Huron Avenue Project Begins

Opportunities to provide input during summer 2012


Huron Avenue

Huron Avenue street and sidewalks, from Concord Avenue to Fresh Pond Parkway, will be fully reconstructed beginning in Summer 2013 as part of work planned in conjunction with the Alewife Sewer Separation Project, a major underground infrastructure upgrade to improve water quality and stormwater management in Cambridge. The public process for this project began in May 2012 with staff from the Community Development Department (CDD) and Department of Public Works (DPW) overseeing different components of the effort. The City will work with the community in developing an approach to surface improvements that addresses pedestrian, vehicular, landscaping, and environmental elements. Community-wide meetings and neighborhood walks will be held throughout the design phase to discuss neighborhood concerns and potential design solutions.

Click here to learn more about the project and provide input via on-line survey.

Click here to connect with the DPW web page for Huron Avenue.

Preliminary Goals


Ensure safety for all users

Improve conditions for walking, bicycling, and transit riders

Design for safe traffic speeds


Provide access for persons with disabilities

Consider traffic flow and parking

Improvements for bus stops

Urban Design

Reinforce residential character

Enhance businesses district character

Improve trees/ landscaping

The next community meeting will be held in September 2012.

Click here to review progress to date, provide input, and stay connected for future activity.