Memorial Drive Western Avenue Traffic Alert

Over the next few weeks, the City of Cambridge will be working on the installation of a 36” drain line on Western Avenue near Memorial Drive. This work will impact traffic significantly on Western Avenue and Memorial Drive and motorists (especially getting to the Mass Pike from Memorial Drive or Western Avenue) and MBTA riders could experience significant delays during the morning commute.

The traffic implications will not only affect the residents of Cambridge, but those who access Memorial Drive from neighboring cities and towns, such as Boston and Watertown. We are encouraging motorists to avoid the area if possible. General work hours will be from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and traffic is expected to be impacted during that time. Police details will be on site to direct traffic.

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For emergencies, please contact the Department of Public Works 24 hour hotline at 617-349-4800.