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: August 22, 2016

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
State Primary
 - Thursday, September 8th, see list of locations.
Street Trees - because of extremely dry weather, please minimize the tree's root exposure and please be sure to water trees.
Traffic Control: Please be sure to replace any signs that were removed during construction. Signs on posts instead of barrels are preferred.
Traffic Signals: Signals and pavement markings must be accurate and non-conflicting. Please review new setups with the City’s Traffic Department.
Police Details: Details should be called in as early as possible

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
Fayerweather St – brick sidewalk work
Appleton – tree pits
Gurney St – pipe work
Walden St @ Reservoir St – sidewalk work
Blakeslee – curb work
Street sweeping signs should remain in place during construction

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Concord Lane – sewer night work at Mamagoo’s
New St – pedestrian light duct bank and sidewalk work
Curb and sidewalk work

CONCORD AVE PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Replacing 2 hour parking signs
Garden St – full depth
Birch –sidewalk work
Fern St – drop inlet and curb work
Street sweeping signs should remain in place during construction

MAIN STREET/KENDALL SQUARE
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Irrigation punch list work

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET

CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Full depth on Pearl St (Watson – Mass Ave); paving late next week
Phase 1 – drainage work
Sacca – working on Hamilton
Eversource Gas – starting work in September at Granite St

NEWPORT, ROSELAND, APPLETON PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Roseland St – survey work
Waiting on a right of entry from Lesley
Eversource – conflict with duct bank – Appleton & Highland

REMEDIAL CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Mass Ave @ Martin
17 Mass Ave – Catch basin
9 Philips Place

MISC PATCH CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: US PAVEMENT
No Work
Will have a schedule next week for water patches

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Trucking all week

LONGFELLOW BRIDGE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: J.F. WHITE/SKANSKA
Memorial Dr lane closures east & west bound

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS Harvey – cross walk
Harvard Square – Church, Dawes Island, Fire Station
Tuesday – Dudley St sidewalk poetry, Church St – sidewalk poetry
Alewife Brook Pkwy @ Columbus Ave
  
CAMBRIDGE COMMON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Landscape maintenance work & watering
Police call boxes are all operating

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Sidewalk excavation
Work on pathways and planting trees in islands

BEACON STREET PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Eversource Gas – working Sacramento to Park St

CITY DEPARTMENTS
CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
No work

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
Pavement markings at night

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT

Sixth St (Otis St to Spring St) – water main work

UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
79 JFK St – deliveries; on-site work, finalizing hardscape plans
Smith Campus – on-site work, Holyoke St (Mt Auburn to Mass Ave)-closed daily-demo of pavilion, plaza demo along Mass Ave
Winthrop House – concrete pour, lane closed on Memorial Dr
Law School – lift on Mass Ave for facade repairs
August 23-28 students moving in

MIT
Nano Project – work on MIT property
345 Vassar St – deliveries, concrete pour Wednesday or Thursday
Vassar St @ Mass Ave Steam Line - night work, day work as well, E. Vassar St – concrete pour
Steinbrenner Sports Field – working on restrooms, some sidewalk closures
Main @ Albany – plaza work

UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST
Huron @ Reservoir – lower conduit
281 Rindge Ave – sidewalk vault
7 Channing – underground service

MIRRA
No work

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC

Binney @ Second St
Cambridge Park Drive
Amory St
Antrim St
34 Concord Ave
100 Magazine St
130 Cambridge Park Drive
First St – line striping

EVERSOURCE GAS

Cottage St
Brattle St
66 Otis St

VEOLIA

Line Striping on Broadway – coordinate with Traffic & Parking

VERIZON
Huron @ Reservoir
950 Mass Ave
1414 Mass Ave
105 Broadway
42-44 Carlton St

CROWN CASTLE
NO WORK
List of locations for paving in 2-3 weeks
Ellery St @ Broadway
Highland Ave @ Broadway
Antrim Pl @ Broadway
St. Mary, Prospect, Gardner
Columbia @ Cambridge
Amherst St @ Hayward St
Max Ave @ Cambridge
Windsor St @ Main St
Third St @ Spring St
Lansdowne @ Mass Ave
Putnam Ave, Franklin, Flagg
Putnam Ave @ Calendar
Harvard St @ Ellery
Harvard St @ Prescott St
Bristol St @ Hampshire St
Bishop Allen Dt @ Essex St
Pleasant St @ River St

PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

50/60 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
Second St – closure for crane Saturday
Linskey Way – closed
Binney St – right lane closed

100 BINNEY STREET

CONTRACTOR: Linskey Way – left lane closed

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR: Sewer work – backfill and pave
Water work
Trucking soil

121 FIRST STREET

CONTRACTOR: URBAN SPACES
NOT PRESENT

610 MAIN STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Portland St – both lanes closed for a crane, detouring traffic Tuesday

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY

CONTRACTOR:
No work
Tie-in sewer & drain 1-2 weeks

295 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Occupying parking on West St & Harvard St
Sidewalk work on West St Thursday
Lee St – pave trench

40 ERIE STREET/200 SIDNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

180 WINDSOR STREET (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: No work
Sidewalk closures around site

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
Deliveries; Monday – Thursday water work 9pm-5am

131 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR: Sidewalk work, curb work in 2 weeks

209 BROADWAY
No work

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
Upland Rd – sidewalk closed

1924 MASS AVE (PORTER HOTEL)

CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
Almost complete with project

1971 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: URBAN SPACES
No work this week
Paving Allen St & sidewalk work 2nd week in September

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
No Work
Next week – electrical work, sidewalk walk closures

175 HURON AVENUE
CONTRACTOR:
Excavation for foundation

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE

CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

130 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR: HANOVER COMPANY
NOT PRESENT



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