Kendall Square at MIT

Cambridge, MA
Official construction updates during the creation of 1 million square feet of new space in Kendall Square.
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Phase
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Open Space
Over 1.8 acres
retail
115,000 SQ FT
office
/ R&D 888,000 SQ FT
residential
450 grad & 290 other
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Construction Update June 19th – June 30th:

Street and Sidewalk Impacts:

MBTA Main St. Plaza - The pedestrian plaza connecting Carleton Street to the inbound Kendall Square MBTA Station on Main Street is closed fully for the duration of the project to allow construction of an underground garage in this area. Pedestrians will be guided to seek alternate paths to and from the station using Ames Street, Dock Street, or Wadsworth Street. (M1)

Access to the MBTA station and elevator will remain open and accessible on the Main Street side of the station throughout this work.

Carleton Street will remain open to vehicular traffic from Amherst Street to the Medical Parking Lot.

MIT Medical Building– The stair repair for the MIT Medical Building (C3) will be complete the week of June 19th.

Starting the week of June 26th, the ramp leading to the main entrance off Carleton and Deacon Street will be closed during the work day for a week to allow for demolition activities in preparation for utility installation. The temporary ramp off of Deacon Street will be reopened once the demolition of the old ramp is completed.

Wadsworth Street –The street will remain closed between Amherst Street and Memorial Drive (between Buildings E51 and E52) 24 hours a day to vehicular traffic. We anticipate the closure to remain in place until mid-late August. Vehicles on Memorial Drive should access the Kendall Square area via Ames Street. For the duration of excavation and installation Wadsworth Street will remain closed as a location for equipment set up and staging. (W1).

Carleton Street – The street will remain closed to all traffic except for the Medical Building Parking Lot and emergency services. Utility work on the street includes water line repairs (C1) and electrical duct bank installation (C2).

Amherst Street – Sanitary installation (A1) will continue on the south (100 Memorial Drive) side of the street. Chilled Water piping installation (A2) may begin. Pedestrian detours will be in place as the work progresses down the street but at least one side of the sidewalk will be available to pedestrians at all time.

Eversource will continue to install gas services (A3) on Amherst Street towards Wadsworth Street.

 

General Construction Update -

Saturday 6/17/17 - The crane installing the slurry wall on Wadsworth Street will be moved from Wadsworth Street to the garage site via Amherst Street. This activity will take approximately 30 minutes.

Work continues on the Kendall Garage behind 292 Main (E38), 290 Main (E39), and 238 Main (E48). This includes -

·        Slurry Wall (Support of the Excavation) installation.

·        Daily deliveries of steel and concrete.

·        Daily trucking to remove material from the site.

Steel will continue to be installed in E38 / E39.

Scaffolding will be installed on the face of E38 / E39 buildings.

Site work will continue on site 5 (behind Cambridge Trust).

Interior demolition will continue in the Cambridge Trust Building.

Police details will be utilized throughout the project area to assist with pedestrian and vehicular traffic.