Weekly Construction Highlights

Cambridge Common

PERMITS: 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:  APRIL 24, 2017

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:  
     • All details must be called in at least 24 hours in advance to the detail office. Details called in the day of cannot be filled.
     • Please make sure Emergency contacts are updated on permits and it is someone that is available 24 hours a day.
     • No Parking Signs – all signs must be posted 48 hours in advance for all new construction. All on-going construction there is a minimum of 24 hours, but the City would like 48 hours. All signs must be completely filled out including the permit number or the City will have the right to take down the signs. 
     • Certified Payroll – all subcontractor certified payroll’s need to be submitted, please email it to certifiedpayrolls@cambridgema.gov
     • Arborist, Dave Lefcourt - contact information, 617.224.2864 (cell) or email: dlefcourt@cambridgema.gov      • To contact Yilkal Bekele about Erosion & Sediment Control on your job site email: ybekele@cambridgema.gov or call 781-706-7007

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
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

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 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm 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.DellAnno@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 : Matthew.Viens@eversource.com  and William.Zamparelli@eversource.com

CITY PROJECTS
HURON B PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Huron Ave – sidewalk work; paving next week; installing lighting pole bases
Appleton St crosswalk
Fayerweather St – (north end) – paving May 4th 

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Concord Lane – sidewalk work and paving next week

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Fern St – east side sidewalk work and hardscape
Sidewalk work project-wide – misc. repairs
Fayerweather/Field – bio-basin work
Paving – June 9-16 (starting Friday night): Concord Ave @ Huron Ave –

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Auburn – Franklin – sidewalk
Watson – Auburn Sts – sidewalk work starting mid-week
Eversource Gas – Pearl St (2 crews) installing main – 2 more weeks

NEWPORT, ROSELAND, APPLETON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
NOT PRESENT
Roseland St – full depth
Newport – full depth
Roseland/Newport – paving next Wednesday

CHAPTER 90-CONTRACT 20
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION Mass Ave (Lancaster – Arlington) – sidewalk work
Hurlbut St – brick sidewalks
Richard & Mueller – starting in 2 weeks

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 21
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Thorndike St – (between Fifth & Sixth Sts) services
Kenwood St – drainage
Lawn St – 2 weeks

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Green St – sewer work
90 Hamilton St
Rindge Ave – sewer repair

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: US PAVEMENT
NOT PRESENT
  
KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
No work

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
No work

MIT SOMA PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
Deliveries – trucking
Wadsworth & Amherst – utility work

859 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
No work

VAIL COURT
No Work

SACRAMENTO FIELD
CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
No work

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Sidewalk work on river side

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Sidewalk work from Oxford St to Sacramento St


CITY DEPARTMENTS
CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
Work in Cambridge Common – conduit by JNJ Sacca
Mass Ave @ Vassar St – Spectrum - fiber

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
No work

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Montgomery St – lateral tie-in’s
Kenwood St – start in 2 weeks


UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Harvard Kennedy School (79 JFK Street)
- Work contained inside of site fence
- Deliveries from Eliot St
- Would like to work Sunday – putting in permits and variance
- In late April, crews would like to begin sidewalk restoration on Eliot Street. I will coordinate with Jeya.

Smith Campus Center (1350 Mass Ave)
- Holyoke Street remains closed 7am-4pm weekdays only
- Raised Crosswalk on Dunster St to begin this week and last 3-4 weeks, Dunster closed for demo; Holyoke will be open.
- Steel work at night 6:00 pm – 12:00 midnight on Mass Ave

Winthrop House
- Mill Street between Holyoke Street and Plympton Street remains closed for the duration of the project.
- Deliveries from Memorial Drive and Holyoke Street

40 Concord Ave
- Interior work continues
- Within the coming weeks, crews will begin landscaping and hardscaping activities. In May, crews will be repaving the parking lot behind the building.

1607-1615 Mass Ave
- Dewatering
- Hauling soil

20 Summer Road
- 2-3 weeks to start
- NetZero project

MIT
345 Vassar Street
- Meter installations
- Nano deliveries


UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST
Coolidge Hill Rd – trench
132 Mt Auburn St – manhole repair
Concord Lane – manhole raised
If you need any Comcast work to be done please contact Anthony Vatalaro Anthony_Vatalaro@comcast.com at 617-279-7037

MIRRA Concord Ave, Smith Place and Moulton – ariel and underground cabling

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
Francis Ave
Beacon St – pole replacements
254 Mass Ave – outage rescheduled
200 Main St
Broadway @ Prescott
Matt Veins – please contact if you need any casting work done (please see contact info above).

EVERSOURCE GAS 60
Albany St
Cypress
Foch
Lawn
Amherst
Carlise

VEOLIA
Second St – replace condensate pipe

VERIZON Newport Rd
610 Main St
5 Cambridge Park Dr
2 Canal Park
80 Erie St
Contact person: Matt King matthew.i.king@verizon.com

AT&T
NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE
NOT PRESENT


PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC
Linskey – westbound lane closure
Binney – eastbound lane closure – lighting; backfilling and panel work

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC.
Concrete pump truck Wednesday - Friday
Wednesday – steel delivery with crane

121 FIRST STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Foundation work

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Deliveries / concrete work on-site

NORTH POINT PROJECT
CONTRACTOR:
Surcharge piles

399 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: RICHMOND GROUP/W.L. FRENCH
Lane closure on Cardinal Medeiros
trucking

555 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE
CONTRACTOR: W.L. FRENCH
On-site grading; sidewalk work on corner of Tech Sq. and Broadway

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
Crane – Wednesday – Friday for deliveries; partial street closure on Franklin St

10 ESSEX STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Permitting / cut and caps
Taking 4 parking spaces in lot

246 NORFOLK STREET
CONTRACTOR:
No Work

145 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR:
Sidewalks occupied
Demo / cut & cap
Median removal

209 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
Sidewalk taken on Market St
Work is on-going

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
Installation of a pedestrian walkway in 2 weeks

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Rindge Ave lane closure for 2 weeks

175 HURON AVENUE
CONTRACTOR: BRODER
NOT PRESENT

75 MOULTON STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

253 WALDEN STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
trucking

23 HAWTHORNE STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
  
35 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT


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Saturday, April 29th
Gawad Kalinga 5k Run at Danehy Park

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Dept of Public Works

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4000
TDD:617.349.4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm