Huron B Improvements

The Huron B Project includes the streets listed below. To view streetscape plans, please click on the street name.

2017 Updated
Streetscape Plans

Appleton Street North
Appleton Street South
Blakeslee Street
Chilton Street
Fayerweather Street North
Fayerweather Street South
Granville Road
Gurney Street
Huron Avenue
Huron B
Hutchinson Street
Manassas Avenue
Reservoir Street North
Reservoir Street South
Royal Avenue
Saville Street
Vassal Lane
Walden Street
Wyman Road

Alewife Sewer Separation Project Newsletter - March/April 2017

Spring 2017 Events:

Please click here to view the latest design of Huron Avenue, including parking counts.

Upcoming Activity:
  • Full-depth roadway reconstruction on Huron Ave (Lakeview to Reservoir) to begin in March 2017.
  • Curb installation on Huron Ave (Fresh Pond Parkway to Lakeview), and sidewalk installation (Reservoir to Concord) to begin in March 2017.
  • Project wide raised crosswalks to begin in March 2017.
  • Final top course paving on Appleton, Fayerweather, Reservoir, and Walden Streets to begin in April 2017.
  • Project wide plantings to begin in April 2017.
  • Paver installation on Huron at Fayerweather/Vassal to begin in April 2017.
  • Porous pavement work to resume in May 2017.

Alewife Sewer Separation Project - Construction Update for August/September 2016

9/13  End of Construction Celebration at Fern Street

View this week’s traffic map

NOTE: For paving schedule updates, call (617)-498-4704.

Week of September 18th – September 22nd
Activity Description:
• Appleton (Huron to Brattle) – Porous paving
• Granville – Porous paving
• Huron – Permanent pavement markings
• Manassas – Porous paving
• Royal – Porous paving
• Saville – Porous paving
• Vassal Lane Plaza – Curb and sidewalk work
• Walden – Porous paving
• Project wide – Bike rings and furnishings installation
• Project wide – Miscellaneous sidewalk work
• Project wide – Miscellaneous sign installation
Streets Impacted: Appleton Street, Granville Road, Huron Avenue, Manassas Avenue, Royal Avenue, Saville Street, Vassal Lane Plaza, Walden Street

Week of September 25th – September 29th (anticipated activity)
Activity Description:

• Huron – Permanent pavement markings
• Vassal Lane Plaza – Curb and sidewalk work
• Project wide – Miscellaneous sidewalk work
• Project wide – Miscellaneous sign installation
Streets Impacted: Huron Avenue, Vassal Lane Plaza

Additional Resident Engineer Notes:
• Back of sidewalk restoration work is ongoing
• Private inflow property restoration work is ongoing

Resident Engineer: Bruno Cardarelli at (617) 799-4374

Contact Information:
For any questions, concerns, or assistance with this project, or to sign up to receive project
specific email updates, please contact KyAnn Anderson, Community Relations Manager, at (617) 498-4708 /

In case of emergency after hours or on weekends, please call the DPW 24-Hour line at (617)-349-4800

Parking Notifications:
For on-going construction zones, such as Huron Avenue, we aim for “No Parking” signs to be posted 48 hours advance; however, with changing schedules; coordination with private utility companies; and unexpected conditions; that isn’t always possible. A minimum of 24 hours advance notice is required in on-going construction zones. We encourage residents parking in, or adjacent to, on-going construction zones to leave a key with a friend or neighbor if leaving for more than 24 hours.

April 2017

Please click here to view the latest project schedule.

Huron Avenue Contract B Overall Schedule

  • Preliminary Design: May 2012-December 2012
  • Final Design: December 2012-May 2013
  • Construction Begins summer 2013

Please see updates tab for more detailed, current schedule for events.

Project Background

Huron Ave Contract A, Huron Ave Contract B and the Concord Ave Contract are part of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s (MWRA) Long Term Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Plan for the Alewife Brook. Sewer separation and stormwater management in these contract areas will separate existing combined sewers and provide dedicated sanitary sewers and stormwater drains.

About The Design

The principal goals of this project are to improve water quality in the Alewife Brook by eliminating combined sewer overflows; protect Fresh Pond Reservoir from potential contaminants; and, control the occurrences of street flooding and sewer and stormwater backups on public and private properties. Prior to beginning design, building and system investigation for the entire project area will be undertaken by the City’s consultants. Investigations will attempt to determine how and where discharges from the sanitary sewer, sump pump, yard drain, driveway drain, stairwell drain and roof drains leave private property. The design of the infrastructure work will include upgrades of water, cable, gas, electric as part of these contracts.

The City will work with the community in developing an approach to surface improvements that address pedestrian, vehicular, landscaping, and environmental concerns. Community meetings will be held to discuss neighborhood concerns and potential design solutions.

Huron Avenue

As part of the Huron B project, Huron Avenue, from Concord Ave to Fresh Pond Parkway, will be full reconstructed. The City's Community Development Department will manage the community process for Huron Avenue. For more information, please visit the Huron Avenue webpage.

Cambridge Department of Public Works
147 Hampshire Street

Office hours are Mondays, 8:30 AM to 8 PM
Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Fridays, 8:30 AM to 12 noon

For information related to the project design, including Huron Avenue, please contact Project Manager Kara McSweeney Falise at 617.349.4827 or

For any questions, concerns, or assistance related to construction, or to sign up to receive project
specific email updates, please contact KyAnn Anderson, DPW’s Community Relations Manager, at (617) 498-4708 or

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