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July 6, 2017 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, All campuses

Work on pedestrian safety upgrades to the College Ave. / Dearborn Rd. area is scheduled to begin the week of July 10.  Signage will be posted, and police details present to assist with traffic management.

In an effort to improve pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular safety conditions at the Boston and College Avenue intersection, Tufts (in cooperation with the City of Medford) is making improvements to the intersection this summer.

Work will continue on the sidewalk in front of Curtis Hall and Brown and Brew during the week of July 10th.  Access into Brown and Brew will not be available from the Boston Ave steps up to the patio, but will be available from the main entrance into Curtis Hall.  We expect the sidewalk to be completed and reopened by the middle of the week.  At the same time, the sidewalk on the Anderson Hall corner will be under construction and will be closed to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians will be rerouted to a temporary pedestrian lane in front of Curtis Hall and/or to the sidewalk on the opposite corner by the main campus. The work on the Anderson Hall corner is expected to be completed by the middle of the week. Once construction on the Anderson Hall corner is completed, construction will begin on the northwest corner by the railroad tracks.

Boston Avenue on the East side of the intersection may be reduced to one lane during construction and traffic will be alternated by the police details. It is our plan that once the existing sidewalk has been excavated and curbing has been set, we will be able to minimize the need for alternating traffic. Pedestrian traffic will be guided with the use of barricades and signage away from the work zone.

Please visit for more detailed information and timeline for the Intersection Improvements at Boston Ave and College Ave project.

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