Weekly Construction Highlights

Cambridge Common

REMINDER: 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.

REMINDERS:
     • 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. 
     • Certified Payroll – all subcontractor certified payroll’s need to be submitted, please email it to certifiedpayrolls@cambridgema.gov

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
Ben Nasman – Supervisor, Gas Operations 413-446-7971
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
Tim Norden – Manager, Damage Prevention 508-305-6889 or timothy.norden@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 – full depth, paving in April
Sidewalk work
Appleton St – lining
Back of sidewalk work project wide
Tree Pit work – project wide

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Drainage repairs – night work

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Street and sidewalk work
Raised intersections

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Sawcutting – Williams to Auburn for sidewalk and curb work
Eversource Gas – Pearl St

NEWPORT, ROSELAND, APPLETON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Mass Ave – water main work; shutdown of water services on Newport Rd

CHAPTER 90-CONTRACT 20
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Start next week Mass Ave and Hurlburt

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 21
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Thorndike St – water main
Harding and Porter – drainage work

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO Green St
118 Prospect St
38 Maple Ave
Ellsworth Ave

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: US PAVEMENT
No work

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Grading
Hauling soil – trucking to end this week
Demo playground, construct new playground – April
Foundation work in May

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
NOT PRESENT

MIT SOMA PROJECT
Amherst, Carleton, Wadsworth – utility work; overhead protection on Main St
Old Town Trolley stop on Main St - ??

859 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
Geo thermal wells

VAIL COURT
Will be starting demo work soon – bidding out project

SACRAMENTO FIELD

CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
  
MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Sidewalk work along river, plantings and shade shelters

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
No work
Eversource Gas – starting Beacon @ Washington St in 2 weeks

CITY DEPARTMENTS
CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
NO WORK

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
Hampshire St @ Prospect St – traffic light replacement

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Montgomery St
Kenwood St


UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Harvard Kennedy School (79 JFK Street)
     - Work contained inside of site fence
     - Deliveries from Eliot St
     - In late April, crews would like to begin sidewalk restoration on Eliot Street. I will coordinate with Jeya.

Smith Campus Center (1350 Mass Ave)
     - Holyoke Street remains closed 7 am - 4 pm weekdays only
     - This Wednesday, crews will begin the reconstruction of the raised crosswalk on Dunster Street at Mass Ave. The contractor will be working on one half at a time to allow for vehicles to maintain access to Dunster Street (except for over-sized vehicles such as coach buses). This work is expected to take 3-4 weeks to complete. A police detail will be on site and we will be constructing temporary asphalt ramps adjacent to the work for pedestrians to maintain access.
     - Also expected to commence this Wednesday is utility work inside of the Mt. Auburn Plaza (Harvard Property). For about 1-2 times a day, a truck will be entering the site at the corner of Dunster and Mt. Auburn Street. A police detail will be at this location as well for the duration of the work, which the schedule is currently showing 3-4 weeks.
     - Per Jeya’s request, John Pugh from Consigli Construction will be at this morning’s meeting if any additional coordination is needed.

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

40 Concord Ave
    - Interior work continues
    - Within the coming weeks, crews will begin landscaping and hardscaping activities. In May, crews will be repaving the parking lot behind the building.

MIT

UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST

Coolidge
44 Bow St
Huron Ave
Wadsworth – next week
If you need any Comcast work to be done please contact Anthony Vatalaro Anthony: Vatalaro@comcast.com at 617-279-7037

MIRRA


EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
Davenport St
Main St for MIT SOMA Project
26 Reservoir St – next week or 2
Matt Veins – please contact if you need any casting work done (please see contact info above).

EVERSOURCE GAS
Albany St
Sycamore St
Clement Circle
Muller Ave
Pearl St
Beacon St – 2 weeks

VEOLIA
NOT PRESENT
NO WORK

VERIZON
225 Binney St
300 Main St
100 Cambridgeside Place (mall)
35 Cambridge Park Dr
399 Binney St
Contact person: Matt King matthew.i.king@verizon.com

AT&T

CROWN CASTLE
JFK St
Mass Ave (Albany to Vassar)


PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
100 BINNEY STREET

CONTRACTOR: Linskey – westbound lane closure
Binney – eastbound lane closure

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR: Concrete pours
Sewer connections
Traffic Mgmt plan changes
April 29th – crane erection
Completion: Summer 2018

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR:
No Work
Housing development
Completion: December 2017

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT

399 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Demo clean-up

555 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE
CONTRACTOR:
Drainage work

10 ESSEX STREET
CONTRACTOR:
   
246 NORFOLK STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Drainage work

209 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
Sidewalk taken on Market St
Work is on-going

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING No work
Still needs to do some utility work

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
No work; deliveries to site
Completion: December 2017

175 HURON AVENUE
CONTRACTOR:
  
75 MOULTON STREET
CONTRACTOR: Drainage work

253 WALDEN STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
Pilings for garage

23 HAWTHORNE STREET

CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
foundation

35 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE

CONTRACTOR:
Demo work and hauling
Utility work

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:


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