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: September 19, 2016

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
REMINDERS:  
Paving:  
There are 7 weeks left for top coat paving.  There will be no paving in November.  If there is emergency paving required in November, there will be no paving on Election Day, (Nov. 8th) or Veteran's Day (Nov 11th).

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
Saville St – porous paving
Granville – raising structures
Fayerweather St –
Project-wide – back of sidewalk work
Huron Ave – full depth work
Street sweeping signs should remain in place during construction

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Concord Lane – raising structures behind the mall
New Street – grading sidewalks

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Huron @ Concord – sidewalk work; conduit work for traffic lights and foundations
Garden St – curb work
Field St – sidewalk work
Corp Burns @ Concord Ave – missing ramp??
Street sweeping signs should remain in place during construction

MAIN STREET/KENDALL SQUARE

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
No Work
Waiting on Irrigation walk-through

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Erie St to Lawrence St– sidewalk work
Auburn St – drainage work
Phase II drainage work: Erie to Granite – next week

NEWPORT, ROSELAND, APPLETON PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Appleton @ Highland – manhole work
Brattle @ Appleton – water main work

REMEDIAL CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Catch basin repairs:
Martin St
Brattle St
12 Belmont St

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: US PAVEMENT
No Work
Start Sept 22 – New St parking lot

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL

CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Demo starts today (Monday), trucking to increase; crossing pedestrians during the day

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
Mt Auburn St @ Holworthy St
Putnam Ave @ Pleasant St
Willow St
Soden St @ Franklin St

MIT SOMA PROJECT
Temporary construction access at Hayward and Carlton
Pedestrian barricades

CAMBRIDGE COMMON PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Tree & lawn maintenance
Signals signed off by Traffic & Parking

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Bike path prep, loaming in the area

BEACON STREET PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Park to Washington St – gas work closed during the day
Sidewalk work starting at bridge


CITY DEPARTMENTS
CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT

Harvard Sq – retrofits

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
Pavement markings
Trowbridge @ Broadway – saw cut traffic loops on Saturday

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT

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


UNIVERSITY PROJECTS

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
NOT PRESENT
79 JFK St – work on-site; deliveries from Eliot St
Smith Campus – drainage and water work in Forbes Plaza; demo to Holyoke Pavilion; prepping for steel erection; Holyoke St to be closed 1-2 days between now and steel erection.
Winthrop House – work onsite; concrete pour Wednesday-take 1 lane on Memorial Dr
Plympton Street – chilled water continues on-site
1 Oxford St – crane on site this week Wednesday/Thursday on Harvard property

MIT
Nano Project – work on MIT property
345 Vassar St – deliveries, crane Wednesday/Thursday – lane closure
Vassar St @ Mass Ave Steam Line – West Vassar detour; sidewalks; Mass Ave pipe work; Mass Ave – manhole work
Main @ Albany – city sidewalk work next week
40 Ames St – sidewalk work
Audrey St – work on-site


UTILITY COMPANIES

COMCAST
281 Rindge Ave – this week
3-33 Church St – trench (new conduit)
Amherst St

MIRRA
NOT PRESENT

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC

Rogers St @ Second St
799 Concord Ave
Pearl @ Valentine
445 Concord Ave
Ellery St
24 Irving St
Mass @ Inman
New St – test pits
150-200 Binney St
Double pole crew

EVERSOURCE GAS
Pearl St
Hilliard St
Cottage St
Ballard Place
109 Inman St

VEOLIA

No work
600 Main St – condensate pipe work in October

VERIZON
Binney St
Carlton St
1414 Mass Ave
110 Mt Auburn St
Hilliard St
Appleton @ Highland
322 Binney St – manhole survey

AT&T

NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE

No Work this week
Paving the highlighted streets Monday, 9/26
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 Dr @ Essex St
Pleasant St @ River St


PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

50/60 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT

100 BINNEY STREET

CONTRACTOR:
Linskey Way – left lane closed

88 AMES STREET

CONTRACTOR:
Deliveries; foundation work

121 FIRST STREET
CONTRACTOR: URBAN SPACES
NOT PRESENT

610 MAIN STREET

CONTRACTOR:
Crane on Portland St on Wednesday

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR:
Concrete pour on-site

295 HARVARD STREET

CONTRACTOR:
Harvard St –dumpster, landscaping, drainage in parking lane
Lee St – sidewalks
West St - sidewalks

40 ERIE STREET/200 SIDNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

180 WINDSOR STREET (CHA)
CONTRACTOR:
 NOT PRESENT

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
NOT PRESENT

131 HARVARD STREET

CONTRACTOR:
Harvard St – sidewalks Thursday, mill next week, pave week of October 3

209 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
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
Paving Allen St October 6; sidewalks on October 10

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE

CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Electrical duct bank work – sidewalk closed 7-10 remaining
Water tie-in Wednesday

175 HURON AVENUE

CONTRACTOR: Foundation work

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE

CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

130 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR: HANOVER COMPANY
NOT PRESENT


SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, Sept 24
     Port Pride Day Columbia Street closed (Washington St to Bishop Allen Dr)
Sunday, Sept 25
     Paddy’s 5k Walden St, Raymond St, Huron Ave, Sherman St, Rindge Ave, Cedar St, Harvey St, Russell Field, Rindge Ave, Sherman, finish at Walden St

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