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September 25, 2020



Building 3
Building 4
Building 7
Building 13
Building 14
Building 17
Building 24
Building 26
Building 36
Building 42C: Central Utilities Plant
Building 44
Building 46
Building 54
  Buildings E14, E15, and E23
Building E17
Building E18
Building E25
East Campus, Kendall Square
Building N4 (Albany Street Garage)
Building W8
Building W16
Building W46 (Vassar St residence hall)
Ames Street and Memorial Drive
Amherst Alley
Vassar Street
Wadsworth Street


Building 3

A suite of first-floor labs is scheduled to be renovated on the first-floor of Building 3. Full construction activities will commence in the summer of 2020 with crews working Monday-Friday, 6AM- 3PM. Some weekend and evening work is expected. This renovation work will generate some noise from demolition activities. Any activities generating loud noise will be scheduled to conclude by 8:30 AM.

Questions may be directed to Brian Donnellan.

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Building 4

Fourth floor EAPS renovation

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

Construction activities are scheduled to proceed through August of 2020, with crews working Monday-Friday, 6AM–3PM. This renovation work will generate some noise from construction activities. Any activities generating loud noise are scheduled to conclude by 8AM.

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

Crane work

A crane is scheduled to be in Killian Court from August 26-28. The entrance to Building 4 at Killian Court and the adjacent ramp will remain accessible to occupants per the Institute access plan.

Construction activities are scheduled from 6AM–4PM each day. The crane will be used to hoist staging and materials to the interior courtyard between Buildings 4 & 6. There will be some noise from work on the roof and engine noise from the crane. The crane and construction vehicles will be entering and exiting the site through the courtyard via Memorial Drive. A police detail will be onsite to direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic, and signage will be posted.

Questions may be directed to Cherie Alexander.

Service elevator renewal

Work is scheduled to start on Monday, July 27, to renew the service elevator located in Building 4. The work will include installing new equipment and a new cab. Anticipated work hours are 6AM to 2PM, Monday-Friday, with some noisy work scheduled during the earlier morning hours. Most of the work will take place in the elevator machine room and elevator shaft; no impact to the corridor is anticipated. Signage will be posted. This project is scheduled through the end of December. Any associated shutdowns will be announced in a separate notification.

Questions about this work may be directed to Brigid McCauley.

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Building 7

As part of the Institute’s investment in infrastructure renewal, work is scheduled to renew the dome of Building 7. This work includes masonry, metal flashing, skylight and waterproofing repairs on the Building 7 dome and roof replacement on the upper roof of Building 7. Also included will be repairs to the water-damaged decorative plaster ceiling above the main lobby.

Preparatory activities are underway at the Building 7 dome. Crews will be working on the roof of Building 7 and in the Main parking lot between Buildings 3 & 5 throughout this process. Some low-level noise is expected as scaffolding, fencing, and tree protection are constructed. No disturbance to pedestrian traffic is anticipated.

Typical construction hours are 6AM – 3PM, with some Saturday work expected. Construction activities are targeted to begin in August. Details about construction will be released when they are finalized. This project is anticipated to continue through the spring of 2021.

Crane work

A crane is scheduled to be on site Wednesday through Friday, August 19-21, to hoist materials to the Building 7 roof, weather permitting. The crane will be located between Buildings 7A and 11, and crews are scheduled to assemble scaffolding in a staging area between Buildings 11 and 13. Anticipated hours are 6AM through 4PM daily.

During these work hours, access to the Building 7A courtyard will be restricted, and the Building 3 loading dock will be inaccessible. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained. The President’s Courtyard between Buildings 10, 11, and 13 will be inaccessible except as emergency egress. Police will be onsite to direct pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Most access will be restored after work hours each day, except the Building 13 loading dock which will not be available for truck deliveries from 6AM on August 20 through 4PM on August 21.

Questions may be directed to Eric Ammondson.

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Building 13

Lab spaces located on the third floor of Building 13 are scheduled for renovation. On Monday, June 29, demolition of the existing space in rooms 13-3015, 3019, and 3023 is scheduled to begin. Work hours are weekdays from 6AM-2PM, with occasional night and weekend hours. Some noise is anticipated during construction.

Occasionally during construction, crews will complete work in the corridors and on the roof of Building 13; a notification will be sent when the details of this work are known. This project is scheduled through the fall of 2020.

Questions may be directed to Julie Azzinaro.

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Building 14

Library renovation

In an effort to modernize Hayden Library as a state-of-the art facility, a renovation project is scheduled to begin in Building 14. This renovation will include the first and second floors of Hayden Library and their mezzanine levels. Design goals include creating an expansion of the 24-hour reading room, a café, more and varied study spaces, and flexible teaching and event space.

Construction is underway in the Hayden Library. During construction, the library will be closed to the MIT community. Signage has been posted throughout. Anticipated work hours are 7AM – 2PM Monday to Friday, with potential for additional work to be scheduled when applicable. During this construction, noise and vibration are expected, with high levels of noise concluding by 9AM. This work is scheduled through the end of 2020.

Construction Update

Courtyard demolition is scheduled to conclude by the end of August. Construction of two exterior ADA accessible ramps is currently underway with an anticipated conclusion in September. Additionally, exterior window replacement is ongoing and is targeted to be complete by the end of October 2020.

Questions may be directed to Joyand Charles.

Classroom renovation

Beginning Monday, June 29, demolition activities are scheduled to take place in room 14-325 for a classroom renovation. Anticipated work hours for this project are Monday through Friday, 6AM-2PM. Heavy noise is planned to conclude by 8:30AM, with some occasional light noise for the duration of the work day. Construction is scheduled through mid-September.

Questions may be directed to Gianna Salvaggio.

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Building 17

For more than 80 years, MIT’s Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel has been a powerful testing tool for aviation and space flight innovation, advancing research for industry leaders as well as MIT. Today, a project is underway to build an upgraded wind tunnel on the same site as the original, which will be dismantled. When completed, the new facility will be the largest, most advanced academic wind tunnel in the country.

The project will include a full rehabilitation of Building 17, as well as some infrastructure work in the first-floor electrical room in Building 37 and in the Building 33 Hangar. Construction is expected to be completed in Spring 2021.

Construction activities

Regular construction hours will be 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday-Friday.

Note that the alley between Buildings 17 and 31 is closed to vehicular access and is expected to remain closed for the duration of the project. Pedestrian access will be maintained to the Building 33 entry, and construction and emergency vehicles will continue to travel through the alley. Access to the Building 35 loading dock will also remain available.

Construction phases

  • Phase I – Demolition (September 2019 – December 2019)
    • Work hours during demolition are scheduled for weekdays 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
    • The wind tunnel will be dismantled and removed from the site. During this phase, some noise is expected.
  • Phase II – Site utility work (December 2019 – February 2020)
    • During this phase excavation activities will generate some noise and vibration.
  • Phase III – Construction (Spring 2020 – Spring 2021)
    • Foundation work (Spring 2020)
    • Prefab construction (Summer 2020 – Spring 2021)
    • Site restoration (Spring 2021)

Building 17 work

Crews are scheduled to continue forming and pouring concrete for the new Building 17 foundations. Below grade waterproofing will be installed on the new elevator and steam pits. Also during this time, there will be some ongoing demolition of the Building 17 façade and within the building. Moderate noise and some odor are expected.

Site utility work along the south side of the site and into the North Corridor will be ongoing during this time. Backfilling of excavated areas is scheduled to begin and dewatering equipment will be removed from the site. Some noise is to be expected with this work.

Building 37 work

Crews are scheduled to continue interior fitout work in the Building 37 basement. Low levels of noise are expected during this operation.

Questions may be directed to Eric Ammondson.

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Building 24

A classroom located on the third floor of Building 24 is scheduled to be renovated beginning Monday, June 29. Demolition and construction activities are scheduled to take place in room 24-307. Anticipated work hours for this project are Monday through Friday, 6AM-2PM. Heavy noise is planned to conclude by 8:30AM, with some occasional light noise for the duration of the work day. Construction is scheduled through mid-September.

Questions may be directed to Gianna Salvaggio.

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Building 26

IS&T upgrades

An IS&T upgrade project is underway in Building 26. Crews are scheduled to work in corridors and areas throughout all floors of Building 26 during this project. Access to rooms and other spaces will be coordinated individually with the occupants.

Anticipated hours are Monday through Friday from 6AM-2PM. Mild noise is anticipated during construction, with higher levels of noise concluding by 8:30AM daily.

Questions may be directed to Abel Landaverde.

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Building 36

In order to create a new optics lab, Rooms 36-189, 36-193, and the adjacent corridor, 36-100CC, have been redesigned. As part of this project, the mail room currently located in room 36-193 will be relocated to room 36-305. On Monday, September 21, demolition of the existing space is scheduled to begin. Work hours are daily from 6AM-3PM. This project is scheduled through the end of January.

Noise is anticipated during construction, with high level of noise and vibration concluding by 8:30AM daily. During construction, the exterior exit door to rooms 189 and 193 in Building 36 is scheduled to be closed permanently and the adjacent loading dock will be demolished; a notification will be sent when the details of this work are known. No hallway closures within Building 36 are anticipated.

Questions may be directed to Dan DeRoche.

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Building 42C: Central Utilities Plant

Construction is underway on an upgrade to MIT’s Central Utilities Plant, which includes the construction of a building on the former N10 Annex Parking lot. Hours for this work are 7AM – 5PM Monday-Friday with some weekend and evening work expected.

The project is scheduled to conclude in 2020.

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

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

Phase 2: Steel (Spring 2018 – Spring 2019)

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

Phase 3: Interiors, streetscape

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.

Construction activities

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

Building 42 alley/fire lane closure

The alley/fire lane between Building 42 and the railroad tracks is 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.

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Building 44

Demolition activities are underway as MIT proceeds with the College of Computing on the site of Building 44. As part of its mission to enhance the student experience, the project will establish a home for the new College of Computing.

Below you’ll find an overview and high-level schedule for the major phases of construction. Anticipated construction hours are 7AM – 3PM, Monday-Friday with some weekend and evening work expected. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Enabling activities

During this phase, crews will prepare the site for construction. Activities include closure of the Building 44 parking lot, utility work, and test pit investigations. Beginning the week of March 16, crews are scheduled to install fencing around Building 44 and the adjacent parking lot to establish the construction perimeter.

  • Two-way traffic will be maintained on Vassar Street. Construction vehicles will travel through the area.
  • The railroad crossing from the Albany Street garage (N4) will be maintained, though the location may be altered as construction proceeds.
  • The project team will coordinate with other projects along Vassar Street to maintain access around the site.

Demolition activities

Building 44 is scheduled to be demolished beginning in late August. Cranes, excavators, and sawcutters will be used to disassemble the structure and materials will be hauled offsite. Geotech borings will be performed onsite as foundation work commences. Noise and some vibration are anticipated during this work, but will not be extensive.

Questions may be directed to Travis Wanat.

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Building 46

On September 10, maintenance work is scheduled to begin in a several spaces and the underpass area of Building 46 to replace an MRI machine. Crews are scheduled to begin work Thursday, September 10, in rooms 46-1158, 46-1158a, 46-1158aa, and in the northern alley/loading dock under Building 46 off of Main Street.

Work hours are 7AM to approximately 3PM daily. The work area will be secured, and the alley will be partially blocked during panel removal work; the work area will have additional vehicles in place on September 14-15 while the MRI is removed and replaced. Truck traffic in the area will be increased through during this operation.

Questions may be directed to Dan DeRoche.

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Building 54

As part of the Institute’s investment in infrastructure renewal, work is underway to renew Building 54. This work includes replacing the roof system, and restoring the façade and building systems. Preparatory activities for this work are underway with various building testing. Construction hours are 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM, with some overnight work expected. During this construction, noise and vibration are expected.

Demolition

Demolition is underway throughout Building 54. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems are being demolished from the top floors down, and the bathrooms are undergoing demolition from the second floor up. All restrooms have been closed for the duration of the project.

See an overview of the project from the 2019 townhall here.

View the latest townhall presentation here.

Questions may be directed to Sarah MacDonald.

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Buildings E14, E15, and E23 pathway

Temporary trailers have been installed in the courtyard between Buildings E14, E15, and E23. The pathway between Buildings E15 and E23 will remain accessible to pedestrian traffic.

Questions may be directed to Camille Mekdeci.

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Building E17

Work is scheduled in and around the Prather Lab on the fifth floor of Building E17. Construction activities are scheduled from 6AM–2PM. This renovation work will generate some noise. Any activities generating loud noise are scheduled to conclude by 8AM.

Questions may be directed to Jack Mannion.

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Building E18

As part of an ongoing project, crews will be working in and around the E18 6th floor Media Lab research lab, and the mechanical penthouse on the 7th floor. Anticipated work hours are from 6AM-6PM daily. Some mild noise is anticipated.

Questions may be directed to Jack Mannion.

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Building E25

Two office suite renovations are scheduled on the first and second floors of Building E25. Beginning Monday, July 6, demolition activities are scheduled to take place in rooms E25-131 and E25-201, 202, 204, 206, 210, and 214 to create a new Center for Translational Research for IMES and CRC. Additionally, renovations are scheduled for the first-floor public restrooms, E25-123 and E25-125. Occupants will be directed to other restrooms during this work.

Anticipated work hours are 6AM-2PM. Heavy noise is planned to conclude by 8:30AM daily, with some occasional light noise for the duration of the work day. These activities will be contained within the rooms. This project is scheduled through February. Signage will be posted.

Questions may be directed to Gianna Salvaggio.

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East Campus: Kendall Square Initiative

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

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

Construction in Kendall Square kicked off in September 2016. Ultimately, this visionary project will deliver a dynamic blend of uses in the area, including graduate student, market rate, and affordable housing; lab and research space; innovation space; retail and open space; and a new facility for the MIT Museum. 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 Holly Sutherland.

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)

Patient parking for MIT Medical will remain available.

  • 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.

Amherst and Wadsworth Streets 2-way

Traffic patterns on Amherst and Wadsworth Streets have returned to two-way access. Some utility and restoration work is scheduled to continue along Amherst Street and the northern sidewalk. Police details will be in the area to direct pedestrians and traffic as needed.

Medical parking lot shift

The entrance to the MIT Medical parking lot is scheduled to shift on Monday, January 20. Access to the lot from Carleton Street will be removed, and a new entrance will be established along Amherst Street. The ambulance ramp will remain open for drop-off or pick-up.

MBTA Kendall Station work

The MBTA is anticipated to commence work at the Kendall Square inbound train station beginning January 27. Access to the station is scheduled to be maintained throughout construction. Signage will be posted directing users to alternate entrances. The renovation and modernization of the Kendall Square inbound MBTA station is scheduled through Spring 2022.

Construction Updates – September 2020

  • The Building E40 loading dock ramp and the sidewalk on the Hayward Street side of the building will be installed throughout September. The work will include the removal of the remainder of temporary plywood ramp/door and sidewalk in that area out to Amherst Street and will require pedestrian shifts.
  • Staging will be installed for Site 3 behind Building E40 starting September 14. Crew will usethis to install an exterior metal panel system just below the cantilevered girders. This work will continue through November.
  • The Medical Lot entrance is now on Amherst Street. The northern section of the ambulance drop-off/pick-up ramp at Carleton Street has reopened to allow patients to drive to the door from the south ramp entrance and continue straight to exit from the north ramp. Personnel are in place to direct patients to Medical from the lot.
  • Access to Wadsworth Street from Main Street is closed to all traffic. The Sloan and Eastgate lot entrance is closed at Wadsworth Street through this phase. Construction vehicles and equipment will continue to be set up and operate in this area and at the intersection with Wadsworth Street. The noisiest work will come from the intermittent use of vacuum trucks.
  • 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.
  • 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 Holly Sutherland.

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Building N4 (Albany Street Garage)

In order to repair concrete throughout the Albany Street Garage, work is underway in Building N4. Anticipated hours are 7AM-4PM, Monday through Friday. The garage will remain open for the duration of the project and pedestrian access will remain throughout. During the project, areas on the first, second, and roof levels will be temporarily blocked off, and the central ramp will be shut down on all floors; signage will be posted in advance of work within these areas. Moderate noise from chipping is expected. This project is scheduled through the end of September.

Questions may be directed to Alexander Campbell.

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Building W8

In an effort to support the Institute’s student-athletes and enhance the experience of the teams and the community, the Pierce Boathouse is scheduled to undergo renovation. Beginning Monday, December 16, crews will mobilize onsite at Building W8. Anticipated hours are Monday through Friday from 7AM through 3PM, with deliveries happening after 9AM. Some noise is expected. Access to the boathouse will be restricted for the duration of construction. This project is anticipated to conclude in 2020.

The boathouse will receive new windows, updates to docks and launching areas, and a deck extension to add a second means of egress. Inside, the renovation will include multiple building updates, including larger men’s and women’s locker rooms, expanded boat storage, new offices, and increased training spaces as well as a meeting area and other building upgrades.

Memorial Drive lane closure

Beginning Thursday, December 19, a right lane closure will be implemented along Memorial Drive towards Boston between Audrey Street and Endicott Street. Traffic patterns will be clearly marked. A police detail will be on site during construction hours weekdays between 9AM and 3:30PM.

Questions may be directed to Marty Deluga.

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Building W16: Kresge Lot

Beginning Wednesday, September 9, crews are scheduled to investigate manholes in various exterior locations around the west campus near Kresge Auditorium. This work is scheduled through Tuesday, September 15. Anticipated daily hours are 7AM-5PM. During this time, individual manholes will be cordoned off and opened to assess existing utility conditions. Each inspection will last approximately 2 hours. No heavy machinery will be used. The area will remain open and accessible during this time.

Questions may be directed to Sarah Yazici.

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Building W46 - New Vassar Street Residence Hall

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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 – 11PM, Sunday-Saturday.

The following changes to travel lanes on Vassar Street 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.

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-11PM daily. Some noise is expected throughout this process.

Temporary changes to the railroad crossing path

Utilities work is underway along the pathway adjacent to Building W59 leading to the railroad crossing between west and northwest campus. Fencing has been installed to direct pedestrians and cyclists safely around the worksite. The new path will be narrower than the existing path, so users are urged to use caution and courtesy when traversing the route for the duration of construction.

Regular weekend work

Regular extended weekend work is scheduled to occur at the new Vassar Street Residence Hall site from the end of July through November. Anticipated work hours are Saturdays from 7AM-6PM, with occasional Sunday work. A reduced crew will be onsite on weekends for delivery and installation of interior finish work and some exterior work. There may be an increase in truck traffic during this work. Minimal noise is anticipated.

Blue emergency telephone temporary removal

On Friday, August 21, the blue emergency telephone located along Pacific Corridor next to the Vassar Street Residence Hall project is scheduled to be temporarily removed from service. This phone will remain inaccessible and out of service through mid-September while crews complete work in the area. An alternate emergency phone is located on the opposite side of the tracks at the rear of Building NW30 and will remain in service during this time; signage will be posted directing pedestrians to the alternate emergency phone location.

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 Varin Ang.

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Ames Street and Memorial Drive

Work is almost complete to redesign and reconstruct Ames Street to include an at-grade two-way cycle track from Main Street to Memorial Drive. This work also included updating the Ames Street/Main Street traffic signal to accommodate the changes to Ames Street, and reconfiguring the Ames Street/Memorial Drive intersection to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians crossing Memorial Drive.

Signage has been posted to direct pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists, and a police officer will be on location. The target completion date for this work is scheduled for August 2020.

Street paving

Street paving operations will be scheduled to occur through August. Work is scheduled from 7AM through 6PM. High-levels of noise are expected. Traffic patterns and parking will be disrupted. Work areas will be coned off and signage will be posted. Police details will on site to direct traffic in the area.

Contact Gary Amberik for questions.

Ames Street at Building E15

For updates on the construction at Ames Street at Building E15, click here.

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Amherst Alley

On Monday and Tuesday, September 14 & 15, roadwork is scheduled along Amherst Alley across from Next House, Building W71, next to the Westgate Lot. Crews will excavate the area to access a collapsed catch basin and make repairs. Anticipated hours are 9AM-3PM daily. The duration of this work depends on the progress made and conditions identified once the work is underway.

Vehicular access will be maintained throughout, but traffic may be slowed; please be aware and use caution when traversing the area. High levels of noise and increased truck traffic from the excavation are anticipated. Police will be onsite to direct pedestrians and traffic, and signage will be posted.

Contact Cori McKee for questions.

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Vassar Street

Lanscape work is underway on Vassar Street between Mass Ave and Main Street. Work is scheduled Monday through Friday from 7AM through 3PM. During work hours, traffic patterns will be disrupted, and traffic may be slowed and intermittently stopped around the site from Main Street to Mass Ave. This project is scheduled through October 23. Access to the Stata Center Garage (Building 32) will not be affected.

Work areas will be coned off and signage will be posted. Police details will on site to direct traffic in the area. Vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists will be directed around each site while this work occurs. Some noise is expected.

Contact Megan Kefalis for questions.

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Wadsworth Street

Street paving

Street paving operations will be scheduled to occur through August. Work is scheduled from 7AM through 6PM. High-levels of noise are expected. Traffic patterns and parking will be disrupted. Work areas will be coned off and signage will be posted. Police details will on site to direct traffic in the area.

Contact kendallsquare@mit.edu for questions.

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