Weekly Construction Highlights

Cambridge Common

PERMITS: All new permits will need to be submitted online at: permits.cambridgema.gov/CAPSite/Public/Main. You will need to “register” first if you have not done so before. Click here for a complete set of instructions (PDF) on how to use the new permit system. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the Permit Desk at 617-349-4833 or Rob Linke at rlinke@cambridgema.gov. Please wait for email with approved permit before starting work.

CONSTRUCTION MEETING MINUTES DATE: JULY 17, 2017

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:
• REMINDER: NO WORK BEFORE START TIME – 7:00 AM START TIME FOR MONDAY – FRIDAY. IF YOU HAVE A SPECIAL PERMIT, PLEASE START AT THE TIME PERMITTED. ALL CONTRACTORS WILL BE FINED FOR STARTING WORK EARLY AND PERMITS PULLED.
  • Certified Payroll – all subcontractor certified payroll’s need to be submitted, please email it to certifiedpayrolls@cambridgema.gov
  • Erosion and sediment control - ensure soils from your excavations are properly controlled and catch basins are protected.  During hot days provide treatment to exposed areas to reduce windblown soils and dust.  Contact Yilkal Bekele with any questions at ybekele@cambridgema.gov
  • The BU Bridge will be closed from July 27th at 7:00 pm until August 14th at 5:00 am (detour map).
  • All details must be called in at least 24 hours in advance to the detail office. Details called in the day of cannot be filled.
  • Please make sure Emergency contacts are updated on permits and it is someone that is available 24 hours a day. 
  • No Parking Signs – all signs must be posted 48 hours in advance for all new construction. All on-going construction there is a minimum of 24 hours, but the City would like 48 hours. All signs must be completely filled out including the permit number or the City will have the right to take down the signs. 
EVERSOURCE GAS CONTACTS 

Jeanie Zelinski – Somerville Office Clerk 617-629-3259
Pierre Belizaire – Somerville Planning & Scheduling Supervisor 617-501-6853 or pierre.belizaire@eversource.com
John Burke – Supervisor, Gas Operations 339-987-7256
Bob Dell’Anno – Manager, Gas Operation 617-629-3266 or 339-987-7615 - Robert.dellanno@eversource.com
Dean Moran – Supervisor, Damage Prevention 508-642-4929 or dean.moran@eversource.com

WORK HOURS / HOLIDAY WORK PERMITS
Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and no work on Sundays or holidays without a permit

PERMITS
All permits should be submitted online. Any questions regarding permits can be directed to Rob Linke at 617.349.4833 or rlinke@cambridgema.gov.

POLICE DETAILS
Police details will need to be called in daily to the police detail office 617.349.3350, On Fridays please call in details by 11:00 am, office closes at 12:00. If your job requires a priority police detail please call in the details to the detail office but also contact Jim Wilcox at 617.349.6426 or jwilcox@cambridgema.gov

NOISE VARIANCES
The noise variances are approved by the city’s License Commission.
DPW and the Police Dept. can't approve variances and emergency work is exempt, no “scheduled” emergencies.
"Emergency" means any occurrence or set of circumstances involving actual or imminent physical trauma or property damage which demands immediate action.
Noise variance applies everywhere within the City limits including property owned by the City, State and federal government.
Construction is allowed Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm except holidays
Work during any other times requires a special noise variance
Special Noise Variances are issued by the License Commission with recommendations from Police, Traffic and Public Works
Allow at least 3 weeks for review and approval of variance applications.
Extension of noise variances are considered new applications and will also need 3 weeks for approval

EVERSOURCE PAVING NOTIFICATION
Properly functioning gate boxes / shut-off valves are a significant safety and liability issue for all of us. Damaging utility infrastructure, including gas valves, is a violation of Dig Safe Regulations and subject to a $1,000 to $10,000 fine per incident. Announcing paving operations at Monday morning construction meetings is important, but is not sufficient. Contractors must email Eversource Gas and Electric prior to paving and work with them to coordinate adjustments of valves and structures.
Eversource Gas
Construction Contractors must provide Eversource Gas one-month written / email notice of all planned paving to:
     • test for gas leaks and allow sufficient time to make the required repairs prior to paving.
     • allow for the timely regulation/adjustment of all gate boxes, shut-off valves & castings.
Please e-mail: Robert.DellAnno@eversource.com and William.Zamparelli@eversource.com
          Paving Operations
               • Valves must be accessible and visible at all times.
               • Paving over a gate box / shut-off valve is a serious safety hazard and under no case, can a contractor bury gate boxes / shut-off valves under paving.
               • Contractors must notify Eversource if any gate boxes / shut-off valves were damaged during grinding or full depth construction.
               • Eversource will raise the gate boxes / shut-off valves prior to each phase of paving. Contractors can make the final 1” to 2” adjustment to match the final grading.
Eversource Electric
Construction Contractors must provide Eversource Electric two-week written / email notice of all planned paving to:
     • allow for the timely regulation/adjustment of all castings.
     • if reclaiming roadways (deep grind & overlay top surface), please advise so vault tops and subsurface castings may be protected.
Please e-mail : Matthew.Viens@eversource.com  and William.Zamparelli@eversource.com

CITY PROJECTS
HURON B PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Huron Ave (Gurney – Lakeview) – sidewalk work – pouring sidewalks for 2 days; castings; brick strip
Appleton St – sidewalk work – final pave 7/28
Fayerweather St – brick sidewalks
Reservoir St – raised intersection
August 10 – paving work

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Punch list work

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Porous paving: Chilton, Fayerweather, Saville, Copley
Sidewalk in front of Sozio’s
Misc punch list work

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
NOT PRESENT
Pearl St full depth (Chestnut – Erie)
Mass Ave (Sellers – Pleasant) sidewalk work—pouring sidewalks

NEWPORT, ROSELAND, APPLETON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Newport Rd- curb and sidewalk work
Roseland St – raised intersection

CHAPTER 90-CONTRACT 20
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION NOT PRESENT
Hurlbut St – punch list; driveway work
Mass Ave – install new tree grates
Richard Ave / Mueller Ave – curb and sidewalk work

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 21
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
Thorndike St – tie-in at Third St
Lawn St – binder today, curb work later in the week
Harding/Porter – water services late week

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
NOT PRESENT
Bent St – catch basin
Bennett St – catch basin
Fifth St – catch basin

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: EJ PAVING
Tuesday – line striping – New St and Field St parking lots
Water cuts

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Concrete work

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
No work
Upcoming:147 Hampshire St

MIT SOMA PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
Amherst, Hayward St, Wadsworth St, Carleton St deliveries
Wadsworth St – closed
Trucking – soil & concrete

NORTH POINT PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: DERENZO
North St – utilities
First St - MBTA lot
  
859 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
No Work

VAIL COURT
No Work
Need utilities disconnected

SACRAMENTO FIELD
CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
NOT PRESENT

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
Punch list work

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
Working on sidewalks near Star Market


CITY DEPARTMENTS

CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
NOT PRESENT

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
No work

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Kenwood St
Richdale Ave (Walden-Raymond)


UNIVERSITY PROJECTS

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Cambridge Street Tunnel
- Repairs to concrete continue the next 2 Saturdays

Harvard Kennedy School (79 JFK Street)
- Deliveries from Eliot St
- JFK St sidewalk replacement
- Sidewalk reconstruction on Eliot St

Smith Campus Center (1350 Mass Ave)
- Holyoke Street remains closed 7am-4pm weekdays only
- Mass Ave sidewalk reconstruction
- Mt Auburn Plaza work starting through November

Winthrop House
- Mill Street between Holyoke Street and Plympton Street remains closed for the duration of the project.
- Deliveries from Memorial Drive and Holyoke Street

1607-1615 Mass Ave
- Second phase of project will begin in August

20 Summer Road
- Interior demo work

Lowell House
- Interior demo work
- deliveries

485 Broadway
- Interior work
- Waterproofing – through October- start in 2-3 weeks

MIT
471 Memorial Drive
- Amherst Alley – closed for 3 weeks

50 Albany Street
- Site fencing

25 Albany Street
- Enabling work

NANO Project
- landscaping

85 Vassar Street
- Exterior window replacement – sidewalk closures


UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST 2 Leighton St – trench work
JFK @ Winthrop St
195 Mt Auburn St – sidewalk work
Contact: Anthony Vatalaro Anthony_Vatalaro@comcast.com at 617-279-7037

MIRRA
4 Banks St, 4 Athens St, 21 Notre Dame St, Pemberton St, Vincent St, Wendell St

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
Binney @ Third – paving
Concord @ Huron Ave
North Point
Moulton St
Holyoke St
Matt Veins – please contact if you need any casting work done (please see contact info above)

EVERSOURCE GAS Pearl St (Erie to Mass)
Sciarappa
Bowdoin
Amherst St – moving on to Carleton
Francis Ave (need to do crossing at Kirkland)
Main St @ Memorial Dr
Cottage & Wendell – paving

VEOLIA
Main St – manhole work
Potter @ Fifth St – manhole work

VERIZON
Cambridepark Dr
300 Main St
100 Cambridgepark Place
619 Mass Ave
25 River St

AT&T
NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE
Bow St
Arrow St
Bow @ DeWolfe St


PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC
Linskey – westbound lane closure
Binney – eastbound lane closure (permits for-lift, concrete pump truck, curb work and landscaping)
Second St – hydrant water line; remove asphalt

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC.
Sewer work – sewer tie-in
Concrete truck

121 FIRST STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
All work on site

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Utility work on O’Brien Hwy

NORTHPOINT BUILDING J/K
CONTRACTOR: Excavation work
Conduit installation

249 THIRD STREET
CONTRACTOR: W.L. FRENCH
Cut/cap
Tree protection

399 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: RICHMOND GROUP/W.L. FRENCH
Cardinal Medeiros – lane shift; trucking
7/20 – work on entrance to garage

555 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE
CONTRACTOR: W.L. FRENCH
Temporary bike lane closure – sidewalk work for 2 weeks

305 WEBSTER AVENUE
CONTRACTOR: HIGHLAND DEVELOPMENT
NOT PRESENT

141 WAVERLY STREET
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
NOT PRESENT

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
NOT PRESENT

10 ESSEX STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Water main work

246 NORFOLK STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

291 WINDSOR STREET
CONTRACTOR:
 NOT PRESENT

145 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR:
Slurry wall work; ground breaking ceremony
Work on equipment for crosswalk

209 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
No work

175 HURON AVENUE
CONTRACTOR: BRODER
No work

75 MOULTON STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

253 WALDEN STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
NOT PRESENT
trucking

23 HAWTHORNE STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP

77 NEW STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Excavation; trucking

35 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT
Trucking/deliveries
Concrete work Friday
Utility tie-in’s on Cambridgepark Dr

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
I/I work to start off site starting – August 3rd
Jackson St, Montgomery St, Harvey St


SPECIAL EVENTS

TUESDAY, JULY 18
MIT Museum Event
Street Closure – 7pm-11pm Front St from Mass Ave to Windsor St

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19
Boston University Dance Outreach Event
Parking lot #6  Bishop Allen Dr – 6pm-9pm

SATURDAY, JULY 22
Paradise Block Party
Albany St closed from Mass Ave to Cross St – 6pm-3am

SUNDAY, JULY 23
Run and Ride Cambridgeside
First St from Cambridge St to Binney St closed
Binney St from Land Blvd to Second St closed 7am-1pm

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Dept of Public Works

795 Massachusetts Ave
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Phone:617.349.4000
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Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm