Construction Update: November 3rd - November 17th
Street and Sidewalk Impacts
Wadsworth Street –The project team is currently evaluating the long-term plan for Wadsworth Street and will be sending out a separate notification addressing the remaining schedule for work on Wadsworth Street from Main St to Memorial Drive. At this time, the street will remain closed to vehicular traffic from Amherst Street to Memorial Drive (between Buildings E51 and E52) 24 hours a day. 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 site fence along Wadsworth Street between Main Street and Amherst Street will be moved out to the middle of the street. Traffic will only be slightly delayed during the fence move and there will be no traffic impacts once in place. (W2)
Carleton Street – In preparation for winter, Carleton Street will be paved. The first step in the process will take place on Friday, November 3rd. On Thursday, November 9th, the street will be paved. Both activities will reduce the street to one lane only but access will be maintained to the MIT Medical Building and parking lot. Line striping will follow within the next two weeks. (C1)
Once the pavement has been striped the contractor will begin installing the remaining utilities on the street. This operation will start on Saturday, November 4th and will be completed prior to the final paving operations. Access will be maintained to the MIT Medical Building and parking lot. (C1)
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)
Utility lines will be installed near the entrance to E51 which will require the revolving doors to be closed. The main entrance will remain opened but pedestrians can also access the building through the E40 bridge. (A2)
General Construction Update
The sheeting installation activities will commence on Site 5 along Main Street and around the MBTA head house. (S1). This work may create noise and vibration in the immediate area.
The slurry wall and secant wall installation will be completed at Site 5 along Dock Street and Deacon Street. Additional earth support will be installed once the sheeting operation has been completed.
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.