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Update #40

Construction Update: December 1st — December 15th

Street and Sidewalk Impacts

Wadsworth Street –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. Eversource Electric is currently working within the construction zone to rebuild an electric manhole and duct bank. Other construction activities include backfilling and completing the sanitary lift station, as well as prepping the site for the installation of new sanitary infrastructure. Vehicles on Memorial Drive should access the Kendall Square area via Ames Street. (W1). Wadsworth Street is a one way street going south with access from Main Street to Amherst Street.

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)

Sanitary connection to 100 Memorial will take place along the drive to the garages. Vehicle access will be maintained but delays are possible. (A2)

Chilled water lines will continue along Amherst. (A3)

General Construction Update

Additional earth support will be installed and the slurry wall will begin to be chipped down around the entire site perimeter. This work can create noise and vibration in the area directly next to the work. The work areas will move frequently, so any disruptions should be limited to a day or two.

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.

E39 foundation activities will continue.

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

Large equipment will be removed and brought to site on and on-going basis. This activity may occur after hours but no disruptions are expected.  

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.

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