About the Projects
Related to planned construction of a new Thayer Engineering and Computer Science building are several projects that will enable energy efficient utilities in the West End; improve parking options, transit and safety along West Wheelock Street; and enhance the surrounding landscape.
The proposed building, to be located south of the MacLean Engineering Sciences Center, will be constructed over a new three-level parking garage. The garage will replace Cummings lot, and will significantly increase the number of parking spaces in this area. This project will also change the flow of traffic along West Wheelock Street and throughout the West End. Thayer Drive will close, and a new access road will be constructed specifically to provide access to the parking garage, Thayer loading docks and the Channing Cox parking lot. Old Tuck Drive will be reconstructed and reopened to support one-way traffic heading from west to east. Improvements to the intersection of West Wheelock, West Street, and the new access road will also be made to improve access and safety of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
Efforts will be made to mitigate disturbances to campus constituents and the broader community during the next three years of construction. Please refer to Weekly Project Updates to obtain the details of construction impacts to pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.