City Construction Projects

Search for detailed information about City construction projects below.

Or, visit our weekly construction highlights page to learn about current construction activity and to find links related to planning and construction (including rodent control, private utility, and institutional projects, etc.).

To learn which streets/ sidewalks are scheduled for reconstruction during the next 5 years, please visit the 5 Year Street and Sidewalk Reconstruction Plan.

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Project Name & Description Type Category
Graham and Parks School Improvements
Building & Park Improvements
Buildings Current Construction
Green Line Extension Project
The Green Line Extension is a top transportation priority of the Commonwealth.
Transit Current Construction
Monsignor O'Brien Highway Reconstruction - Phase 2A (Lechmere Canal Outfall)
In order to develop Cambridge Crossing, DivcoWest is required to make improvements to Monsignor O’Brien Highway from Third Street to Museum Way. These improvements include subsurface and surface infrastructure upgrades. This section of Monsignor O’Brien Highway will be transformed from a highway into a tree lined boulevard with bicycle lanes/cycle tracks, new sidewalks and significantly improved pedestrian crossings. Due to the MBTA’s Green Line Extension (GLX) Project, these improvements must be phased.
Streets and Sidewalks Current Construction
Monsignor O'Brien Hwy Reconstruction - Phase 1 (Third St. to Gore St.)
In order to develop Cambridge Crossing, DivcoWest is required to make improvements to Monsignor O’Brien Highway from Third Street to Museum Way. These improvements include subsurface and surface infrastructure upgrades. This section of Monsignor O’Brien Highway will be transformed from a highway into a tree lined boulevard with bicycle lanes/cycle tracks, new sidewalks and significantly improved pedestrian crossings. Due to the MBTA’s Green Line Extension (GLX) Project, these improvements must be phased.
Streets and Sidewalks Current Construction
Parker and Healey Streets
Road and Sidewalk Reconstruction
Streets and Sidewalks Current Construction
Pearl Street Reconstruction Project
Reconstruction of Pearl Street from Massachusetts Avenue to Granite St.
Streets and Sidewalks Current Construction
Porter/Harding Streets
Roadway paving, sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian ramp installations
Streets and Sidewalks Current Construction
Russell Field Renovation Project
The City is developing plans to renovate Russell Field and the adjacent practice field area. Plans include the resurfacing of both playing fields and site amenities to improve the functionality of the facility.
Parks Current Construction
Sacramento Field Improvements
Park renovation and improvements
Parks Current Construction
Sixth Street Reconstruction Project
Sixth Street between Cambridge Street and Bent Street is currently scheduled for roadway work in the summer of 2018 as part of the City's 5 Year Street & Sidewalk Plan.
Streets and Sidewalks Current Construction
Thorndike Street Reconstruction Project
Thorndike Street (Fulkerson St. to Third St.) Reconstruction Project includes sidewalk and roadway work as well as water main replacement.
Streets and Sidewalks Current Construction
Willard Street Drainage Improvement Project
The City of Cambridge has contracted with a consultant, HDR Engineering, to provide engineering design services for the Willard Street Drainage Improvement Project. The design will include replacing and/or rehabilitating the sewer and stormwater infrastructure and the construction of a new stormwater pipe and outfall at the Charles River. There is an opportunity to evaluate surface improvements to the roadway to promote traffic calming and improvements to bicycle and pedestrian accessibility.
Sewer and Stormwater Current Construction
Amory Street Reconstruction
Reconstruction of Amory Street
Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Appleton Street Infrastructure Improvements Project
Highland Street to Brattle Street
Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
Broadway Improvements
Third Street to Ames Street
Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project

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