NSTAR TRANSMISSION LINE
NStar is installing a 115kv transmission line along Memorial Drive from Pleasant Street near Howard Johnson's to the Longfellow Bridge. The work will continue through February. Lane restrictions may cause traffic delays.
VASSAR STREET UTILITIES
Construction will begin on a storm drain starting at Massachusetts Ave. and continuing to the Stata Center. Two lanes of traffic will remain, although parking along this route may be restricted. Work will continue through the winter.
The MDC is installing traffic signals at two Memorial Drive intersections (Wadsworth and Endicott streets). Parking nearby will be restricted while construction takes place, generally Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The project will also include night work from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m for approximately six days beginning Dec. 7.
MEDIA LAB EXPANSION
Demolition of Buildings E10 and E20 continues, generating noise, dust, odor and vibrations. Jersey barriers are in place to protect pedestrians from street traffic.
Massachusetts Avenue storm drains will be installed along Albany Street from Massachusetts Avenue to Pacific Street. Albany Street will be closed through Dec. 28 from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Emergency vehicles will have access to the street.
Slurry wall and pool foundation cutting for tunnel connection is about to begin. The Alumni Pool may experience some vibration and noise.
Excavation of the west end of Vassar Street to install utilities will affect traffic flow.
ZESIGER SPORTS AND FITNESS CENTER
Roof work, drywall framing, rough plumbing, casting of floor slabs and fireproofing continue. Noise may occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
DREYFUS CHEMISTRY BUILDING
Work on the Building 18 facade will cause vibrations. Some disruptions for occupants will occur as offices and labs are moved.
70 PACIFIC ST.
Exterior construction for the new graduate dormitory continues, including spray-on fireproofing, framing, sheathing and masonry work. Roof penetrations are being laid out in preparation for the final roof installation.
See the Evolving MIT Campus web site for more information.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 5, 2001.