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 during the month of June, we expect the sidewalk to be reopened by the end of the month.  At the same time, new brick piers will be installed on the opposite side of the intersection along the hillside.  This may cause occasional sidewalk closures during the next two weeks.  Both Boston Avenue and College Avenue on the East side of the intersection will be reduced to one lane during construction and traffic will be alternated by the police details. It is our plan that once the existing sidewalks have 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. Temporary ramps/planking will be installed for access into Curtis Hall and moved as needed.

Please visit construction.tufts.edu 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