Construction Site Prep at the Boynton Street Parking Lot This Weekend

DEPARTMENT(S): 
October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019

Dear WPI Community,

Construction will begin soon for WPI’s newest academic building, which will be adjacent to Gordon Library, and covering a portion of the Boynton Street parking lot. Beginning October 12, site fencing will be constructed. This will impact parking in the Boynton Street Lot, as well as pedestrian traffic in the area. 

Signs will be posted to help pedestrians navigate pathways.  Please note that all stairways leading directly from the parking lot to the upper campus will be closed, and the walkway up the hill will also be inaccessible. Pedestrians can use the walkway closest to Institute Road, as well as the walkway and stairs adjacent to Kaven Hall and Fuller Labs.  As a reminder, there is elevator access inside Fuller Labs.

Please also note the following changes to parking:

Boynton Street Lot:  More than 50 spaces will remain open to faculty, staff, and commuting students. There will be designated short-term “Gateway” spaces in this lot, closer to the Salisbury Street end of the lot, for faculty and staff traveling back and forth to classes and meetings. At the conclusion of construction, a portion of this lot may reopen.

East Hall Garage: Since the start of A-Term, East Hall Garage has been open at no charge to faculty and staff to help offset the changes to the Boynton lot. Access is via WPI ID card activation of the gate. After construction of the new building is completed, the fee for parking in the garage will be reevaluated.

The Gateway shuttle and SNAP service schedules continue unchanged. The Park Avenue Garage also remains open to all faculty, staff, and commuter students.

If you have questions, please contact me at elbeattie@wpi.edu or 508-831-6231.

Thank you,

Eric L Beattie

Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Management