HomeSearch Sitemap Contact

Shortcuts Go
   Request Services Maps & Floor Plans In Development & Construction Sustainability About Us Parking and Transportation For Facilities Employees  
 
nav bullet off Completed Projects
nav bullet on Construction Updates

Find Out Here What's Under Construction On or Near Campus

Subscribe to receive notifications of construction updates.


June 23, 2018



Main Group Buildings 1-11
Building 1
Building 3
Building 4
Buildings 4, 8 and 10
Building 5
Building 6
Building 7
Building 8
Building 10
Building 12: MIT.nano
Building 13
Building 18
Buildings 32-39 roof access
Building 35
Building 42C: Central Utilities Plant
Building 50
Building 56
Building E17
  Building E18
Building E19
Building E40
Building E60
East Campus, Kendall Square
Building NW14
Building W20
Building W46 (Vassar St residence hall)
Building W51C
Building W64
Building W70
250 Albany Street: Grounds relocation
COSMOS: Building systems barcoding
Steam Trap Project
West Campus Stormwater Improvement
Eversource work
Mass Ave closure
Memorial Drive
One Broadway


Main Group Buildings 1-11

Façade assessment

Crews are scheduled to assess the façades of the Main Group Buildings 1 through 8, and Buildings 10 and 11. Crews will be present on the ground and on man lifts throughout the process.

From Tuesday through Thursday, February 20-22, crews are scheduled to run tests on the ziggurat roof structure of Building 1. Crews will be present on the roof throughout this process. Anticipated hours are 6AM–2PM. Some low-level noise from the testing is intermittently expected during this time. The team will work around the classroom schedule for room 1-390.

Questions may be directed to Jennifer Gonsalves.

Meter Installation

In order to assess energy consumption throughout the Institute, please note a metering installation project is planned for various locations around campus. Crews are scheduled to evaluate and install steam and chilled water meters throughout Main Group Buildings 1 through 8, and Building 10. This work is scheduled to take place Monday through Friday, 6AM–2PM.

The majority of the work will occur in mechanical spaces in the basement and on the fourth floor, though some corridors, labs and offices will need to be accessed. Occupants of affected spaces will be contacted to schedule times. Crews will be present in the basement and fourth floor throughout the process. This work is scheduled to occur through the summer.

Crews are scheduled to evaluate and install steam meters on the fourth floor of Building 10. This work is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17. Anticipated work hours are 6AM–7PM. Crews will be present on the fourth floor throughout the process.

Questions may be directed to Mike DeRoche.

Roof access door replacement

Crews are scheduled to upgrade roof access doors in Buildings 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 & 13 over the next two months. During this time, work will also include some telephone, data, and electrical power upgrades in corridors, electric rooms, and IT closets.

Exploratory work has begun, with construction activities scheduled to begin in Buildings 5 & 7 the last week of April, and to continue intermittently in each of these seven buildings over a two month period. Anticipated hours are Monday through Friday, 5AM–2PM. Some low-level noise is expected, with heavy noise planned to conclude before 9AM. This work is anticipated to conclude by early June.

Questions may be directed to Eric Ammondson.

Stormwater manhole work

Beginning Wednesday, May 9, crews are scheduled to investigate stormwater manholes in various exterior locations around the main campus. This work is scheduled Monday through Friday for the next two months. Anticipated daily hours are 7AM-4PM. During this time, individual manholes will be cordoned off and opened for visual inspection by surveyors from Stantec. Each inspection will last approximately 15-20 minutes. No heavy machinery will be used. Please be aware and use caution when traversing the area.

Questions may be directed to Jennine Talbot.

[to top]

Building 1

Basement corridor work

On Saturday, June 9 construction activities are scheduled to take place in the Building 1 basement corridor at the junction of Building 5. A temporary partition wall is scheduled to be set up in the area which will narrow a small section of the hallway. Construction activities are expected to generate light to moderate noise between the hours of 6AM and 6PM on Saturday. Additionally, crews will be working overnight in the partitioned area from 6PM on Monday, June 11 through 6AM on Tuesday, June 12.

Overnight work is also scheduled from June 12 through June 15. Crews with ladders will be stationed throughout the hallway to run conduit and remove wiring. The basement corridor will remain accessible during this work, and crews will direct pedestrians throughout the area.

Questions about this work may be directed to Mike DeRoche.

Classroom renovation

The stairwell and lobby located at the southeast corner of Building 1 is scheduled to be closed temporarily as Room 1-190 is renovated. Beginning Saturday, March 10, and continuing through the month, demolition activities are scheduled to take place in Room 1-190, which will affect the connecting lobby, stairwell and corridor. There will be no access through the southeast lobby or stairwell except as emergency egress. Occupants will be directed to an alternate stairwell, and other exits, during this time. Anticipated work hours for this project are Monday through Saturday, 6AM-3PM. Heavy noise is planned to conclude by 8:30AM on weekdays, with some occasional light noise for the duration of the work day.

Questions about this work may be directed to Gianna Salvaggio.

[to top]

Building 3

Hatch replacement project

Overnight work is scheduled to begin Monday, March 26 in the basement of Building 3. This work will occur on the electrical hatch in the elevator lobby outside the south end of the Pappalardo Laboratory. Anticipated work hours are Monday-Friday, 8 PM and 6 AM. The elevator will be inaccessible from the basement level during these hours all nights this week. Signage will be provided for alternate paths, and the elevator will continue to operate for other floors. Occupants are encouraged to use the passenger elevators and stairs at the north end of Building 3, and in Buildings 1 and 5. The lobby will be made accessible during daytime hours. Some noise and vibration is expected overnight. No utility shutdowns are scheduled as part of this work.

Questions may be directed to Greg Walson.

[to top]

Building 4

Building 4-110

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

Two activities are scheduled during the upcoming Institute holidays. On Tuesday, December 26, water line work is scheduled to occur in Building 4, room 110. This work will not affect any spaces outside of room 4-110. On Tuesday, January 2, crews are scheduled to install blinds in the project space. Crews will be present in the corridors to deliver materials to the office suite. Anticipated hours for this work are 6AM-2PM both days.

Questions may be directed to Bill Mackie.

Basement work

From Saturday, February 17, through Monday, February 19, flooring in the basement corridor of Building 4 is scheduled to be repaired. Work is scheduled from 6AM on Saturday through 7AM on Monday. During this weekend, a portion of the hallway on the basement level at the connecting point to Building 8 will be inaccessible except as emergency egress. Access to labs and offices will not be affected. Occupants are encouraged to use the elevators and stairs in Buildings 4, 8, and 10 to bypass the area.

Questions may be directed to Bill Mackie.

Second floor corridor work

Beginning Sunday, February 11, installation work is scheduled in the second floor main corridor of Building 4. A small portion of the hallway, at the junction of Buildings 4 and 8, is scheduled to be closed from 6PM through 6AM nightly. During this time, there will be no access through this corridor except as emergency egress. Occupants are encouraged to use the elevators and stairs in Buildings 4, 8, and 10. This work is scheduled through Friday, February 16 at 6AM.

Questions may be directed to Mike DeRoche.

[to top]

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.

See the schedule breakdown by elevations for Buildings 4, 8 & 10.

View the updated brief 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

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

Buildings 4, 8 & 10 masonry work

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

Building 8 scaffolding on Eastman Court

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

Buildings 10 & 13 temporary egress closures

Beginning Monday, March 12, two existing egress points from Buildings 10 and 13 will be temporarily closed. These closures are necessary to complete renovation work along the façades of Building 10. During this work, occupants will be directed to alternate exits. These closures are scheduled through December 2018.

View the map for information.

Building 10 President’s Courtyard

As part of the Institute’s investment in infrastructure renewal, crews are scheduled to renew the façade of Building 10 facing the President’s Courtyard. This work includes removing and replacing the windows, and restoring the brick and surfaces of the façades.

Construction activities for this work are scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 9, and will continue through November 2018. Window removal construction hours are 10PM – 6AM nightly, beginning Saturday, June 9. Masonry demolition and repair is schedule to commence on Monday, June 11. Anticipated hours are 6AM-3PM daily.

During this construction, noise and vibration are expected. 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.

Please note the bicycle rack in the President’s Courtyard will be inaccessible throughout construction. Several temporary bicycle racks have been placed nearby.

View the schedule for more detail.

Questions about this work may be directed to Gerhard Sinani.

[to top]

Building 5

The men’s restroom on the third floor of building 5-316 is scheduled to close temporarily on Thursday, May 31 to install partitions. Anticipated work hours are 6AM-3PM. Heavy noise is planned to conclude by 9AM, with some occasional light noise for the duration of the work day. Occupants will be directed to alternate restrooms.

Questions may be directed to Kevin Carr.

[to top]

Building 6

Hatch replacement project

Weekend work to refinish the floor in the basement corridor of Building 6 is scheduled to begin Saturday, April 7. This work is scheduled to continue on weekends through May. Anticipated hours are from 6AM on Saturday through 7AM on Monday each week. Some noise, vibration, and mild odor are anticipated.

Portions of the corridor will be inaccessible for periods during the construction. Occupants are encouraged to use the corridors, passenger elevators, and stairs in Buildings 2, 6C and 8. During each weekend, labs, offices, and facilities spaces adjacent to the work area will be sealed to contain dust and will be inaccessible. The corridor and adjacent spaces will remain accessible during weekdays. No shutdown is scheduled as part of this project. Signage will be provided for alternative paths.

Questions may be directed to Greg Walson.

[to top]

Building 7

The Building 7 elevator is scheduled to be repaired from Monday, June 25, through Friday, June 29. Work hours will be 3PM through 7AM each night. During this time, the elevator will be inaccessible. Occupants and visitors will be directed to other elevators in Buildings 3, 5 & 10.

The elevator will be operational from 7AM-3PM daily.

Questions may be directed to the Customer Service Center.

[to top]

Building 8

Beginning on Saturday, January 13 and continuing for two weekends, flooring in the basement corridor of Building 8 is scheduled to be installed. Work is scheduled from 6AM on Saturday through 7AM on Monday. During both weekends, the hallway and the freight elevator on the basement level will be inaccessible. Occupants are encouraged to use the passenger elevators and stairs in Buildings 4, 10 and 16. See the attached floor plans for more information.

Phase I

Phase I is scheduled to begin Saturday, January 13 at 6AM, and will finish Monday, January 15 at 7AM. During this time, Corridor 8-000CC and adjacent labs, offices and facilities spaces will be inaccessible except as emergency egress. The phase I scope of work includes installation of new epoxy flooring.

Phase II

Phase II is scheduled to begin the following weekend, beginning Saturday, January 20 at 6AM, and finishing Monday, January 22 at 7AM. During this time, Corridor 8-000CB and adjacent labs, offices and facilities spaces, as well as a small portion of corridor 4-000CA, will be inaccessible except as emergency egress. The phase II scope of work includes installation of new epoxy flooring.

See the map for more information.

Questions may be directed to Bill Mackie.

Basement work

Beginning Monday evening, January 15, the Utilities Group is scheduled to continue an overnight project to replace hatch covers in the basement of Buildings 4 and 8. Anticipated work hours are 10PM - 6AM nightly, Monday through Thursday. Some noise and vibration is anticipated during work hours. Access to the corridors will not be affected during this phase. No shutdown is scheduled as part of this project. Work in this area is expected to continue for two weeks.

Questions may be directed to Greg Walson.

[to top]

Building 10

MIT.nano terrace

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

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

Questions may be directed to Andrew Corson.

Building 10 basement

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

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

Please note that a section of the Building 10 basement corridor that runs adjacent to the President’s Courtyard between Buildings 10 and 13 is scheduled to be closed temporarily December 7–8. Crews are scheduled to install flooring in the corridor Saturday, December 2 through Friday, December 8. The corridor will be closed temporarily December 7–8. See map for reference. Stairwells and elevators in the area will remain accessible, as will the entrance from President’s Courtyard. To circumvent the closed hallway, please seek alternate routes via the first floor of Building 10.

Questions about this work may be directed to Meredith Fydenkevez or Cherie Alexander.

Room 10-179

Renovation work is scheduled in Room 10-179 throughout June and July, consisting of updates to the HVAC, piping and electrical systems. Some noise is anticipated during this process.

Questions may be directed to Eric Ammondson.

[to top]

Building 12: MIT.nano

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

Building 13 sidewalk

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

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

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.

Buildings 26 & 32: steam line expansion

On Monday, April 2, crews are scheduled to recommence installation activities on the underground steam lines between Buildings 26 and 32. Daily work hours are scheduled from 5AM through 3:30PM. Phase II activities are anticipated to continue through the spring, weather permitting.

Construction work will be limited from 8AM-9:30AM daily to facilitate daycare drop-off. In addition, the area will be covered with steel plates at the end of the working day. Noise and vibration are anticipated. This project is expected to conclude in early spring.

The work zone will be inaccessible during work hours. Pedestrians will be rerouted through the interior corridors of Buildings 56, 16 and 26. Cyclists will be directed around the north of Building 32. The bicycle rack at the north side of Building 26 will be inaccessible throughout construction, and a temporary bicycle rack has been placed nearby. A police detail will be onsite throughout the duration of the work to direct pedestrians and traffic around the area. Access to the buildings will not be affected.

See the map for mor details.

Buildings 24 & 26 paving

On Tuesday, June 26, crews are scheduled to pave the area between Buildings 24 & 26, weather permitting. Noise, vibration and mild odor are anticipated during this activity. Hours of construction are scheduled from 7AM-5PM. A pedestrian pathway will be maintained during this work.

Questions can be directed to Andrew Corson.

[to top]

Building 13

As part of the Institute’s investment in infrastructure renewal, crews are scheduled to renew the façade of Building 13. This work includes masonry work, and cleaning and restoring the surfaces of the façade. Construction activities are targeted to begin this month with the installation of scaffolding along the north elevation, and are scheduled to continue through the fall of 2018. Project hours vary. Concrete forming and pouring are scheduled Monday through Saturday, 7AM-3PM. Chipping, demolition and washdown of the façade are scheduled for Sunday through Friday, 11PM-7AM. During construction, some noise and vibration are expected, with the noisiest activities scheduled to occur in the evening. Vibration will be monitored to help reduce impact to the occupants.

Construction is planned to be completed in sections, beginning on the northeast and MIT.nano courtyard façades. 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.

View a project overview to see a map of the construction area.

View the updated brief for Building 13.

Work sections and anticipated schedule

Please note: schedules are subject to change.

Section I – Northeast façade and MIT.nano courtyard (January 2018 – June 2018)

  • Scaffolding - for north façade only (January 2018 – February 2018)
  • Cleaning and masonry repair (March 2018 – May 2018)
  • Demobilization (May 2018 – June 2018)

Section II – Northwest and west façades (February 2018 – September 2018)

  • Scaffolding - for north façade only (February 2018)
  • Cleaning and masonry repair (June 2018 – August 2018)
  • Demobilization (August 2018 – September 2018)

Section III – South façade including the President’s Courtyard (October 2018 – November 2018)

  • Cleaning and masonry repair (October 2018 – November 2018)

Scope

  • Scaffolding: Beginning in January, scaffolding is scheduled to be erected along the north façade of Building 13. This staging will serve as a platform for work crews during the remainder of construction. This initial work is scheduled to take place Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Some noise is anticipated during this operation, with high levels of noise at the scaffolding connection points. Please note, upper floors will be accessed by swing staging, and the south, west and MIT.nano-facing elevations will be primarily accessed by lifts.
  • Cleaning: Crews will be pressure washing the façade as part of the renewal of Building 13. This work is scheduled for day-time hours.
  • Masonry repair and restoration: The team will repair cracked and damaged concrete. This work will include the chipping of concrete spalls, recoating of rebar, concrete patching and the rebuilding of the lower beams. This work is expected to be noisy, and is scheduled for the evening to minimize disruptions during the day.

President’s Courtyard fencing

On Monday, March 12 from 6AM – 3PM, crews are scheduled to begin the installation of fencing around the perimeter of the President’s Courtyard, located between Buildings 3, 10, 11 and 13. This fencing will create a safe egress path through the courtyard during façade renovation work, as well as an access lane for construction vehicles. Fence installation is anticipated to be completed by the end of the week.

Buildings 10 & 13 temporary egress closures

Beginning Monday, March 12, two existing egress points from Buildings 10 and 13 will be temporarily closed. These closures are necessary to complete renovation work along the façades of Building 10. During this work, occupants will be directed to alternate exits. These closures are scheduled through December 2018.

View the map for information.

President’s Courtyard staging

Beginning Monday, March 19 scaffolding is scheduled to be erected along the President’s Courtyard façade of Building 10. Crews will construct the scaffolding from the basement level to the fourth floors. A drive lane will be fenced off along the north side of the courtyard adjacent to Building 13, allowing trucks to access the area. Anticipated hours of work are 6AM-3PM. Intermittent noise is expected as the scaffolding is attached to the buildings. This work is scheduled through April. The scaffolding will be in place for the duration of the façade renewal project for Building 10, which will be ongoing through December 2018.

View the schedule for more detail.

Questions about this work may be directed to Gerhard Sinani.

[to top]

Buildings 18

Beginning Monday, June 11, crews are scheduled to survey the façade condition of Building 18 using a lift. Anticipated work hours are from 6AM to 3PM daily. All entrances to Building 18 will remain accessible during work hours. Some low-level noise from the lift is expected intermittently throughout the day. This work is anticipated to last through June 22.

Questions may be directed to Silas Keenan.

[to top]

Buildings 32-39

Crews are scheduled to upgrade roof access doors in Buildings 32 through 39 over the next month and a half. During this time, work will also include some telephone, data, and electrical power upgrades in corridors, electric rooms, and IT closets.

Exploratory work is scheduled to begin this week, with construction activities scheduled to begin in Building 32 next week. Anticipated hours are Monday through Friday, 5AM–2PM. Some low-level noise is expected, with heavy noise planned to conclude before 9AM. This work is anticipated to conclude by mid-May.

Questions may be directed to Eric Ammondson.

[to top]

Building 35

Beginning Wednesday, March 21, crews are scheduled to paint the east stairwell of Building 35. Working hours are from 6AM through 3PM, Monday-Friday. This stairwell work will be phased to accommodate Building 37 pedestrian bridge traffic. Some mild odor is expected. During this work, the east stairwell will be inaccessible, and signage will be posted directing occupants to the other stairwell. This project is scheduled through April 2.

Questions may be directed to Karen Rennell.

[to top]

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.

Traffic patterns are scheduled to change on Albany Street at the Portland Street intersection. Beginning Thursday, April 12, Albany Street at the Central Utility Plant site is scheduled to be narrowed to one lane from Portland Street to the Albany Street Garage (N4) in preparation for Phase 2 steel structure construction. During this time, jersey barriers and fencing will be installed. Traffic through this area will be one-way from the Albany Street Garage to the intersection of Albany and Portland Streets. Traffic will remain two-way from the Albany Street Garage entrance to Main Street. The project is scheduled to conclude in 2020.

View a map showing changes in traffic patterns, sidewalk closures and alternate pedestrian routes.

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

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

Phase 2: Steel (Spring 2018 – Spring 2019)

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

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

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

Construction activities - April through July

Eversource will be intermittently working next to the site located next to the Albany Street garage. The street will be narrowed and traffic will be delayed in the area.

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

The following activities are scheduled to take place April through July:

  • Removal of soil
  • Installation of shoring for gas turbine pads
  • Installation of foundation walls
  • Installation of structural steel frame
  • Beginning Thursday, April 12, Albany Street is scheduled to be narrowed to one lane from Portland Street to the Albany Street Garage (N4). 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 entrance to Main Street.

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.

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.

[to top]

Building 50

Retaining wall

Crews are scheduled to begin repairs to the retaining wall located at the north side of Walker Memorial, Building 50. Anticipated construction hours are Monday through Friday, 7AM-3:30PM. Demolition activities are scheduled for the first week of construction, November 6-10, with noisy work beginning after 9AM. This project is expected to conclude at the end of December.

The work zone will be inaccessible during the demolition phase from November 6-10, except as use as emergency egress. The bicycle rack at the north side of Building 50 will remain inaccessible throughout construction, and a temporary bicycle rack will be placed nearby. Walker Memorial will remain open and accessible throughout construction. Signage will be posted throughout.

See the map for more details.

Questions about this work may be directed to Mike DeRoche.

Basement work

Beginning January 29, the Utilities Group is scheduled to continue an overnight project to replace hatch covers in the basement of Building 3. Anticipated work hours are 9PM - 6AM nightly, Monday through Thursday. Some noise and vibration is anticipated during work hours. Access to the corridors will not be affected during this phase. No shutdown is scheduled as part of this project.

Questions may be directed to Greg Walson.

[to top]

Building 56

Mechanical systems insulation

As part of an ongoing energy conservation project, weekend work is scheduled in Building 56 on Saturday, April 14. Anticipated work hours are 4AM-2PM. This work involves insulation repair on the mechanical and piping systems in room 56-940. No noise or vibration is anticipated.

Questions about this renovation work may be directed to Jack Mannion.

[to top]

Building E17

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

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

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

See a map of alternate entrances.

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

Mechanical systems insulation

As part of an ongoing energy conservation project, weekend work is scheduled in Building E17 on Saturday, March 31. Anticipated work hours are 4AM-2PM. This work involves insulation repair on the mechanical and piping systems in room E17-711. No noise or vibration is anticipated.

Questions about this renovation work may be directed to Jack Mannion.

[to top]

Building E18

As part of an ongoing energy conservation project, weekend work is scheduled on the seventh floor of Building E18 on Saturday, March 31. Anticipated work hours are 4AM-2PM. This work involves insulation repair on the mechanical and piping systems in room E18-716. No noise or vibration is anticipated.

Questions about this renovation work may be directed to Jack Mannion.

[to top]

Building E19

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

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

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

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

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

Restroom renovations

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

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

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

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

Main Street temporary entrance closure

Beginning Monday, May 14 the entrance to Building E19 along Main Street will be temporarily closed while renovation work is completed in the lobby. Anticipated hours are 6AM-3PM, Monday through Friday. The Main Street elevator will remain in service, but occupants are encouraged to use the Ames Street lobby elevators. This work is scheduled to continue for one week.

Alternate entrances to Building E19 from Ames Street and the E19 parking lot will remain available throughout construction.

Questions may be directed to Lachlan Patterson.

[to top]

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.

Chilled water line installation

Starting on January 8, crews are scheduled to install a chilled water line in the street that will be connected to Building E40. Pedestrians will be rerouted onto the newly paved area. This work is anticipated to be complete by mid-February. All areas will be protected with fencing or pedestrian barriers. All the sidewalks will be repaired with finished concrete when this work is complete, and the fence line back will be relocated to the side of the building.

Questions may be directed to Sarah Yazici.

[to top]

Building E60: Bergstrom Garden

On Wednesday, May 2, crews are scheduled to begin work on the Bergstrom Garden behind Building E60. Anticipated hours are Monday through Saturday, 7AM-4PM. This landscape renovation project will consist of installing plant material, site lighting, irrigation, grading, mulching and sodding. Some noise is expected from larger equipment on site to move trees and shrubs, and for grading. This work is anticipated to be complete by mid-June.

Questions may be directed to Jennifer Combs.

[to top]

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 2018

  • From June 25 through July 6, crews will install a final section of piping for the MIT steam system across Amherst Street between Ames and Carleton streets. This first phase will create a work zone on the southern side of Amherst Street.
  • From July 9 -27, the work zone will flip to the northern side of Amherst street for steam system installation. During the second phase, the northern sidewalk will be closed with pedestrians being redirected to nearby crosswalks.
  • The stairs on the Dock Street side of Building E23 are under construction. Some noise is anticipated during this work. The stair will remain accessible during construction.
  • The Charlotte’s Way walkway will be closed on Saturday, June 23 as crews prep to relocate the walkway closer to Building E25. The walkway is scheduled to reopen at 5PM.
  • The block of Wadsworth Street from Amherst Street (between Buildings E51 and E52) and Main Street is closed to vehicular traffic. Wadsworth Street from Memorial Drive to Amherst Street is one-way from Memorial Drive toward Amherst Street during the day, and two-way after 4PM.
  • Utility work will continue on the North side of Hayward Street and will have trucks entering and exiting onto Main Street.
  • Amherst Street will have a one-way traffic pattern going towards Ames Street. However, if Longfellow Bridge construction requires a weekend bridge closure, Amherst traffic will be opened up to two ways to allow Eastgate resident parking access.
  • Additional earth support will be installed and the slurry wall continues to be chipped down around site 3. This work can create noise and vibration in the area directly next to the work. The work areas will move frequently, so any disruptions should be limited to a day or two.
  • 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.
  • Steel Installation for Site 4 Garage and Building will continue. Steel will be delivered to the site via Amherst Street to Carleton Street.
  • Work continues on the Kendall Garage behind 292 Main (E38), 290 Main (E39), and 238 Main (E48). This includes concrete deck placements at the Site 4 Garage, and construction of the future auto ramp.
  • Trucking for Site 5 will continue, as well as daily deliveries of steel and concrete via Amherst Street to Carlton Street, and daily trucking to remove material from the site Amherst Street to Carlton Street.
  • E38 interior and exterior renovation activities will continue, and will be serviced from Gate 11 (Between T and E38) and Gate 7 (Carleton Street). Staging at the West Elevation will be dismantled next week, via Gate 11.
  • E39 Foundation installation has started and is being serviced from Gate 7 (Carleton Street), and Gate 1 on Main Street.
  • Police details will be utilized throughout the project area to assist with pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
  • Hayward Street will be closed from Main Street to Amherst 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.

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

[to top]

Building NW14

In order to place a new fan unit on the roof of NW14, a crane is scheduled to be located along Albany Street on Saturday, March 3 from 9AM to 3PM. The crane will be parked in the eastbound lane of the street. The travel lane eastbound will be temporarily impeded, and east/west traffic will be intermittently stopped. Signage will be posted to reroute pedestrians around the site. A police detail will be present to direct traffic and pedestrians around the area.

Questions about this work may be directed to Daina Allison.

[to top]

Building W20

LaVerde's Market is scheduled to undergo construction to make improvements at their Student Center location. During IAP, they are expanding their footprint by moving their office and stockroom into a portion of an adjacent space, W20-106. All work in this phase will be confined to the W20-106 area. Construction noise is expected during this project. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 6AM to 3PM. Construction is anticipated to be complete by Friday, February 5. The next phase of construction, making improvements to the retail space, will begin in June.

Questions about this work may be directed to Jennifer Combs.

[to top]

Building W46 - 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.

Foundation commencement

Demolition of the West Garage is complete, and the project has begun foundation activities. Pile installation is underway. Over 350 piles will be driven down to bedrock, which is approximately 150 feet deep. The piles will be the support structure on which the new residence foundation will be constructed. Pile driving activities will run from June 2018 to September 2018.

Weekend work is scheduled to occur onsite throughout June. Anticipated hours are 9AM-6PM on Saturdays. There may be an increase in truck traffic during these times. Noise and vibration are anticipated during construction hours.

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.

Increased truck traffic

Truck traffic at and around the Vassar Street Residence Hall construction site has increased as piles are delivered to the site. Please be alert and use caution when walking in the area. Police will be stationed along Vassar Street to assist with traffic and pedestrians. Vehicles may experience minor delays during delivery time. Deliveries are scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 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.

[to top]

Building W51C

Work is scheduled to begin Monday, June 11, to remove and replace the aging steam system servicing Building W51C. Anticipated hours of construction are Monday through Friday, 9AM-3PM. All entrances and exits will be accessible throughout construction. The wheelchair access ramp may be temporarily redirected during construction, but will remain available at all times. The target completion date for this work is late July.

Questions may be directed to Vaughn Crayton.

[to top]

Building W64

Minor excavation work is scheduled along Vassar Street in front of Building W64 to repair an underground pipe. This work is scheduled from Wednesday, May 2, through Friday, May 4. Anticipated work hours for this project are from 9AM to 3PM daily. Intermittent noise is expected during this operation. Pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic will not be impacted by this work.

Questions may be directed to Vaughn Crayton.

[to top]

Building W70

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

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

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

Electrical tie-in

Electrical work is scheduled in West Campus to tie-in Building W70’s new electrical sub-station. This work is scheduled to begin at 5AM on Monday, June 11, and continue through 5PM on Thursday, June 14. 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 in West Campus and throughout Buildings 1, 3, 5, 7 & 7A. Every precaution has been to taken to diminish this risk during this required electrical systems work.

Amherst Alley temporary closure

On Friday, June 22, underground utility work is scheduled along Amherst Alley in front of New House, Building W70. Amherst Alley will be closed in front of Building W70 on this day to vehicular traffic, which will be rerouted to Memorial Drive. Pedestrian traffic in front of Building W70 will be rerouted to the north side of Amherst Alley next to Brigg’s Field. Work hours are 7AM-7PM.

The Tech Shuttle route has been altered for the summer. No shuttle stops will be made on Amherst Alley. 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.

Signage to direct pedestrians and traffic will be posted.

Questions may be directed to Kevin Carr.

[to top]

250 Albany Street: Grounds relocation

As work concludes on the Grounds Department relocation at 250 Albany Street, please note traffic patterns are scheduled to temporarily shift for road surfacing. Beginning Thursday, June 21, crews will be paving the new Grounds location lot, and on Friday and Saturday, milling and paving the adjacent section of Albany Street. Anticipated construction hours are 8AM-5PM for this work, with noisy work beginning after 9AM. This project is expected to continue through Saturday, June 23, weather permitting.

The travel lanes will be narrowed to a single lane during this process, and the sidewalk may be temporarily inaccessible. Temporary crosswalks will be placed to allow pedestrian access around the site. The milling and paving of Albany Street will temporarily impede traffic, 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. Noise and odor are anticipated during these activities.

Questions may be directed to Camille Mekdeci.

[to top]

COSMOS: Building systems barcoding

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to barcode assets maintained by our department in Buildings across MIT, 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 during the time periods designated below.

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.

  • Building 26: March 12 - April 6
  • Building 56: March 13 - April 6
  • Building 68: March 19 - April 13
  • Building E14: March 7 - March 16
  • Building E15: March 12 - March 23

Questions may be directed to Taylor Phelps.

[to top]

Steam Trap Project

The Department of Facilities is scheduled to inspect and repair radiator steam traps throughout campus. Radiator steam traps are typically located at every metal radiator or fin-tube equipment used to provide heat to a space. These maintenance repairs will allow for increased energy efficiency and safety in our buildings. This work is scheduled to take place 7AM to 3PM during the time periods designated below.

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

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

  • Building 1: June 11 - July 31
  • Building 3: June 11 - July 31
  • Building 4: June 11 - July 31
  • Building 5: June 11 - July 31
  • Building 6: June 11 - July 31
  • Building 7: June 11 - July 31
  • Building 8: June 11 - July 31
  • Building 24: June 11 - July 31
  • Building 35: June 11 - July 31
  • Building 41: June 11 - July 31
  • Building 44: June 11 - July 31
  • Building NW12: June 11 - July 31
  • Building NW21: June 11 - July 31
  • Building W31 & W32: June 11 - July 31
  • Building W59: June 11 - July 31

Questions may be directed to Nate Fanning.

[to top]

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 potential for additional work scheduled through 8PM.

Phase 1: May-June activities

Limited work began May 15 and is scheduled to continue through mid-June. This work requires the team to install a section of pipe from the West Parking Lot (between Buildings W89 and W79) under the MBTA tracks while the tracks are taken out of service for maintenance. During this work pedestrian access across the tracks will be maintained with modifications to the path. Impacts from the work will include minor traffic and parking alterations in the West Parking Lot. Work will occupy five parking spaces during this phase.

Phase 2: August 2018 – fall 2019

The project is scheduled to occur in phases, with major construction planned to begin in August 2018 and continue through the fall of 2019. Crews are scheduled to work on short sections of the pipe. During this phase, the Tech Shuttle route is scheduled to be temporarily detoured to bypass a section of Amherst Alley. In addition, the access gate to the Westgate Lot will be temporarily moved to the corner of Amherst Alley and Vassar Street.

Contact Alison Crowley for questions.

[to top]

Eversource work

Eversource is scheduled to begin overnight gas main work at the intersection of Mass Ave and Vassar Street on Sunday, April 29. Nightly working hours are 7PM-5AM. During this time, Eversource will be trenching the roadway to access and restore the gas main line. Noise and vibration are anticipated. During working hours, traffic lanes will be altered on Vassar Street and Mass Ave. This work is scheduled through May 12.

At the completion of work in this area, Eversource will continue work on Mass Ave toward Albany Street. More details about this work, including working hours, will be distributed in the coming weeks.

Contact Eversource representative John Leskow for questions.

[to top]

Mass Ave closure

Starting Friday, June 15 at 8PM, and continuing through noon on Saturday, June 16, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) will implement a road closure along Mass Ave between Vassar and Albany Streets. The road and sidewalk will be fully closed and impassable during this time. This closure is necessary to work on the railroad track located across Mass Ave.

A detour will be in place, and signage will be posted. A police detail will be on site to direct pedestrians and traffic. Pedestrians are advised to cross the railroad tracks at Main Street, the path from the rear of the Albany Garage (N4) to Vassar Street, or the pathway adjacent to Building W59 leading to the railroad crossing between west and northwest campus.

[to top]

Memorial Drive

Pedestrian Advisory: Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Starting on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, and continuing for approximately two weeks, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will implement a sidewalk closure along Memorial Drive (residential side) in the City of Cambridge between Danforth Street and Endicott Street to accommodate sidewalk replacement work. A detour will be in place, and a police detail will be on site.

Traffic Advisory: Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Starting on Sunday, June 10, 2018, and continuing for approximately two weeks, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will implement various lane closures along Memorial Drive (westbound) in the City of Cambridge between Wadsworth Street and Massachusetts Avenue from 7:00PM to 5:00AM to accommodate milling and paving operations. Traffic patterns will be clearly marked, and a police detail will be on site.

For more information, visit the DCR site.

For questions, to report issues and concerns related to construction, email mass.parks@state.ma.us.

[to top]

One Broadway

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

Contact CSL Consulting for questions.

[to top]

Subscribe to receive notifications of construction updates.


 Buildings 4, 8 and 10
 CONTACT INFO

Facilities

Department Directory

Communications

Monica Lee
Senior Communications Officer

making MIT work Massachusetts Institute of Technology