As part of the continuing reconstruction of Massachusetts Avenue, Roads Corp. is working this week to remove 19 trees adjacent to the sidewalk, the Department of Facilities reported on April 11.
Many of the targeted trees have suffered damage from trucks, road salt and years of being overshadowed by larger trees, trees that are healthy enough will be transplanted, the department reported. When the new sidewalks are installed next fall, 100 pin oak trees will be planted along Massachusetts Avenue from Memorial Drive to Lafeyette Square.
The project is not expected to affect MIT trees or landscaping.
Meanwhile, Vassar Street traffic will be affected by utility work over the next three weeks, the department reported. Vehicles will be restricted to one lane at times during work hours, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., but a police officer will be on duty.
For more information on construction on or around campus, visit the Department of Facilities web site at web.mit.edu/evolving/updates.shtml.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 13, 2005 (download PDF).