Police Department

Information on Steam Venting in East Cambridge

Work is typical; no cause for alarm


This is the Cambridge Police Department would like to share the following information with residents in the East Cambridge area.

A newly constructed steam line will be brought into service this week on Cambridge Parkway starting October 8th.

A short section between Kendall Station and the exit of Cambridge Parkway will be brought into service on October 9th. 

This will continue at the corner of Land Blvd. and Charles River Dam Road and a section will be brought into service in front of the Museum of Science on October 10th.

This work is typical and involves draining water and venting steam to warm up the pipe. The noise is about as noisy as a lawnmower and should not be cause for alarm.

Please do not be alarmed if you hear noises or see anything associated with the release of steam from these pipes, and please be patient as the work may continue on the 11th if necessary.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Cambridge City Hall

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Cambridge MA, 02139
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Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Louis DePasquale
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager