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Cambridge Street tunnel under Harvard closing for the weekend

Posted by Brock Parker  July 25, 2013 12:10 PM

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The Cambridge Street tunnel that passes underneath the Harvard University campus will be closed for the weekend beginning Friday morning.

The city’s contractor, MIG Corporation, is closing the tunnel in both directions for paving work beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, July 26. The tunnel near Harvard Square is expected to reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, July 29, according to the city.

A detour map can be found here, and the city has also released written detour suggestions:

Cambridge Street to Massachusetts Avenue

While driving north on Cambridge Street, take a right onto Quincy Street and a left onto Kirkland Street. Kirkland Street will turn into Oxford Street. Once on Oxford Street, take your third left onto Wendell Street, and that will lead you to Massachusetts Avenue.

Broadway to Massachusetts Avenue

Drive north on Broadway and take a left onto Quincy Street. At the end of Quincy Street, take a right, and you will now be on Massachusetts Avenue.

Massachusetts Avenue to Broadway

While driving southbound on Massachusetts Avenue, you will enter Harvard Square. Once you have entered Harvard Square, please stay in the left travel lane so that you can proceed left onto Mt. Auburn Street. Once you are at the corner of Mt. Auburn Street and Putnam Avenue, please take a slight left onto Trowbridge Street. Proceed all the way down Trowbridge Street in order to access Broadway.

Garden Street to Cambridge Street

While driving south on Garden Street, please proceed as if you were going to the tunnel entrance. Before arriving at the tunnel entrance, bear left so that you proceed onto Massachusetts Avenue (stay in the right lane). Once you are heading north on Massachusetts Avenue, take your first right onto Everett Street. At your first set of traffic lights, take a right onto Oxford Street. Oxford Street will turn into Kirkland Street. At your first set of lights on Kirkland Street, please take a right onto Quincy Street. Once on Quincy Street, please take a left in order to access Cambridge Street.

JFK Street to Cambridge Street

Drive north on JFK Street through Harvard Square. Once you pass Harvard Square please proceed as if you were going to access the tunnel. Before you are at the tunnel entrance, bear left so that you proceed onto Massachusetts Avenue (stay in the right lane). Once you are heading north on Massachusetts Avenue, take your first right onto Everett Street. At your first set of traffic lights, take a right onto Oxford Street. Oxford Street will turn into Kirkland Street. At your first set of lights on Kirkland Street, please take a right onto Quincy Street. Once on Quincy Street, please take a left in order to access Cambridge Street.

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