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A construction project to install a telecommunications conduit has begun along sections of Main and Ames streets.
About 30 feet of food-truck seating area will be closed at the Main Street end of the site to allow for construction access, and pedestrian access from Main Street near the trucks may be affected. At various times, both entering and exiting traffic for the East Garage lot will use the same ramp.
While construction is taking place on Main Street, a second installation will take place on Ames Street. That street will remain two-way, though parking spaces near Main Street will be unavailable.
Work will begin on the Build-ing E19 side of Ames Street and later shift to the Building 68 side. Pedestrians will be rerouted to the opposite side of the street for several weeks in each case.
Two Linden trees at the Main Street edge of the food truck seating area have been relocated to replace two others in the same area that were doing poorly. Shrubs will be replaced after the entire project work is complete, which should be in approximately eight weeks.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 24, 2003.