During the week of April 21, sidewalk and roadway reconstruction will begin. The road work will take about one month to complete and the sidewalk work will be ongoing through the spring and summer.
We expect construction activities to resume in the fall of 2015.
Crews will mobilize on Main St on Wednesday, February 25 to begin removing the deteriorated pear trees from the project area. The trees have structural flaws that make them susceptible to storm damage. Crews will plant a total of 58 new trees , from 5 different species at the end of the construction this fall. For more information on the Main St tree plan, please visit the Documents tab.
In mid-March, crews are expected to resume utility work on the north side of Main St, between the MBTA station and Ames St. In April, construction activities will ramp up with crews starting road and sidewalk reconstruction. We expect the surface work to continue through the summer.
We expect construction conclude this fall 2015.
Through the Kendall Square Planning Study (K2C2 ), a plan of improvements for Main Street (Ames to Wadsworth) has been developed. The plan will provide a high quality experience for pedestrians and cyclists with reconstructed sidewalks and roadway, enhance transit accommodations, provide a new connection from Third St to Main St, and include seating, bus shelters and bike parking, including artist designed bike racks.
Please also check the K2C2 website for more information on this project.
For more information on the Main Street project, please contact Kathy Watkins at email@example.com /617.349.4751 or Kelly Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org /617.349.4870. The Department of Public Works TTY line is 617.349.4805.
For more information about the K2C2 study, please contact Iram Farooq at email@example.com /617.349.4606. The Community Development Department TTY line is 617.349.4621.