Western Avenue Utility Crossing & Roadway Realignment




As part of the district energy strategy for The Harvard Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) project, a utility tunnel is required to serve the proposed new building. This tunnel will run across Western Ave. from the former Charlesview site to the new SEC Project site.

To build this tunnel which will serve as a conduit for various utilities, Harvard is seeking to realign Western Ave. in the phased steps described below. Once the tunnel is complete, Harvard will inform you of the plan reversing the process to return Western Ave. to its original layout.

The road realignment is located at 130 to 140 Western Ave and will impact areas beginning from Travis Street to 135 Western Avenue. The roadway realignment was completed in May 2017. Work on the Utility Tunnel will continue.