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June 26, 2019



Building 1
Building 4
Building 6
Building 7
Building 13
Building 24
Building 26
Building 36
Building 42C: Central Utilities Plant
Building 54
Building 56
  Building E19
Building E53
East Campus, Kendall Square
Building N52
Building NW16
Building W20
Building W46 (Vassar St residence hall)
Building W70
West Campus Stormwater Improvement
Eversource work
Mass Ave lane changes
One Broadway


Building 1

Ziggurat work

As part of the Institute’s investment in infrastructure renewal, work is scheduled to renew the ziggurat of Building 1. This work includes providing a weatherproof moisture barrier and replacing the limestone and copper.

On Monday, June 17, preparatory activities are scheduled to begin at the Building 1 ziggurat site. Crews will be working outside Building 1 near Killian Court and Memorial Drive throughout this process. Some low-level noise is expected as scaffolding, fencing, pedestrian pathways, and tree protection are constructed. Typical construction hours are 6:00 AM – 3:30 PM, with some Saturday work expected. Demolition activities are targeted to begin mid-July. This project is anticipated to continue through the spring of 2020.

Questions may be directed to Eric Ammondson.

Room 1-123

Beginning Tuesday, June 11, demolition activities are scheduled to take place in Room 1-123. Anticipated work hours are 6AM-2PM. Heavy noise is planned to conclude by 8:30AM daily, with some occasional light noise for the duration of the work day. These activities will be contained within the room. This project is scheduled through early July.

Questions may be directed to Gianna Salvaggio.

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Building 4

Fourth floor EAPS renovation

A renovation project is underway in Building 4. During this time, the south wing of the fourth floor of Building 4 will be inaccessible as it is renovated for future EAPS laboratory space.

Crews are scheduled to work Monday through Friday, 6AM–3PM. This renovation work will generate some noise from demolition activities. Any activities generating loud noise are scheduled to conclude by 8AM.

While this work is underway, crews are scheduled to transport materials through the fourth floor of Buildings 10 & 3, to the Building 3 loading dock via the Building 3 freight elevator. Material transport is scheduled to occur before 8AM daily. Access to the corridors and stairwells will not be impacted.

Questions may be directed to Jan Burke.

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Building 6C

Construction is scheduled to commence in the basement of Building 6C on Monday, June 10. Room 6C-006 will be renovated as the new location for the Edgerton Student Machine Shop and Project Manus maker space. Anticipated work hours are weekdays from 5AM-3PM. Some noise and vibration is expected, with heavy noise concluding in the early morning.

During work hours, crews may be carrying materials through the basement hallways to and from the loading dock at Buildings 4 and 8. Access to the corridors will not be impacted at this time; a separate notification will be sent when work in the corridor has been scheduled. This project is scheduled through the end of August.

Questions may be directed to Abel Landaverde.

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Building 7

Renovation is underway in an office suite located on the first floor of Building 7. Demolition activities are underway in rooms 7-133, 7-139, and 7-141. Anticipated work hours for this project are Monday through Friday, 6AM-2PM. Heavy noise is planned to conclude by 8:30AM, with some occasional light noise for the duration of the work day. Construction is scheduled through the end of August.

Questions may be directed to Karen Rennell.

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Building 13

Roof work

Repair and maintenance crews are scheduled to conduct roof repair work at Building 13 starting Wednesday, May 29, and proceeding through mid-July, weather permitting. Anticipated hours are 7AM to 3PM daily. This work involves replacing sections of the roof membrane and low level noise is expected.

Questions may be directed to Joe Vella.

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Building 24

Three classrooms located on the first floor of Building 24 are scheduled to be renovated. Beginning Monday, May 20, demolition activities are scheduled to take place in rooms 24-112, 24-115, and 24-121. Anticipated work hours for this project are Monday through Friday, 6AM-3PM. Heavy noise is planned to conclude by 9AM, with some occasional light noise for the duration of the work day. Construction is scheduled through the end of August.

Questions may be directed to Cherie Alexander.

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Building 26

In response to a successful pilot program, a permanent home for the BioMakerspace is being constructed in the basement of Building 26. This renovation will create a makerspace for the departments of Biological Engineering and Chemical Engineering. Along with upgrades to the entrance corridors and the adjacent restrooms, the new space will include open wet lab bench space and various biological laboratory equipment for use by the MIT community. This project is scheduled through early September.

On Wednesday, April 24, demolition of the existing space is scheduled to begin. Work hours are daily from 6AM-3PM. Noise is anticipated during construction, with high levels of noise and vibration concluding by 9AM daily. Throughout the duration of the project, the basement restrooms of Building 26 are scheduled to close for renovation. Occupants will be directed to the facilities located on the first floor of Building 26. The project will create ADA compliant restrooms with upgrades to the interior finishes, fixtures, and lighting.

On occasion, the basement corridor connecting Buildings 12 & 16 to Building 36 will be scheduled to close temporarily; a notification will be sent when the details of this closure are known. Signage will be posted directing occupants around the area.

Questions may be directed to William Mackie.

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Building 36

Several RLE lab and office spaces located on the fifth, seventh, and eighth floors of Building 36 are scheduled for renovation. On Friday, February 8, demolition of the existing space is scheduled to begin. Work hours are weekdays from 5AM-3PM, with occasional night and weekend hours. Noise is anticipated during construction, with high level of noise and vibration concluding by 9AM daily.

Occasionally during construction, corridors in Building 36 will be scheduled to close temporarily; a notification will be sent when the details of these closures are known. Signage will be posted directing occupants around the area. This project is anticipated to last through July.

Questions may be directed to Julie Azzinaro.

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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. Hours for this work are 7AM – 5PM Monday-Friday with some weekend and evening work expected.

The project is scheduled to conclude in 2020.

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

The large crane has been demobilized, and exterior façade installation has begun on the south side of the new Central Utilities Plant. One lane of Albany Street and the adjacent sidewalk has been reopened. Albany Street has been narrowed to one lane from Portland Street to the Albany Street Garage (N4). During this time, traffic through this area will be one-way from Albany Street to the intersection of Albany and Portland Streets. Traffic will remain two-way from the Albany Street Garage (N4) entrance to Main Street.

Construction hours are 7AM – 6PM Monday – Friday and 7AM - 3:30PM on Saturdays, with some additional weekend and evening work expected.

Building 42 alley/fire lane closure

On Wednesday, May 2, the alley/fire lane between Building 42 and the railroad tracks is scheduled to be closed to through traffic for the remainder of the CUP construction project. During this time, the lane will be impassable to vehicles and pedestrians. Pedestrians are encouraged to use the Vassar Street sidewalk. The pedestrian path across the railroad tracks connecting Albany and Vassar Streets will remain open during construction.

Central Utilities Plant work

Electrical work is scheduled at the Central Utilities Plant beginning Monday, June 10 at 7AM. This work is not anticipated to have any impact on the campus. However, please note that this work minimally increases the risk for an electrical outage. Every precaution has been to taken to diminish this risk during required electrical systems work, which is being performed to continue construction of the Central Utilities Plant. This work will conclude by 3PM on Friday, June 14.

Buildings directly connected to this work are: 1, 3, 8, 26, 41, 42 (including chiller plant), 44, 48, N9, N10, W4, W5, W51, W53, W53C, W8, W33. Emergency Power connected to the project are located in buildings 1-11, 13, 14, 18, 24, 26, 33 - 39, 54, 66, E1, E17, E18, E19.

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 54

Crews are scheduled to be onsite to assess the envelope of Building 54. A schedule will be provided for additional activities as the project progresses. This exploratory work is scheduled to continue through mid-May.

See an overview of the project here.

Questions may be directed to Sarah MacDonald.

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Building 56

From Monday, June 17, thorough Thursday, June 27, staging work is scheduled for the north side of Building 56, weather permitting. Anticipated work hours are from 7AM-3PM. Some mild noise is expected.

This staging and delivery area will support sub-basement work on the HVAC system in Building 56. This project is scheduled through mid-October. During construction hours, the loading dock located near the northeast corner will be for loading and unloading only, with a 15 minute time limit so that delivery trucks may access the work area. The exterior path between Building 56 and the Stata Swale will be inaccessible during this time. Access to the buildings and food truck will not be affected.

Questions may be directed to Sarah MacDonald.

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Building E19: Elevators

Work is underway to renew and modernize two of the passenger elevators located at the lobby between Buildings E18 and E19. The work will include installing new equipment and new cab finishes. Anticipated work hours are 6AM to 2PM, Monday-Friday, with some noisy work scheduled during the earlier morning hours.

The elevators will be modernized one at a time, allowing two to remain operational while one is out of service. One car is scheduled to be out of service through mid-April. Then the second car will be removed from service through June, 2019. Signage will be posted.

Modernizing the elevators will replace obsolete equipment, protecting the safety of the MIT community while improving the day-to-day experience of building occupants and visitors. The scope of work includes renewing the elevators by installing new equipment (machines, controllers, cables, and motors) and new cab finishes. Most of the work will take place in the elevator machine room and elevator shaft. Some minor noise is expected.

Questions may be directed to Kevin Connolly.

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Building E53

A renovation project is scheduled to begin next week in and around the entrance lobby on the first floor of Building E53. Fixtures and finishes are being upgraded throughout the entranceway. Crews will be stationed throughout the lobby, and sections may be cordoned off as construction progresses. The corridor will remain accessible throughout this work. Construction activities are scheduled to proceed from Wednesday, June 19, through the end of July. Anticipated hours are Monday through Friday from 5AM – 3PM, with noisy work concluding by 8:30AM daily.

Questions may be directed to Julie Azzinaro.

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East Campus: Kendall Square Initiative

For the most up-to-date information about the Kendall Square Initiative, visit the courbanize project profile. Click the “Follow” button to sign up for an account and receive notifications about the project.

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 7AM – 6PM weekdays, and Saturday from 9AM – 6PM.

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.

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 2019

  • Access to Wadsworth Street from Main Street is closed to all traffic. The Sloan and Eastgate lot entrance is closed at Wadsworth Street through this phase. Construction vehicles and equipment will continue to be set up and operate in this area and at the intersection with Wadsworth Street. The noisiest work will come from the intermittent use of vacuum trucks.
  • Eversource gas and electric work continues. More Eversource gas and electric work needs to be incorporated the full build of Wadsworth Street from Memorial Drive onto Amherst Street. The timing and phasing is being reworked.
  • Amherst Street has a one-way traffic pattern going towards Ames Street.
  • 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.
  • At Kendall Garage, reinforcement steel, concrete operations, and excavation will continue with trucking in and out of Amherst, Hayward, Carleton, and Main Streets. Finishing of concrete underground will require extended hours on days of placements.
  • Site 4's concrete for the upper penthouse is in progress and is supported from Carleton Street and is anticipated to be completed mid-June.
  • E38 interior and exterior renovation activities will continue and will be serviced from Gate 11 (Between the MBTA and E38).
  • On Saturday morning, June 1st, Cambridge Fire Department trucks and personnel will be on site to conduct a stand pipe water pressurization drill.
  • Mega panel installation continues on 2nd shift, from 3PM to midnight.
  • Site 5’s steel installation continues up to the 19th floor. Daily deliveries of steel and concrete and removal of materials will take place from Amherst Street to Carleton Street or in and out through two Main Street gates.
  • 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 Street 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.
  • Large equipment will be removed and brought to site on and on-going basis. This activity may occur after hours but no disruptions are expected.
  • General construction activities will continue on Saturdays. Work will occur within the City of Cambridge allowable work hours, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

See the map for more details.

Amherst Street paving

Crews have been grading and compacting Amherst Street to prep for paving. The binder course paving is scheduled for Monday, June 24, weather permitting. Hours are 7AM-noon. After that the catch basins and all other structure castings will be reinstalled, followed by sidewalk repair. Amherst Street will remain accessible to vehicles and pedestrians throughout this work. Please allow extra time to traverse the area.

E51 Parking Lot closure

In preparation for the paving of Amherst Street, the Building E51 Parking Lot is scheduled to close for Monday, June 24. Paving is scheduled to occur from 6 am to 8 pm, weather permitting.

Partial closure of Building E25 ambulance ramp

The first phase of open space landscaping work began after commencement with the removal of existing concrete stairs, walkways and walls inside the construction site and the start of relocating a fire connection in front of Building E25. The next work activity will require the partial closure of the north section of the ambulance ramp starting on Tuesday, June 18th through July, leaving one entrance/exit lane for ambulance drop-off/pick-up.

Crews are moving from north to south with concrete demolition and will install a construction fence at the ramp and a new gate on Carleton Street. The ambulances guided by detail police officers will back out of the pick-up area. No parking will be enforced on the ramp. Also Medical service deliveries and alternate drop offs will be guided to the entrance off Amherst Street between Building E14 and the construction storage area.

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

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Building N52

Beginning Monday, June 17, and continuing through June 25, façade repair work is scheduled for the Windsor Street side of Building N52. Crews will use a scissor lift to install panels at the corner of Windsor and State Streets next week, weather permitting. Construction hours are weekdays from 7AM – 3PM. This construction will generate some intermittent noise from hammer drilling.

During work hours, the area will be cordoned off, and pedestrians will be directed to use the sidewalk across Windsor Street. View the attached map for the location of the project.

Questions may be directed to Kevin M Carr.

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Building NW16 Parking Lot

Work to upgrade the fire alarm system in Building NW16 is underway. The system upgrade includes closet buildouts from the basement to the second floor. Wiring for fire alarm devices and panel installation will occur in the corridors and closets. Additionally, the second floor bridge doors between Buildings NW16 & NW17 are scheduled to be replaced the first week of July. This project is expected to continue through early August.

Work hours are scheduled Monday through Friday from 6AM-3PM. Some noise from construction of the closets is anticipated. Access to the corridors will remain available for the duration of the project.

Questions may be directed to Sarah Yazici.

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Building W20

Renovations to Anna’s Taqueria in Building W20 are underway. The project will provide upgrades to the interior finishes and the kitchen. To accommodate this work, the two sections of the dining areas are anticipated to be closed for one month each; the kitchen will remain open during this work. In addition, the full restaurant is scheduled to close for three days in mid-July. Construction activities are planned for Monday through Friday, from 6AM – 4PM. Some noise is expected. Signage will be posted.

Questions may be directed to Doug Tuttle.

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Building W46 - New Vassar Street Residence Hall

Subscribe to weekly construction activity forecasts for the Vassar Street Residence Hall.

Construction activities are ongoing as MIT proceeds with a new undergraduate residence hall on the site of the West Garage parking facility (W45). As part of its mission to enhance the student experience, the project will add 450 new beds and has a target completion date of Fall 2020.

Construction hours are 7AM – 6PM, Monday-Friday with some weekend and evening work expected.

The following changes to travel lanes on Vassar Street will be implemented in December 2017 and will remain in place throughout construction:

  • Two-way traffic will be maintained on Vassar Street. Construction vehicles will travel through the area.
  • Crosswalks will be installed at each corner of the site and pedestrians will be directed to the sidewalk on the south side of Vassar Street for the length of the site.
  • A shared bike lane will be created in the westbound lane of Vassar Street to be shared by bicycles and vehicles during construction. The eastbound bicycle and vehicle lanes will remain unchanged.

Construction activities

  • Enabling activities (October – December 2017): During this phase crews will prepare the site for construction. Activities include utility work, relocation of the Grounds Department to Albany Street, and final closure of the West Garage (which has been used on occasion for events during site prep.) In December fencing will be installed to establish the construction perimeter.
  • Demolition (January 2018–April 2018): During this phase the West Garage will be demolished. Cranes, excavators, and sawcutters will be used to disassemble the structure and materials will be hauled offsite.
  • Foundation work (April 2018–October 2018): The foundation of the new residence hall will consist of precast concrete driven piles. Noise and some vibration are anticipated during this work.

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Overnight truck traffic

Occasionally crews will be removing large equipment overnight from the Vassar Street Residence Hall construction site, weather permitting. This work is scheduled to occur from 4AM-6AM. Trucks are scheduled to enter and exit the site from Vassar Street using the western gate near Building W59. Noise from the trucks and loading activities is expected.

Vassar Street temporary narrowing

Street utility work is scheduled on Vassar Street adjacent to the new residence hall construction site. At times, traffic patterns are scheduled to shift. The travel lanes will be temporarily impeded, and east/west traffic will be intermittently stopped as the street is narrowed to one lane. A police detail will help direct vehicular traffic, cyclists and pedestrians in the area. Anticipated regular project work hours are 7AM-6PM, Monday-Friday. Some noise is expected throughout this process. This work is scheduled to continue through August.

Steel work - increased truck traffic

Steel work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 7, for the penthouse, stairs, screen walls, and bike storage. Truck traffic at and around the Vassar Street Residence Hall construction site is scheduled to increase next week as steel is delivered to the site. Trucks are scheduled to enter and exit the site from Vassar Street using the eastern gate near the Metropolitan Warehouse. Noise from the trucks and loading activities is expected. Please be alert and use caution when walking in the area. Steel work is expected to continue through the end of June.

Temporary changes to the railroad crossing path

On Monday, June 10, utilities work is scheduled to begin along the pathway adjacent to Building W59 leading to the railroad crossing between west and northwest campus. From June 10-14, crews are scheduled to remove landscaping in the area and create a temporary walkway. Fencing will be installed to direct pedestrians and cyclists safely around the worksite. The new path will be narrower than the existing path, so users are urged to use caution and courtesy when traversing the route for the duration of construction.

Excavation of the site is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 17, and exterior utility work will continue for approximately one month. During this time, construction hours are scheduled from Monday through Friday between 7AM and 6PM.

Learn about the design of the residence hall

To learn more about the project, visit the Capital Projects site where you can link to news articles and view renderings of the site design.

Questions about this work may be directed to TJ Fanning.

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Building W70

The work originally scheduled from Monday, June 17, through Saturday, June 22, has been postponed.

Sidewalk replacement work will be scheduled along Amherst Alley in front of New House, Building W70. This work will occur in and around the sidewalk and parking spaces. Amherst Alley will remain open and accessible in front of Building W70 to vehicular traffic, and the construction area will be cordoned off. Pedestrians will be rerouted around the building to the northern sidewalk of Amherst Alley, and the north facing entrances to Building W70 will be accessible only as emergency egress. Some noise from excavation is expected. Work hours are 8AM-4PM daily, while parking restrictions in the area will be enforced continuously.

Questions may be directed to Kevin Carr.

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West Campus Stormwater Improvement Project

In an effort to improve storm water management in the area due to current and future development, MIT is planning to install a new drainage structure from Talbot Street to the Charles River. Once installed, the structure will be owned and maintained by the City of Cambridge. While some work activities are underway this month, the substantive work is scheduled to begin in August of this year and continue through the Fall of 2019. Work hours are 7AM – 6PM Monday to Friday, with some occasional Saturday work scheduled between 9AM – 6PM.

Amherst Alley closure

Excavation activities along Amherst Alley are scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 29. During this time, the road will be closed to through traffic. The entrance to the Westgate parking lot will remain open and accessible at its current location, but vehicular access to the lot will only be available from Vassar Street to Amherst Alley. Loading docks for housing will remain accessible. Noise from the excavation and construction machinery is anticipated.

Pedestrians in the area will be rerouted around the work site, which extends from the entrance to the Westgate Lot to Memorial Drive; all are urged to use caution when traveling through the area. 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 SafeRide shuttle pick-up location in front of Next House will be redirected to the corner of Amherst Alley and Fowler Street. Signage to direct pedestrians and traffic will be posted.

Westgate Lot entrance relocation

The entrance to the Westgate parking lot has been temporarily relocated to the corner of Amherst Alley near Vassar Street. During construction, vehicular access to the lot will only be available from Vassar Street to Amherst Alley. This gate location will be in place for the remainder of this project.

See a map of the project area.

Contact Alison Crowley for questions.

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Eversource work

Mass Ave night work at Albany Street, June 9 – July 11

Eversource is scheduled to begin overnight gas main work at the intersection of Mass Ave and Albany Street on Sunday, June 9. Nightly working hours are 7PM-5AM. During this time, Eversource will be trenching the roadway and installing a gas main line. Noise and vibration are anticipated.

During working hours, traffic lanes will be altered on Albany Street and Mass Ave. Two-way traffic will be maintained on Mass Ave with a shared cycle lane. Those traveling eastbound on Albany Street may be redirected along Mass Ave to Windsor Street. Police will be onsite to help direct pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic during this closure. This work is scheduled through July 11.

Waverly Path manhole installation

Eversource Electric is scheduled to install manholes on Waverly Path (between Buildings NW35 and NW86) starting the week of April 8. This work includes the installation of underground electric conduit to expand the Eversource network. Eversource crews plan to work from 7 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday over the next few months, weather permitting. Waverly Path will be inaccessible intermittently during work hours. Pedestrians and cyclists will be directed around the area via Pacific and Albany Streets.

After the manhole work is complete, Eversource plans to commence trench work. During this phase, pedestrians and cyclists will be allowed access to the path, though one half of the path will be obstructed, and occasional full closures may briefly occur.

Vacuum trucks along with other trucks and equipment, such as backhoes and jackhammers, will be in operation and will occasionally create noise. Police details will be onsite to assist.

Contact Matt Viens for questions.

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Mass Ave lane changes

To improve safety and reliability for users of the street, the City of Cambridge is implementing “quick build” changes to Massachusetts Avenue from Sidney Street to Memorial Drive with an emphasis on increasing the comfort and convenience of people walking, biking and riding buses. This project supports the City’s Vision Zero goal to reduce and eliminate serious injuries/fatalities from crashes, as well as City policies that promote the use of sustainable ways to travel in Cambridge.

The majority of the project has been implemented, with a couple outstanding items. We are refreshing the “Bus Lane Only” stencils this spring; with the red markings to be done at a later date. The new crosswalk at Mass Ave at Windsor Street will also be implemented this year. We are continuing to monitor signal operations at intersections, and working with state agencies to look at potential improvements at the Memorial Drive intersection.

Visit the City of Cambridge project site for a user survey and more information.

Contact Patrick Baxter for questions.

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One Broadway

For updates on the construction at One Broadway, visit this page.

Contact CSL Consulting for questions.

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