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.  To view more detailed plans about the streets, please visit our "Documents" tab to download the most up-to-date version.

    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    


Bus Stop Relocation Effective September 8th – November 30th, 24 hours/day

This bus route change is for #74, #75 and #78 for outbound stops only.  All inbound routes will remain the same. Starting on Tuesday, 9/8/15, signs will be placed at the new, temporary, bus stop locations on Garden Street to help riders navigate through this change.

  • 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:

  • Chilton (Concord to Vassal)- Roadway restoration
  • Concord Avenue (Huron to Walden- south side only)- Sidewalk reconstruction
  • Project wide- Back of sidewalk restoration, raising castings, and inverts

Streets Impacted: Chilton Street and Concord Avenue

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

Activity Description:

  • Chilton (Concord to Vassal)- Roadway restoration
  • Concord Avenue (Huron to Walden- south side only)- Sidewalk reconstruction
  • Copley- Curb and sidewalks
  • Project wide- Back of sidewalk restoration, raising castings, and inverts

Streets Impacted: Chilton Street, Concord Avenue and Copley Street

Future Outlook

  • Alpine (South of Concord)- Roadway restoration

Additional Resident Engineer Notes:  

  • Pre-construction surveys ongoing
  • Private Inflow throughout the contract is ongoing

Resident Engineer: Mike Smith at (857) 201-1005 /

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.

October 6th, 2015

This notice is to inform you of the updated paving schedule for the Concord Ave - Alewife Sewer Separation Project. The City’s contractor, P. Gioioso and Sons, Inc., is scheduled to install a pavement overlay on Garden Street (Alpine to Walden) on Friday, October 9th. The schedule for this work is as follows:

Garden St. Paving* 

    • Friday, October 9th from 7AM to 10AM the City’s contractor will do a temporary pavement overlay on Garden Street (Alpine to Walden).

* Please note this work is weather permitting and subject to change. Any schedule updates for this work activity will be communicated via email and posted on the City’s project website.

What to expect during paving activity: 
    • Signage and police details will be onsite to assist traffic. 
    • When work occurs directly in front of driveways or entryways, the contractor will coordinate access directly with residents/business. 
    • Emergency vehicles will have access to all properties at all times. 
    • City services will continue uninterrupted. 
    • Detour for MBTA busses (from Concord to Garden) will be in effect during this paving operation. 
    • Outbound traffic will be maintained and inbound traffic will be detoured at Corporal Burns (See map)

For weekly construction updates/potential schedule changes, visit the project website at:

For Construction Assistance:                                            For General Information:
Mike Smith, Resident Engineer                                         KyAnn Anderson, Community Relations
(857)201-1005/               (617)498-4708/

Department of Public Works After-Hours Emergency Hotline: (617)349-4800


Click here for the sequencing schedule for Concord Avenue and here for the latest Construction Schedule - Revised August 26, 2015

 Concord Avenue Neighborhood Contract Overall Schedule:

• Preliminary Design: January 2013 – May 2013
• Final Design: June 2013 – September 2013
• Construction Begins* winter 2013/2014

* NOTE - Sewer separation and utility work in the Concord Ave Neighborhood is estimated to last for 15 months followed by 9 months of surface restoration and improvements.


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 / 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/ or Catherine Daly Woodbury the DPW's Project Manager at 617.349.4818/ .

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Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
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Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
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