Construction at the MMT

Construction began on January 11, 2010 on an Instrument Repair Facility at the MMT summit.  It is scheduled to be completed by summer.  Construction is taking place during the weekdays between 8:00am – 5:00pm.  There are no plans for work to be done on weekends.  The construction site is cordoned off with cones or is within a chained-off area. 

Please be aware that construction trucks will be on the Mt. Hopkins road and there could be short delays.  The contractors are using Whipple radios when driving up and down.  Whenever possible, please carpool to minimize traffic and also parking at the summit.  Currently, there is plenty of parking and the goal is to keep parking available for astronomers throughout the construction.  However, please leave keys in vehicles in case they need to be moved.

A webcam showing the construction appears on the MMT homepage in the bottom right-hand corner.  We will continue to post information and progress on the construction on this Blog.

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