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The Kendall Hotel across the street from the MIT Coop will open soon. For information and reservations, call (617) 354-3600.
NSTAR TRANSMISSION LINE
Construction work for a 115 kv transmission line along Memorial Drive from Pleasant Street to the Longfellow Bridge will conclude at the end of March. Lane restrictions may cause traffic delays.
MEMORIAL DRIVE TRAFFIC SIGNALS
Power to the newly installed traffic lights at Wadsworth and Endicott Streets should be connected and the signals activated shortly. Landscape work will begin in the spring.
Installation of waterproofing, insulation and windows is in progress. Permanent roofing has been partially installed. Ongoing excavation of the west end of Vassar Street for utility installation may affect traffic flow.
W31 ROOF REPAIR
The rebuilding of the battlement on Building W31 is now complete for the winter. The next phase of the project, which will include new roofing, will begin in late March and will be complete by summer.
VASSAR STREET UTILITIES
The crosswalk at Vassar Street from the Albany Street garage to the main entrance of Building 39 is back in place. The rear of the parking lot between Buildings 45 and 48 is now closed for utility work.
Occupants of Building 36 may experience some noise and odor as work continues. Mitigation for construction equipment exhaust fumes in Building 36 is being implemented. Utility work will begin shortly at the southeast edge of the site, between the site trailer and Buildings 56 and 66.
70 PACIFIC ST.
Glazing, interior framing and interior drywalling continue.
SPORTS & FITNESS CENTER
Roof work, drywall framing, rough plumbing and fireproofing continue, with special precautions regarding noise. Access to Building W34 and Kresge Auditorium may be congested.
Pedestrian access may be restricted between Buildings 16, 18 and 56.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 27, 2002.