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 16, 2016

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
TREE PRESENTATION
CITY ARBORIST 
CONTACT INFO: David Lefcourt, City Arborist 617-349-6433 (office), 617-224-2864 (cell) or email: dlefcourt@cambridgema.gov

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 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

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 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. 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

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 @ Fresh Pond Pkwy
Vassal, Appleton, Hutchinson, Saville – sidewalk work
Fayerweather St – brick sidewalks
Additional crew – June/July for back of sidewalk work

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
73 New St – services
Concord Lane night work 9:00 pm – 7:00 am
Eversource Electric – duct bank-75 New Street – waiting for May pole & conduit meeting

CONCORD AVE PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Alpine and Chilton
Concord Ave (Walden – Fayerweather) – sidewalk work
Ivy & Hazel – sidewalk demo

CAMBRIDGE CEMETERY PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: D’ALLESSANDRO
Grading River Ave and binder on Friday

MAIN STREET/KENDALL SQUARE

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Irrigation
Brick work on eastbound side
Punch list work and concrete sidewalk repairs
MBTA never showed to deactivate line
Milling – June 11, Pave – June 18 – will apply for variance for early start time

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 17

CONTRACTOR: D’ALLESSANDRO
Sherman St – grade May 23, binder May 24-25
Amory St – raised crosswalk, patch work and drainage, pave May 23
Fulkerson St – milling today (Spring-Charles), paving next week; pave bike path

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Wadsworth, Akron and Hurley Sts

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: US PAVEMENT
Jefferson St, Binney St (Third-Sixth), Banks, Trowbridge, Kirkland,
Bond, Madison, Humboldt, Chetwynd, Channing Place

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
NOT PRESENT

LONGFELLOW BRIDGE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: J.F. WHITE/SKANSKA
NOT PRESENT

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
Central Sq flexipave – Sidney- Pearl & Pearl -Prospect

GRAND JUNCTION PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Site furnishings and plantings
Paving Thursday
Grand Opening June 8th

CAMBRIDGE COMMON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Irrigation work in lay down area; high use soil; brick work at cannon, foundations for irrigation control & street light controller boxes, close up entrance to lay down area, bump out
Cannon’s and Archway delivered in June
Completion – May 20th with punch list work remaining

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT

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
No Work

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT

No Work

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT

Dudley St – services
Sparks @ Huron – hydrant
Sixth St (Cambridge – Charles)


UNIVERSITY PROJECTS

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

79 JFK Street – deliveries, steel erection, concrete pours
Smith Campus – on-site work, deliveries on Holyoke St-soft closures, installing scaffolding
Winthrop House –work resumes 5/31

MIT
Nano Project – deliveries
345 Vassar Street – waiting on building permit
SOMA – on hold for finals
105 Mass Ave – lift on Saturday
70 Vassar St – lift on May 28-29
Steam work @ Mass Ave – June 6


UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST

New St
Cambridge Park Drive – sidewalk vault

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
Albany St
300 Mass Ave
Essex St
Berkshire St
Concord Ave
Plymopton St
Amory St – manhole’s for paving
New St – test-pits
Baystate Rd – test pit
Rogers St – needs to be scheduled
First St – paving
New St – pole & conduit meeting work to be scheduled

EVERSOURCE GAS
Channing St,
Maple Ave
Highland St
Bay St
252 Pearl St
Kirkland St
468 Columbia St
130 Harvard St
Adjusting castings – night time crew

VEOLIA
Repair crosswalk & striping, Mattuchio doing sidewalk repair on south side

VERIZON
NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE

NO WORK


PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
50/60 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
Linskey Way closure
Crane on Binney St – eastbound lane closure next week
Trucking
June –
Sidewalk and curb work in June
Triangle Park - July

100 BINNEY STREET

CONTRACTOR:
Linskey Way – road closed this week
Utility work on-site
Tower crane on Saturday – Binney St

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR:
No Work

185 ALBANY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

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

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR: JMA
sewer main work

295 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Closure of sidewalk Harvard St & Lee St – day time work

40 ERIE STREET/200 SIDNEY STREET

CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

180 WINDSOR STREET (CHA)

CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)

CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
Crane set-up Thursday, deliveries on Franklin St & Green St
Water service – Green St

131 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Water tie-in

1868 MASS AVE

CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
Sidewalk closure on Upland Rd
trucking

1924 MASS AVE (PORTER HOTEL)

CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
No Work

1971 MASS AVE

CONTRACTOR: URBAN SPACES
No work
Upcoming work: paving Mass Ave & Allen St

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE

CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
NOT PRESENT

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
No work in public way – finishing piles this week

130 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE

CONTRACTOR: HANOVER COMPANY
NOT PRESENT
No work – gas line install complete


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