Harvard Construction Mitigation (Week of September 18, 2023)

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Anthony D'Isidoro

Sep 16, 2023, 8:46:38 AMSep 16
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Harvard Construction Mitigation (Week of September 18, 2023) 

September 15, 2023 

The Western Avenue utility crossing roadway work is finalized and is extending onto Kresge Way. This work will continue into fall The Western Avenue utility crossing roadway work is finalized and is extending onto Kresge Way. This work will continue into fall 2023 and is being coordinated with University operations.  

Kresge Way Temporary Relocation
As part of Harvard’s infrastructure improvements in Allston, the University has extended thermal piping and electrical/telecommunications duct banks from the District Energy Facility across Western Avenue to Kresge Way, the main driveway into the HBS campus. An interim drive further west off Western Avenue has replaced the original drive.

Western Avenue Utility Crossing
The utility crossing at Western Avenue is complete. Final restoration will be coordinated with the completion of the Kresge Way thermals in November.

Kresge Way and Extension of Thermal Pipes and Electrical Duct Bank

Construction work is underway on the extension of thermal pipes/electrical duct bank.   

  • Ongoing prefab fusion, pipe placement, and trench fusion work.   

  • A section of Kresge Way has shifted west away from the Soldier’s Field Garage.   

  • An interim temporary parking attendant’s booth on the shifted section of Kresge Way is operational.   

  • Construction is being phased in smaller segments to minimize impacts to visitors, pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles.   

  • During project hours, Monday through Friday from 7AM to 3PM (at times may extend to 6PM), the work will generate noise due to the presence of work crews and the use of construction equipment.   

DEF, ERC, and Road Work 

  • The ERC development team continues bulk excavation of the Residential/Hotel and Laboratory sites.  

                               Trucks may begin lining up at 6:30am however, work will not begin until 7:00am.   

  • The Residential/Hotel site will begin trucking soil to the Beacon Park Yard on Monday, September 18th for removal by rail.   

                               Trucks will transport the soil from the site to the rail yard via a private haul road.   

  • Concrete operations have started at the Residential/Hotel site.   

  • The curtainwalls on the mockups by Hague Street have been installed.   

92 Seattle Street 

  • Street signage is in place to help prevent construction vehicles from cutting through the Allston neighborhood.     

  • Mini pile drilling inside the building continues.   

  • Demolition of a concrete slab will continue.   

175 North Harvard Street 

  • Project trailers remain occupied in the 201 Western Avenue lot.     

  • The MBTA bus stop in front of the building has been relocated closer to South Campus Drive.   

  • Interior abatement has been completed. 

  • Selective exterior abatement will continue.   

  • The building demolition is planned to start in October.   

210 North Harvard Street 

  • Work continues on the exterior of the building. 

                       The work site expands into the road parking spaces and sidewalk.   

  • Construction noise can be expected during standard work hours Monday through Friday, from 7AM to 3PM. Excavators and trucking equipment will be used to perform this work.   


6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Construction Mitigation 

Hotline: (617) 496-0857

Email: mitig...@csl-consulting.com 

For After-Hours Emergencies

Harvard Operations 

Phone: (617) 495-5560 

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