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.

CONSTRUCTION MEETING MINUTES
DATE: MAY 2, 2016

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT DATES

Harvard University – May 24 – 26
MIT – June 2 & 3
Permits will be limited in these areas on these days

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, 339-987-7615 or
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

CONTRACTS OUT TO BID
Roseland/Newport Rd –
plans are available to be picked up.
Bid opening May 19th,
Pre-Bid meeting May 6th

WORK HOURS / HOLIDAY WORK PERMITS

Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm,
Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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 or the Police Dept. cannot 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 7:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm 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
http://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/Files/licensecommission/Applications/noise%20variance%20application%20adopted%20Final.pdf?la=en

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.Dell’Anno@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: Donald.McCabe@eversource.com and William.Zamparelli@eversource.com


CITY PROJECTS
HURON B PROJECT
CONTRACTOR
: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Huron Ave @ Larch Rd
Vassal – sidewalk work
Fayerweather St – brick sidewalks
Double poles – Verizon & Eversource

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR:
BARLETTE HEAVY DIVISION
Drainage structures
Street lighting duct bank
Eversource Electric – duct bank-75 New Street – waiting for May pole & conduit meeting
Night work next week 9:00 pm – 5:00 am

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR:
P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Concord Ave – curb installation
Walden St – sidewalks
Fern St – full depth

MAIN STREET/KENDALL SQUARE
CONTRACTOR
: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Light poles/pulling wires
Raised crosswalk
Wadsworth closed this week
Milling – May 28
Pave – June 11

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 16
CONTRACTOR:
MARCHESE
NOT PRESENT

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 17
CONTRACTOR:
D’ALLESSANDRO
Sherman St –east side
Amory St – raised intersection, Amory Place drainage
Fulkerson St – sidewalks & cycle track – milling next week

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR:
MATTUCHIO
NOT PRESENT
Pacific St Dog Park, Grey Gardens East

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR
: US PAVEMENT
Wednesday – water patches
Week of May 16 – overlay and paving

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR
: WT RICH
NOT PRESENT

PARK PROJECTS
Graham & Parks – going out to bid

PACIFIC STREET DOG PARK
CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
Hauling soil

LONGFELLOW BRIDGE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR
: J.F. WHITE/SKANSKA
Memorial Drive lane closures in both directions

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR:
DEROMA AND SONS
Sherman St @ Cadbury Rd
Central Sq. flexi pave
Washington Ave - sidewalk

GRAND JUNCTION PROJECT
CONTRACTOR
: MATTUCHIO
NOT PRESENT

CAMBRIDGE COMMON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR:
NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
High-use soil, brick work at cannon, irrigation, finishing trees today
Completion – May 20th

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR:
NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Conduit crossings on side streets
Mill – next week, pave following week (BU bridge to Longfellow Bridge)

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR:
NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Mobilizing May 9th – starting at bridge on Beacon St with drainage work

ROUTE 2 PROJECT
CONTRACTOR
: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
No updates


CITY DEPARTMENTS
CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT

NOT PRESENT

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT

Rindge Ave @ Clifton – conduit work
Mass Ave @ Walden St – cabinet work

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Dudley St – new water main
Mt Auburn @ Hawthorne – Wednesday
Sixth St (Cambridge – Charles) – prep work


UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

79 JFK Street – deliveries, steel erection – Saturday-covered walkway closed 3pm-6pm, concrete pours
Smith Campus – deliveries, on-site work, deliveries on Holyoke St-soft closures, meters back on Dunster
Winthrop House –work resumes 5/31

MIT
Nano Project – on-going
345 Vassar Street – Eversource Electric pole work; waiting on excavation permit
SOMA – Carlton & Amherst test-pits
MIT Moving Day – Saturday, May 7th – Killian Court & crossing Mass Ave. Bridge


UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST

131 Harvard St

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
Linnaean St – outage Thursday/Friday
Hamilton St
Parker @ Concord Ave
Sidney St
Double pole removal – various locations
Main St – mh reg

EVERSOURCE GAS
Channing St,
Maple Ave
Highland St
Coolidge Ave – in cemetery
Hampshire St @ Portsmouth St
Sherman St – Mt Auburn – retire main
Sparks – Appleton
46 Loomis St - service

VEOLIA
Backfilling; pipe install in Broadway

VERIZON
NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE
Pleasant St @ River St

MIRRA
Manhole surveys – 215 First St, 1008 Mass Ave, 1105 Mass Ave


PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
50/60 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
TURNER CONSTRUCTION
Linskey Way closure
Crane on Binney St – eastbound lane closure next week
3 panel deliveries to Linskey on Thursday

100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:

Linskey Way – lane closure
Utility work on-site
Tower crane – May 9th

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR:

Sheet piles complete this week

185 ALBANY STREET
CONTRACTOR:

NOT PRESENT

610 MAIN STREET
CONTRACTOR:
JOHN MORIORTY & ASSOC
Portland St – lane closure Thursday
Completion - June

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR:
JMA
Water main & sewer main work
Eversource Electric – Saturday switch gear delivery

472 BROADWAY

NOT PRESENT

555 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE (DRAPER LABS)
CONTRACTOR:
WL FRENCH
NOT PRESENT

295 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR
:
Lee St – sidewalk closure for a boom lift

40 ERIE STREET/200 SIDNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:

NOT PRESENT

41 PLEASANT STREET
CONTRACTOR:

NOT PRESENT

180 WINDSOR STREET (CHA)
CONTRACTOR:

Deliveries / Windsor St trenching

300 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR:
JMA
NOT PRESENT

505 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR:

No work

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR:
SHAWMUT
Thursday – concrete delivery

131 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:

Tie-in utilities – sewer & water

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR:
YOUNG ENGINEERING
Sidewalk closure on Upland Rd
trucking

1924 MASS AVE (PORTER HOTEL)
CONTRACTOR
: YOUNG ENGINEERING
Work on building exterior – lift on Porter Rd

1971 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR:
URBAN SPACES
No work

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

15 RICHDALE AVENUE
CONTRACTOR
:
Milling & paving - Saturday

75 NEW STREET
CONTRACTOR:

NOT PRESENT
No work

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:

Piles for garage

130 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR
: HANOVER COMPANY
NOT PRESENT
No work – gas line install complete

165 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
CALLAHAN
NOT PRESENT

DISCOVERY PARK HOTEL
CONTRACTOR
: J. DERENZO
NOT PRESENT


SPECIAL EVENTS

Sunday, May 15th
MAYFAIR
HARVARD SQUARE

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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