Concord Avenue Neighborhood

The Concord Ave Project includes the streets listed below. To view streetscape plans, please click on one of the 4 general areas in the table below.

2016 Updated Streetscape Plans

Northeast Area Northwest Area South Area Concord Ave.
Chilton St. (N. of Concord Ave) Alpine St. (N. of Concord Ave) Alpine St. (S. of Concord Ave)
Copley Street Bay State Road Chilton St. (S. of Concord Ave)
Fayerweather St. (N. of Concord Ave) Birch Street Fayerweather St. (S. of Concord Ave)
Field Street (East of Alpine St.) Corporal Burns Road Saville Street
Hazel Street Fern Street
Ivy Street Field Street (W. of Alpine St.)
Walden Street Garden Street

Alewife Sewer Separation Project - Construction Update for August/September 2016

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Week of November 21st – November 25th*
*Please note, there will be NO Work on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2016 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
Activity Description:

• Copley – Sidewalk repairs
• Fayerweather – Sidewalk repairs
• Fayerweather (at Field) – Install pavers for raised intersection/crosswalk
• Fern (at Field) – Raised intersection work
• Field – Sidewalk installation
• Garden (at Walden) – Pouring concrete sidewalk
• Hazel – Sidewalk repairs
• Project wide – Winter prep work and sign installation
Streets Impacted: Copley Street, Fayerweather Street, Fern Street, Field Street, Garden Street, Hazel Street and Walden Street

Week of November 28th – December 2nd (anticipated activity)
Activity Description:

• Alpine (at Field) – Raised crosswalks
• Bay State – Back of sidewalk paving
• Birch – Leveling/shimming paving
• Chilton (at Concord, Field) – Raised crosswalks
• Chilton (at Field) – Repairs to sidewalk/curb extension
• Corporal Burns – Leveling/shimming paving
• Fayerweather – Leveling/shimming paving
• Fern (at Field) – Raised intersection work
• Fern – Leveling/shimming paving
• Garden (at Ivy) – Raised crosswalks
• Garden (Montessori School) – Back of sidewalk paving
• Project wide – Winter prep work and sign installation
Streets Impacted: Alpine Street, Bay State Road, Birch Street, Chilton Street, Concord Ave, Corporal Burns Road, Fayerweather Street, Fern Street, Field Street, Garden Street, Ivy Street, and Walden Street

Additional Resident Engineer Notes:
• Back of sidewalk work in ongoing
• Road-safe – Permanent signs installation
• Curb and sidewalk work is ongoing
• Winter prep work is ongoing

Resident Engineer: Mike Smith at (857) 201-1005 / Michael.d.smith@mwhglobal.com

Contact Information:
For any questions, concerns, or assistance with this project, or to sign up to receive project specific email updates, please contact KyAnn Anderson, Community Relations Manager, at (617) 498-4708 / kanderson@kleinfelder.com
In case of emergency after hours or on weekends, please call the DPW 24-Hour line at (617)-349-4800.



April 2016

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Concord Avenue Neighborhood Contract Overall Schedule:
• Preliminary Design: January 2013 – May 2013
• Final Design: June 2013 – September 2013
• Construction Begins* winter 2013/2014





PROJECT BACKGROUND

The Alewife Sewer Separation Project is made up of three major contract areas in three adjoining neighborhoods, the Huron Avenue A, Huron Avenue B and Concord Avenue neighborhoods. These contracts are part of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s (MWRA) Long Term Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Plan for the Alewife Brook. Sewer separation and stormwater management in these contract areas will separate existing combined sewers and provide dedicated sanitary sewers and stormwater drains.

About The Design

The principal goals of the Alewife Sewer Separation Project is to improve water quality in the Alewife Brook by eliminating combined sewer overflows; protect Fresh Pond Reservoir from potential contaminants; and, control the occurrences of street flooding and sewer and stormwater backups on public and private properties. Prior to beginning design, building and system investigation for the entire project area was undertaken by the City’s consultants. Those Investigations are necessary to understand how and where discharges from the sanitary sewer, sump pump, yard drain, driveway drain, stairwell drain and roof drains leave private property. In addition to the sewer separation work, the infrastructure design for each project area will include upgrades of water, cable, gas and electric.

The City will work with the community in developing an approach to surface improvements that address pedestrian, vehicular, landscaping, and environmental concerns for each of the project areas. Community meetings will be held to discuss neighborhood concerns and potential design solutions.

Cambridge Department of Public Works
147 Hampshire Street
Catherine Daly Woodbury, Project Manager
cwoodbury@cambridgema.gov / 617.349.4818

DPW Office hours are:
Mondays, 8:30 AM to 8 PM
Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Friday, 8:30 AM to 12 noon

For information related to the project design and to sign up to receive project specific email updates contact KyAnn Anderson, the DPW's Community Coordinator at 617.498.4708/ Kanderson@kleinfelder.com or Catherine Daly Woodbury the DPW's Project Manager at 617.349.4818/ cwoodbury@cambridgema.gov .

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