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Huron B Improvements

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

Huron Avenue (Concord Avenue to Fresh Pond Parkway) - View Plans

Chilton Street (Vassal Lane to Huron Avenue) - View Plans

Gurney Street - View Plans

Fayerweather Street (Vassal Lane to Brattle Street) - View Plans Part 1              View Plans Part 2 

Granville Road (Vassal Lane to Huron Avenue) - View Plans

Reservoir Street (Vassal Lane to Fayerweather Street) - View Plans Part 1           View Plans Part 2           

Vassal Lane (Alpine Street to Huron Avenue) - View Plans

Blakeslee Street - View Plans

Saville Street (Fayerweather Street to Walden Street) - View Plans

Hutchinson Street - View Plans

Appleton Street (Concord Avenue to Highland Street) - View Plans Part 1           View Plan Part 2

Royal Avenue - View Plans

Manassas Avenue - View Plans

Walden Street (Saville Street to Vassal Lane) - View Plans

Week of March 16th - March 20th


  • Appleton (Huron to Concord)- Drain and sewer
  • Hutchinson- Drain


Streets Impacted: Appleton Street and Hutchinson Street



Week of March 23rd - March 27th (anticipated activity)


  • Appleton (Huron to Concord)- Drain and sewer
  • Huron Ave- Drain, drain laterals, and sewer
  • Hutchinson- Drain
  • Wyman- Drain


Streets Impacted: Appleton Street, Huron Avenue, Hutchinson Street, and Wyman Road

Future Outlook
Fayerweather (Huron to Brattle)- Water
Grozier (@ Huron)- Drain


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, DPW’s 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 September 2014)

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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