outbound, should share the upstream sidewalk with pedestrians during this timeframe.

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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Memorial Drive: DCR median usage

This summer, the Department of Conservation and Recreation will be using the median strip along Memorial Drive across from the MIT Sailing Pavillion as a storage point for construction vehicles and materials.

For more information, visit the project site.

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BU Bridge

MassDOT is replacing the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, which carries Commonwealth Avenue and the MBTA Green Line over I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike). The project will restore a structurally deficient bridge and add dedicated bike lanes and extensive pedestrian safety upgrades.

The Boston University (BU) Bridge is scheduled to close to private vehicular traffic from July 27 to August 14. This will directly affect the MIT Saferide Boston West evening shuttle. The bridge will remain open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic during this time.

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 857-368-9041 or email CommAveBridge@dot.state.ma.us.

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