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:  SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Reminders/Announcements:
          
• Due to the upcoming weather forecast please be sure that all erosion and sediment controls are in place and tie down any loose items that may blow in high winds.

• Lt. Tom Ahern will be replacing Pauline Carter-Wells.  Lt. Ahern can be reached at 617-349-7796 or TAhern@CambridgePolice.org

        • PLEASE CALL IN DETAILS ON FRIDAYS BEFORE NOON TIME IN ORDER FOR THEM TO BE FILLED.  THE OFFICE CLOSES AT NOON ON FRIDAYS.

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
Porous paving this week (Royal Ave, Granville, Walden St, Appleton St, Manassas)
Vassal Plaza - plantings
Line striping – Road Safe working on crosswalks
Eversource Elec – traffic signal at Lakeview Ave

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Punch list work
Vactor truck on site cleaning sumps

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Misc sidewalk panels
Infrared

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
NOT PRESENT
Pearl St Granite – Erie – curb and sidewalk work
Mass Ave (Western Ave –Pearl) sidewalk work
Portland Loo – foundation work

NEWPORT, ROSELAND, APPLETON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Appleton St – sidewalks and raised intersection; street closed open to abutters

CHAPTER 90-CONTRACT 20
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Richard – installing signs
Muller – installing signs
Working on scheduling line striping

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 21
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Thorndike St (Third St – Sixth St) – working at the Sixth St intersection
Lawn St – curb and sidewalk work; raised crossing at May St
Harding, Porter, Kenwood - castings

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
563 Mass Ave
1580 Mass Ave
1468 Cambridge St

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: EJ PAVING
No work

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Concrete placement / soil removal – Wednesday & Thursday
steel delivery – Monday and Thursday

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
No work

MIT SOMA PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
Amherst, Hayward St, Wadsworth St, Carleton St deliveries;
trucking – soil & concrete, steel deliveries, sewer work on Amherst St

NORTH POINT PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: DERENZO
NorthPoint Blvd, West Blvd
Wheel wash installed need to connect water supply

859 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
Sewer and drainage work
Shutdown this week to connect main

VAIL COURT
Demo on-hold

SACRAMENTO FIELD
CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
deliveries

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

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT


CITY DEPARTMENTS
CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
NOT PRESENT

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
Pavement markings (night work Monday & Thursday) North Mass Ave

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Richdale Ave (Walden-Raymond)
Highland (Sparks – Appleton) – on-hold because of raised intersection work
Hancock St (Mass Ave – Harvard St) replace main – mobilize in a few weeks


UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
NOT PRESENT

Tunnel Project
- Will submit permit/noise variance for Saturday, Sept 23th to replace vertical precast panels

Harvard Kennedy School (79 JFK Street)
- Deliveries from Eliot St
- 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

1607-1615 Mass Ave
- Overhead protection complete
- Demo in the next 2-3 weeks

20 Summer Road
- No work

Lowell House
- Interior demo work
- Façade work

485 Broadway
- Plaza work adjacent to Broadway
- Pedestrian protection in place

MIT
471 Memorial Drive
Deliveries via Memorial Dr
Next week: utility work on Amherst Alley – street closed

NANO Project
- deliveries

50 Albany Street
- foundation work

Vassar Street Dorms
- trailer move done
- permitting stage

250 Albany Street
-no work this week 

UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST
125 Brookline St
121 First St – trench work (work on Bent St)
Cambridge @ Norfolk
875 Main St
Church St – paving on 10/10

MIRRA
Mt Auburn St
Banks St
Scott, Irving, Harvard, Ellery
Third St (Linskey – Binney) duct bank

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
Street light repairs for Electrical Dept
Brookline St – poles
145 Broadway
Leighton St
579 Mass Ave
125 Brookline St
Matt Veins – please contact if you need any casting work done (please see contact info above)

EVERSOURCE GAS
Pearl St – 4 weeks (Mass – Perry)
Willard St
Hudson St
Thorndike St – main retirement today
Sixth St
Amherst St
456 Broadway
85 Windsor St
Shephard St
Reed St
46 Mass Ave
689 Mass Ave - complete

VEOLIA
No work

VERIZON
44 Brattle St
859 Mass Ave
62 Whittemore Ave
235 Alewife Brook Pkwy
Clifton Place
Wadsworth St
Double Poles – all naked poles removed waiting on 3 of them to have some wires removed

AT&T
NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE
NOT PRESENT


PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC
Linskey Way – road is open
Binney St – lane closure for a boom lift

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC.
Test pits on Broadway for mast arms Th/Fr

121 FIRST STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Steel deliveries
Crane off site Thursday

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
No work

NORTHPOINT BUILDING J/K
CONTRACTOR: JMA
SOE on site and excavation; temporary electric

249 THIRD STREET
CONTRACTOR: W.L. FRENCH
Hauling sols at the end of the week

399 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: RICHMOND GROUP/W.L. FRENCH
NOT PRESENT

47 BISHOP ALLEN DRIVE
CONTRACTOR: CURTIS CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.
Demo foundation / hauling

415 MASS AVE (MASS + MAIN)
CONTRACTOR: Moriarty
Demo buildings 9 & 25 Columbia St – site fence is up

305 WEBSTER AVENUE
CONTRACTOR: HIGHLAND DEVELOPMENT
Demo and hauling

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
NOT PRESENT

10 ESSEX STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Trucking soil

1 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR:
Trucking off Third St

145 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR:
Slurry wall/concrete deliveries
Eversource duct bank

209 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
 NOT PRESENT

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
NOT PRESENT

175 HURON AVENUE
CONTRACTOR: BRODER
NOT PRESENT

253 WALDEN STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
Nauset Construction – concrete delivery

23 HAWTHORNE STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
No work

77 NEW STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Hauling this week

35 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
 NOT PRESENT

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

SPECIAL EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 24
Paddy’s 5k & Block Party Street closure: Walden St (Sherman – Garden)
Streets affected by race: Walden St, Raymond St, Huron Ave, Sherman St, Rindge Ave, Cedar St, Harvey St

SEPTEMBER 24
CDD Community Bike Ride Starts at Main Library on Broadway, Harvard Sq, North Cambridge, Kendall Sq and East Cambridge

SEPTEMBER 27
(postponed from 9/19)
Community BBQ (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm) Donnelly Field

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Dept of Public Works

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4000
TDD:617.349.4242

Hours of Service

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