Central Energy Plant
Construction Update

November 1 – November 4
The Central Energy Plant project team plans to pull cables from the new CEP to manholes located on North Hill Road, adjacent to Dowling Hall and the existing Central Energy Plant. Cable pulls are expected to run from November 1 to November 4, but this activity could spill into the following week in the event of any unforeseen conditions.

No electrical shutdowns are necessary or scheduled for this operation. A police detail will be available to assist with vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the area. North Hill Road will remain open during the operation, and access to the 5th Floor Dowling Garage entrance will remain open.

November 10 – November 13
The final paving of the area behind East Hall will take place between November 8th and November 13th. During this time, no vehicular traffic will be allowed to use the roadway between East Hall and Braker Hall. Additionally, the parking spaces behind East Hall will not be accessible during this time.

The 5th floor entrance to the Dowling Garage will remain open during the operation as will the foot bridge to the 7th floor of Dowling Hall.


Upper Campus Logistics - Nov 10 - 13

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The CEP building structure and shell are in place and much of the construction work has moved to the interior of the building.  There are still various underground utilities where work may take place outside of the main site, particularly along North Hill Road.  Pedestrians and vehicular traffic may still be impacted at times on Boston Avenue adjacent to the site as this area will continue to be the primary space used for construction deliveries for the duration of the project.  Police details will be used daily to assist with safety in this area.



There will be several utility shutdowns as the various building components come online.  The project team will coordinate these activities with Tufts Facilities, who will notify the impacted buildings in advance.  Construction is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017.