Huron B Improvements

The Huron B Project includes the streets listed below. To view streetscape plans, please click on the street name. To view more detailed plans about the streets, please visit our "Documents" tab to download the most up-to-date version.

 Updated Streetscape Plans   
 Appleton Street North
 Appleton Street South
 Blakeslee Street
 Chilton Street
 Fayerweather Street North
 Fayerweather Street South
 Granville Road
 Gurney Street
 Huron Avenue
 Hutchinson Street
 Manassas Avenue
 Reservoir Street North
 Reservoir Street South
 Royal Avenue
 Saville Street
 Vassal Lane
 Walden Street 
 Wyman Road

Traffic Pattern Change Notice: Standish Street

Please note starting Monday, August 3rd, Standish Street traffic flow will be REVERSED (towards Huron Avenue), 24- hours a day, and will continue in this direction until further notice.


Signs will be posted to direct vehicles through this traffic change, which is expected to last a few months in duration. You will receive an additional notification when the traffic is reversed back to the original northbound pattern. Construction day parking restrictions and traffic detours will continue to be signed on a daily basis. We ask that you take extra care when driving down this street and obey all traffic and parking signs. On-street parking will still be allowed during this time. Street sweeping and City services will remain in effect.


  • Click here to view this week’s traffic map.

Week of November 23rd – November 27th *

*Please note, there will be No Work on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of Thanksgiving

Activity Description:

  • Project wide- Clean up, back of sidewalk restoration, sign installation and private inflow

Streets Impacted: Project wide

Week of November 30th – December 4th (anticipated activity)

Activity Description:

  • Vassal (Alpine to Reservoir, south side only)- Curb and sidewalk
  • Project wide- Back of sidewalk restoration, sign installation and private inflow

Streets Impacted: Vassal Lane

Future Outlook

Reservoir/Vassal/Walden- Water work

Additional Resident Engineer Notes: 

  • Test pits ongoing
  • Paving ongoing 
  • Private in-flow removal ongoing


Resident Engineer: Bruno Cardarelli at (617) 799-4374

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 / 

In case of emergency after hours or on weekends, please call the DPW 24-Hour line at (617)-349-4800.


Please click here to view the latest project schedule (as of August 2015)

Huron Avenue Contract B Overall Schedule

  • Preliminary Design:  May 2012-December 2012
  • Final Design:  December 2012-May 2013
  • Construction Begins summer 2013


Please see updates tab for more detailed, current schedule for events.

Project Background

Huron Ave Contract A, Huron Ave Contract B and  the Concord Ave Contract 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 this project are 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 will be undertaken by the City’s consultants. Investigations will attempt to determine how and where discharges from the sanitary sewer, sump pump, yard drain, driveway drain, stairwell drain and roof drains leave private property. The design of the infrastructure work will include upgrades of water, cable, gas, electric as part of these contracts.

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


Huron Avenue

As part of the Huron B project, Huron Avenue, from Concord Ave to Fresh Pond Parkway, will be full reconstructed.  The City's Community Development Department will manage the community process for Huron Avenue.  For more information, please visit the Huron Avenue webpage.  




Cambridge Department of Public Works
147 Hampshire Street

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


For information related to the project design, including Huron Avenue, please contact Project Manager Kara McSweeney Falise at 617.349.4827 or

For any questions, concerns, or assistance related to construction, or to sign up to receive project
specific email updates, please contact KyAnn Anderson, DPW’s Community Relations Manager, at (617) 498-4708 or   


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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
24 Hour emergency 617.349.4860


Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

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