The configuration of the Campus Center circle will change this week as construction moves into the area. The construction will cut the area by half, dramatically decreasing curbside space and reducing much of the roadway to one lane.
This roadway change will enable crews to connect utilities to General Academic Building No. 1 as part of the Utility Corridor and Roadway Relocation project. Also, an enclosed walkway is being built between the Campus Center and the new academic building, bringing more construction activity to the area.
Shuttle buses will continue to drop off and pick up commuters outside the Campus Center. The MBTA bus stop will also move closer to the building. The Ride will continue to stop at the curb cut in front of the building.
The Campus Center and Clark Athletic Center circles, however, will not be available as waiting areas for vehicles other than buses. Public Safety will patrol the circles to prevent congestion and move waiting vehicles along to make way for buses and quick pick-ups.
Limited drop-off and pick-up is also available at the roadway near the new Integrated Sciences Complex.
HarborWalk access changed
Pedestrians will be unable to cross the Campus Center lawn and busway to the HarborWalk while this work is underway. The HarborWalk access will be closed in that area.
To access the HarborWalk during this closure, go to the rear door of the Campus Center by the Atrium Café on the upper level. Proceed to the Massachusetts Archives walkway and use the HarborWalk access near the Archives. View the campus map for more instructions.
In the university bookstore, construction crews have installed a new wall, an initial step in the creation of the future ground-level connector between the Campus Center and the General Academic Building No. 1.