Construction Update: October 20th – November 3rd
Street and Sidewalk Impacts
Wadsworth Street –The street will remain closed to vehicular traffic from Amherst Street to Memorial Drive (between Buildings E51 and E52) 24 hours a day until certain unforeseen conditions are managed and resolved. The project team anticipates this work to last at least 2-3 more weeks. Construction activities include equipment set up and staging for utility installation. Vehicles on Memorial Drive should access the Kendall Square area via Ames Street. (W1).
The work zone on the north side of Wadsworth Street towards Main Street will be backfilled and paved (W2).
Amherst Street – Work will continue at 100 Memorial Drive across from Carleton Street to install a new utility structure. Pedestrians will be rerouted around the construction zone while the work takes place. (A1)
Eversource Gas will continue installing utility lines from the construction entrance toward E51. (A2)
General Construction Update
The slurry wall and secant wall installation will continue at Site 5 along Dock Street and Deacon Street (S1). This work may create vibration in the immediate area. We anticipate sheeting operations to begin in late October along Main Street and run into November.
The sheeting installation activities will continue on Site 4 (bordered between Carleton, Main, Hayward and Amherst Streets) (S2). This work may create noise and vibration in the immediate area.
Work continues on the Kendall Garage behind 290-292 Main (E38-E39), and 238 Main (E48). This includes:
- Slurry Wall installation.
- Daily deliveries of steel and concrete.
- Daily trucking to remove material from the site.
E38 interior and exterior renovation activities will continue.
- Pressure cleaning will continue inside of E38. This activity may be loud at times along Main Street.
E39 foundation activities will continue.
Police details will be utilized throughout the project area to assist with pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Saturday Work – General construction activities will continue on Saturdays. Work will occur within the City of Cambridge allowable work hours, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
MBTA Main Street 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, Deacon/Dock Street, or Wadsworth Street.
Access to the MBTA station and elevator will remain open and accessible on the Main Street side of the station throughout this work.