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: June 20, 2016

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
REMINDERS
: Marking work zones – please be sure to spray after roadway grinding all castings (tops and edges) in pink paint
Dust Control – please be sure to control dust on your projects
Last day of school in Cambridge Tuesday, June 21st
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 sidewalks

Manassas & Wyman – full depth
Concord Ave @ Fresh Pond Pkwy – water work resumes this week

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
New St – fine grading this week and paving Friday

Verizon – duct bank work

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Field St – sidewalk work

Ivy St – curb work
Walden St & Concord Ave – sealing sidewalks

CAMBRIDGE CEMETERY PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: D’ALLESSANDRO NOT PRESENT
Curb work

MAIN STREET/KENDALL SQUARE
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Paving complete

Paving raised crosswalks this week
Punch list work
Pavement markings done 6/29

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 17

CONTRACTOR: D’ALLESSANDRO
NOT PRESENT


CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET

CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Mobilizing on to site

Water lead services
Sacca water work TBD

REMEDIAL CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Harvard Sq Kiosk – test-pits

Sidewalk work misc locations

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: US PAVEMENT
NO WORK

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Light rucking; exterior demo

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
Memorial Dr lane closures – east & west bound this week during the day

Thursday, June 20th bridge closed to vehicular traffic at night
Bridge closed to all (MBTA restrictions) – July 9,16,23
  

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
Brookline St

Grey Gardens West
Central Sq
Mass Ave @ Walden

GRAND JUNCTION PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Punch list work


CAMBRIDGE COMMON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Brick work and punch list

Parking Opening Sunday, June 26th
Completion – May 20th with punch list work remaining

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Paving Thursday

Curb and ramp work on City side

BEACON STREET PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Full depth in outbound lane

ROUTE 2 PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Plantings & hydro seed


CITY DEPARTMENTS
CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
NOT PRESENT

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
Mt Auburn @ Aberdeen – conduit work
Pavement markings at night

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Sixth St @ Cambridge St

UNIVERSITY PROJECTS

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
79 JFK Street – deliveries, concrete pours, steel erection

Smith Campus – on-site work, deliveries on Holyoke St-soft closures, demo of plaza; a portion of Dunster St sidewalk closed starting Wednesday
Winthrop House – next week; steel beams delivered; Plympton St closed (Memorial Dr to Mill St)
Holyoke St Chilled Water – on-going
Law School – roof replaced 7/11-22 lift on sidewalk

MIT

Nano Project – no work

345 Vassar Street – drain, sewer and water utilities; Eversource working overhead
Ames @ Amherst - façade repairs to building crane
Random Hall 290 Mass Ave – new roof – staging being erected
Mass Ave Steam Line - start tomorrow on MIT property
304 Vassar St – water leak in building
12 Emily – on-going trucking
Wadsworth St – test pit Tuesday/Wednesday

UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST
Essex St
Misc pole transfers for CED

MIRRA

5 Sacramento


EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
Harvard @ Trowbridge
295 Harvard St (work on West and Lee St )
First St – paving 7/11
New St – test pit
Garden St & Field St - chipping

EVERSOURCE GAS
Maple Ave

Brewster St
Elmwood Ave
Walden @ Sherman – paving today
88 Ames St

VEOLIA
Second St – pouring concrete
Broadway – waiting on approval from CRA

VERIZON
New St
Allen St
675 Mass Ave
40 Erie St
Binney St
Fulkerson St

CROWN CASTLE
NOT PRESENT

PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
50/60 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT


100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Linskey Way – road closed this week, steel erection

Binney St – sidewalk reopened

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR:
NO WORK

185 ALBANY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

1 KENDALL SQUARE

Sidewalk opening on Broadway; moving onto Cardinal Medeiros

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR: JMA
sewer main work , sewer manhole

Demo garage, trucking next week
Eversource - transformer

295 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:
 Eversource Elec – work on West St

40 ERIE STREET/200 SIDNEY STREET

CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

180 WINDSOR STREET (CHA)

CONTRACTOR:
Temporary sidewalk closures around site

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
Franklin St – deliveries

131 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:
No work

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
No work this week, Upland Rd sidewalk still closed

1924 MASS AVE (PORTER HOTEL)

CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
Wednesday – pouring driveway

1971 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: URBAN SPACES
Waiting on Verizon to complete their work

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE

CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
No work

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
Foundation work on-site; utilities on-site

130 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE

CONTRACTOR: HANOVER COMPANY
Clay St – sidewalk work


SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, June 24th
City Dance Party Mass Ave closed from Prospect St to Lee St

Saturday, June 25th
Paradise Café Block Party Albany St closed from Mass Ave to Cross St


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