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Campus construction update

Life safety

Installation has begun in Amherst Alley on a fire protection water pipe from Baker House to Burton-Conner. Work will continue for several weeks and will disrupt daytime vehicular traffic. Trench excavation will cause noise, vibration and dust.

Firehouse inn

Construction continues of a new seven-story steel frame structure on the site of the former firehouse at Main and Dock Streets. Anyone with questions about this non-MIT project may contact project manager John Laquale of Suffolk Construction at (617) 517-5234 or Project completion: spring 2002.

Massachusetts Avenue

Evenings and weekend excavation work for a fire protection main will close part of the sidewalk in front of Building 9 and affect the service road for Building W20.

NW30 (graduate residence)

Pile installation during the next few weeks will cause noise in the surrounding area. Project completion: August 2001.

Simmons Hall

Excavation of soil continues, causing dust and noise in the surrounding area. Trucks removing the material may impact traffic along Vassar Street. Project completion: August 2002.

Stata Center

Drilling of holes for tiebacks (underground wire cables that serve as temporary supports for the slurry walls) will continue for the next few weeks, causing noise and vibration. Project completion: Fall 2003.

Albany Garage

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

This information is provided by the Department of Facilities.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 6, 2000.

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