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Campus construction update


Steel piling installation will continue for three weeks on the new undergraduate residence on Vassar Street, causing excessive noise and some vibration to the surrounding area. Excavation of soil will begin this week and continue through the end of November. Project completion: August 2002.


The excavation of the 3.2-acre Stata Center site is underway, bringing with it a constant flow of heavy trucks, vibration, noise and traffic disruption for the next four months. Major sources of noise will be from the trucks and from pounding the tie rods into the slurry walls. Soil excavation may produce a sulfur odor due to organic material remaining from the wetlands that lay beneath that section of campus before it was filled and built upon. Project completion: Fall 2003.


Utility relocation work will disrupt both vehicular and pedestrian traffic through the end of the year. The work is part of the Media Lab expansion. Project completion: December 2003.


Half of Kresge Lot is being used as the construction staging area. Overflow parking is available in the West Garage for Kresge permit holders. Pedestrian access will be detoured by the construction fence. Project completion: May 2002.


As part of the utility expansion, the walkway between Buildings 42 and 44 at the railroad crossing connecting Vassar Street to Albany Garage will be closed to pedestrian traffic from now until early December.

This construction information is provided by the Department of Facilities.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 1, 2000.

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