College Avenue & Boston Avenue Intersection Improvements

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. There will be periods of vehicular and pedestrian traffic interruptions throughout the project. The phased project is scheduled to be completed by the end of August.

Work will continue on the sidewalk in front of Curtis Hall and the Brown and Brew during the week of July 10th.  Access into the 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.

Route and traffic interruptions will be published in advance to University Announcements.

Please see the links and photos below for more project information.

Traffic Management Plan

Pedestrian Traffic Plan