Cambridge MA Prepares for Moving 3 Harvard Houses
Beginning on Friday June 22, 2007 at 6:00 PM (until 5:00 AM Monday June 25, 2007) Cambridge, MA closed a 6-block section of Mass Avenue to facilitate Harvard University's move of three houses from one part of their campus two blocks to another part of their campus. This footage shows the effects of the preparations for the move.
On Thursday June 21 at about 11:00 PM an electronic warning sign appeared in Porter Square facing traffic coming from the section that was closed the next day. At about 5:00 PM Friday, one hour before the section of Mass Avenue was closed, three MBTA vehicles blocked one lane of northbound traffic on Mass Avenue at Porter Square.
At about 5:40 PM on Friday two more MBTA trucks blocked another lane of northbound traffic at Mass Avenue and Wendell Street. At 6:00 PM you can see the absence of traffic on Mass Avenue in front of the Epworth Church.
One resident commented to a TV station that it was like the blizzard of 1978 when the streets had no traffic and people could walk freely without fear.