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May 27, 2017


Building 2
Buildings 4, 8 and 10
Building 6
Building 8
Building 10
Building 12: MIT.nano
Building 31
Building 35
Building 37
Building 42
Building 68
Building E14
Building E15
Buildings E17, E18 and E19
Building E19
Building E52
Building E53
Building E60
Building E62
East Campus, Kendall Square
N10 Annex Lot
Building NW13
Building NW14
Building NW21
Building W97
Utilities work: Amherst Alley steam upgrade
Longfellow Bridge

Building 2

Beginning Saturday, April 22, weekend work is scheduled in the basement of Building 2. Anticipated work hours are 6AM-4PM. This work involves insulation repair on the mechanical and piping systems in rooms 2-044 and 2-078. No noise or vibration is anticipated. This work is anticipated to continue during the weekends for six weeks.

Questions may be directed to Jack Mannion or Alan Molin.

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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

Building 10 brick harvesting

On Friday, April 14 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, crews are scheduled to perform a test removal of bricks from the North façade of Building 10. This brick harvesting work is scheduled to begin in full on Monday, April 24. Hours of work are scheduled from 6AM to 3PM, with a potential for noise earlier in the day. This work is anticipated to conclude mid-May.

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-3PM. 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.

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 6

Beginning Saturday, February 25, weekend work is scheduled in the basement of Building 6. Anticipated work hours are 6AM-4PM. This work involves insulation repair on the mechanical and piping systems in rooms 6-001, 6-030B, and 6-034. No noise or vibration is anticipated. This work is anticipated to continue during the weekends for two months.

Questions may be directed to Jack Mannion or Alan Molin.

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Building 8

Beginning Saturday, February 11, weekend work is scheduled in the basement and first floor of Building 8. Anticipated work hours are 6AM-4PM. This work involves insulation repair on the mechanical and piping systems in rooms 8-007, 8-116, and in the hallway across from 8-029. No noise or vibration is anticipated. Though some work will occur in the corridor, occupant circulation will not be impeded. This work is anticipated to continue during the weekends for two months.

Questions may be directed to Jack Mannion or Alan Molin.

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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.

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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 10 northeast terrace

As part of the south courtyard landscape design for MIT.nano, from Wednesday, March 15 through the end of March crews are scheduled to remove the northeast terrace/ basement roof slab of Building 10. Anticipated work hours are from 7PM-3AM daily. Activities include saw cutting the roof slab, during which increased noise and vibration are anticipated.

See the map for the location.

Building 16

Beginning Tuesday, May 9 crews are scheduled to continue opening the connection between the MIT.nano building and Building 16. Work hours are scheduled from 6AM-3PM daily. Passage through the Building 16 corridors should not be impacted. The connection will be cut by saw to minimize interruptions. Increased noise and vibration are expected. This work is anticipated to continue for two weeks.

Building 13 connector

From April 10 through May 5, the exterior walls within the temporary partitions on the second through fifth floors of Building 13 are scheduled be demolished. Anticipated hours for this work are Monday through Friday from 3PM-11PM. 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 demolition schedule:

  • Floor 5: April 10 – April 14
  • Floor 4: April 17 – April 21
  • Floor 3: April 24 – April 28
  • Floor 2: May 1 – May 5

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.

Heavy driveway usage

Truck traffic at and around the MIT.nano construction site is scheduled through April. Please be alert and use caution when walking in the area. Police will be stationed along Vassar Street to assist with traffic and pedestrians. This activity should not impact the Building 32 parking garage.

Delivery trucks are scheduled to enter the site from Vassar Street using the driveway between Buildings 35 and 37. They will proceed to the MIT.nano site entrance located between Buildings 13 and 31. They will exit the site onto Mass Ave via the driveway between Buildings 9 and 33.

Trucks are scheduled to use this route from Monday through Saturday each week, from 6AM to 3PM.

Questions can be directed to Andrew Corson.

Electrical Work

Electrical work is scheduled to tie-in the MIT.nano Building from Monday, April 24 at 9:30AM through Thursday, April 27 at 3PM. This work is not anticipated to have any impact on the campus. However, please note that this work minimally increases the risk for a quick temporary electrical outage in Buildings 1, 3, 8, 26, 44, and 48.

Additional electrical work is scheduled for Monday, May 8 from 7AM-3PM, and Tuesday, May 9 from 7AM-4PM. Please note that this work minimally increases the risk for a quick temporary electrical outage in Buildings 66, 76, E15, E17, E18, and E19. Every precaution has been to taken to diminish this risk during this required electrical systems work, which is being performed to integrate Building 12 (MIT.nano) into the campus.

Questions can be directed to Rich Lucas or Greg Walson.

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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.

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 June.

Questions about this work may be directed to Thanh Nguyen.

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Building 37

Sidewalk repairs are scheduled along Vassar Street in front of Building 37 from May 9 to May 19, weather permitting. Anticipated working hours are 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM. The crew completing the repairs will have equipment located on the sidewalk. A section of the sidewalk will remain open and accessible to pedestrians, and the bicycle lane will remain clear for cyclists. There will be a Police Officer on location to direct pedestrians during the normal working hours. There will be noise and vibration from construction equipment.

Questions about this work may be directed to Dan Griffin.

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Building 42

Beginning April 10, excavation is scheduled along the alley between Building 42 and the railroad tracks. During this time, the lane will be impassable to vehicles and pedestrians. Pedestrians are encouraged to use the Vassar Street sidewalk. The scope of this repair work will not impact utilities services. There may be minimal impact to parking behind Building 44. Work hours are scheduled daily from 7 AM to 3:30 PM. This project is anticipated to last for one week.

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 68

From June through mid-March, subbasement and roof work is scheduled in Building 68. Noise, vibrations and dust will be present throughout construction, and will be mitigated as much as possible. The construction team will be using both the E19 loading dock to bring materials through the basement level and the garage door on the south side of the building as needed.

Questions may be directed to Cherie Alexander.

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Building E14

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building E14, 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 April 29 and concluding by May 11.

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, offices, and laboratories. Notify Mark Dohle 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 E15

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building E15, 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 May 11 and concluding by May 14.

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, offices, and laboratories. 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 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

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building E19, 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 May 15 and concluding by May 26.

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, offices, and laboratories. 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 E52

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building E52, 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 May 20 and concluding by May 31.

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, offices, and laboratories. 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 E53

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building E53, 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 May 26 and concluding by June 8.

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, offices, and laboratories. 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 E60

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building E60, 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 May 11 and concluding by May 14.

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, offices, and laboratories. 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 E62

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building E62, 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 April 29 and concluding by May 11.

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, offices, and laboratories. Notify Mark Dohle 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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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

On Saturday, May 6, a portion of the pedestrian plaza connecting Carleton Street to the inbound Kendall Square MBTA Station on Main Street is scheduled to close to allow construction of an underground garage in this area. An ADA-accessible 10-foot wide pedestrian pathway between the MBTA station and Carleton Street will remain open for the next few weeks. Access to the station will also remain open and accessible on the Main Street side of the station.

On Monday, June 12, the pedestrian plaza connecting Carleton Street to the inbound Kendall Square MBTA Station on Main Street is scheduled to close to allow construction of an underground garage in this area. Access to the station will remain open and accessible on the Main Street side of the station.

See a map of the area.

Construction Updates – May 2017

  • Construction will continue daily on Carleton, Wadsworth and Amherst Streets. Eversource work will continue throughout May on Wadsworth Street next to Eastgate.
  • Site excavation continues behind the Muckley Building for the Kendall Garage. High levels of noise and vibration are anticipated during excavation work.
  • Excavation and installation of drainage structures continue along Carleton Street. High levels of noise and vibration are anticipated during excavation work. Carleton Street will be partially closed from the medical parking lot through Deacon Street.
  • Gas line replacement work continues on Amherst Street near Senior House.
  • Excavation and installation will begin for water lines on Deacon Street.
  • 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

Temporary Closure

The N10 annex lot is scheduled to be temporarily closed to accommodate utility work on Saturday, March 18. Work hours are from 6:30 AM to 5 PM. Crews will be drilling test borings in this area. The lot is scheduled to partially close again on Saturday, March 25 to complete this work. The work area will be coned off during this time. 'No Parking' signs will be posted in the lot.

Eversource work

Eversource Gas is conducting utilities work between the Albany Garage (N4) and the N10 Annex lot that will temporarily close the pedestrian path between these two parking areas. Some parking spaces in the Annex lot will also be unavailable during these activities. Work is expected to conclude by mid-April. Construction hours are 7AM – 3PM, Monday through Friday.

The pedestrian path between the Albany Garage and N10 Annex lot that leads from Albany Street to the railroad tracks is temporarily closed while Eversource Gas installs pipes in the area. The section of path from the Albany Garage to Vassar Street (across the railroad tracks) will remain open. Please use alternate paths through the Albany Garage (note – this includes stairs), or around the perimeter of the Albany Garage along the railroad tracks and between the garage and Building 46.

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 NW13

In order to replace a power transformer in NW13, a generator is scheduled to be located along Albany Street from Friday, May 5 at noon through Monday, May 8 at noon. The generator will be located directly in front of the loading dock of Building NW13, and additional vehicles will be located in the parking spaces along the eastbound lane of the street in front of Building NW14. The sidewalk on Albany Street in front of Buildings NW13 and NW14 is scheduled to be closed on Saturday, May 6 from 7AM-5PM. A police detail will be present during the sidewalk closure to direct traffic and pedestrians around the area. Signage will be posted.

Questions may be directed to Greg Walson.

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Building NW14

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building NW14, 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 April 19 and concluding by April 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, offices, and laboratories. Notify Mark Dohle 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 NW21

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Building NW21, 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 April 19 and concluding by April 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, offices, and laboratories. Notify Mark Dohle 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 project is expected to wrap up in January 2017.

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 Tuesday, September 6 to remove and replace the old steam system along Amherst Alley at the south side of Briggs Field. No parking will be allowed in the alley between buildings W51 and W61 for the duration of construction. Pedestrians will be directed to use the south sidewalk of Amherst Alley. Most of the work for this project will be conducted between the hours of 9AM and 3PM. The target completion date for this work is April.

Signage will be posted, and fences will be set up for pedestrian safety.

Questions about this work may be directed to Vaughn Crayton.

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.

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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