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: July 18, 2016

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
REMINDERS

Mosquitoes – please be sure to treat all structures on your job site that have standing water. Please contact Wendy Robinson if you have any questions about what the City uses for lavicide 617-349-6958 or wrobinson@cambridgema.gov
Please be sure that all construction zones are safe not only for pedestrians but also bikers. Please think about side guards for large construction vehicles for bike safety.
Dust Management – be sure that you are maintaining your sites.
Paving – be sure you contact Eversource 4 weeks in advance of paving streets, contact information is below

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 7:00am 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
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
Walden St @ Vassal Lane – water connection
Fayerweather St – brick sidewalk work
Huron Water Main – waiting on samples and more testing, trench is backfilled. Need TMP approval to complete work on Huron Ave.
Back of sidewalk repairs project wide
Street sweeping signs should remain in place during construction

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
New St – curb and sidewalk work
Water line work at Baystate & New St
Eversource – work on-hold

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Concord Ave – dosing siphon #3
Copley St – back of sidewalk work
Chilton St – sidewalk work
Corp. Burns – sidewalk work
Street sweeping signs should remain in place during construction

MAIN STREET/KENDALL SQUARE
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Punch list work , hydro seeding, signage, electrical punch list work and infrared Thursday/Friday

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 17
CONTRACTOR: D’ALLESSANDRO
NOT PRESENT
Amory St – punch list work
Striping needs to be done
Verizon – poles on Fulkerson St

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET

CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Water services – starting Tuesday phase #2 lead services starting at Green St
Drainage – Erie St to Mass Ave
Tree trimming
Sacca – working on water

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
66 Cherry St – catch basin
Tuesday/Wednesday – sidewalk work
Thursday/Friday - hydrant

MISC PATCH CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: US PAVEMENT
NO WORK

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL

CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Trucking all week

PACIFIC STREET DOG PARK

CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
Done this week

LONGFELLOW BRIDGE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: J.F. WHITE/SKANSKA
Memorial Dr lane closures
Bridge closed - nightly this week 11 pm – 5 am

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
No Work

GRAND JUNCTION PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Punch list work

CAMBRIDGE COMMON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Watering & lawn maintenance

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Paving bike lane, landscaping, electrical work & light pole bases

BEACON STREET PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Phase #2 drainage work – Beacon St closed during the day Sacramento to Park

ROUTE 2 PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
punch list

CITY DEPARTMENTS
CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
No Work

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT

No Work

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT

Sixth St (Cambridge St to Otis St)  
water main work

UNIVERSITY PROJECTS

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
79 JFK Street – deliveries; on-site work, water work on Eliot St
Smith Campus – on-site work, Holyoke St (Mt Auburn to Mass Ave)-closed-demo of pavilion
Winthrop House – Plympton St closed (Memorial Dr to Mill St) for crane
Law School – sidewalk closed – façade & roof repairs

MIT

Nano Project – work on MIT property
345 Vassar Street – crane Monday/Tuesday, Deliveries, Eversource pole – Wed, grind/overlay – fall work
Ames @ Amherst - façade work, Monday-Wednesday - crane
Random Hall 290 Mass Ave – fire repairs
Mass Ave Steam Line - night work
40 Ames St – window installation
Main @ Albany – sidewalk work in fall
Ames St – raise sidewalks for handicap access in fall

UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST
149 Alewife Brook Pkwy – sidewalk work
1151 Mass Ave – trench work on Prescott @ Harvard

MIRRA
303 Binney St
Sherman St (Garden to Bolton)

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC

First St – paving 7/25
Binney St @ Second St (for Rogers St work, planned outages needed, reviewing this week)
675 Concord Ave
Kent Court
445 Concord Ave
Albany St
345 Vassar St – Wednesday
Working on double pole list

EVERSOURCE GAS

Maple Ave
Brewster St
Winter St
Healey St
386 Windsor St
Warren St
Gibson St
221 Concord Ave
St Johns
100 Cambridge Park Drive
Casting crew working in Alewife project area

VEOLIA
NOT PRESENT
No Work

VERIZON

NOT PRESENT
Binney St
Ames St
522 Mass Ave
675 Mass Ave
655 Mt Auburn St

CROWN CASTLE

Main St @ Windsor St
Everett @ Oxford St
Paving locations to be given to DPW, paving to start in August

PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

50/60 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
Linskey Way – closed
Binney St – right lane closed
Triangle Park – fencing around site

100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
 Linskey Way – road closed this week

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR: No Work

185 ALBANY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

88 AMES STREET

CONTRACTOR: JMA
sewer main work
trucking demo debris

295 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:
West St – crane work, partial closure; curb and sidewalk work in 3 weeks
Parking lane closure on Harvard St

40 ERIE STREET/200 SIDNEY STREET

CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

180 WINDSOR STREET (CHA)
CONTRACTOR:
Exterior work, temporary sidewalk closures

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
Franklin St – deliveries
Green St – water work in 2 weeks, coordination with MBTA

131 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR: NOT PRESENT

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT

1924 MASS AVE (PORTER HOTEL)

CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT

1971 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: URBAN SPACES
No Work
Allen St – lift on street this week will call for detail
Sidewalks and paving for Mass Ave and Allen St to be done – paving next week

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE

CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
No Work

175 HURON AVENUE

Debris removal
Utility connections

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE

CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT
Pre-cast deliveries
Utility work on weekends

130 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR: HANOVER COMPANY
NOT PRESENT



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