Concord Avenue Neighborhood

Includes Concord Ave (Birch St to Huron Ave), Alpine St (Vassal Ln to Garden St), Bay State Rd, Birch St, Chilton St (105/106 Chilton St to Field St), Copley St, Corporal Burns Rd, Fayerweather St (131/136 Fayerweather St to Field St), Fern St, Field St, Garden St (Field St to Walden St), Hazel St, Ivy St, Saville St (Walden St to Fayerweather St), Walden St (379/380 Walden St to Garden St).

Concord Ave Worksite Detour to begin April 14th

Week of April 14-18

Construction Detour: Concord Avenue will have one lane of eastbound traffic. Westbound traffic will be diverted at Walden Street to Garden Street. MBTA buses, emergency vehicles, and local resident access will be permitted. Police details will be in place to direct traffic in these locations.

Activity Description:
• Concord Ave (Fayerweather to Walden) – Water services
• Contract Area – Test Pits / Pre-construction activity
• Contract Area – Tree protection

Streets Impacted: Concord Avenue

NSTAR Gas
• Crew 1 – Concord (FPP to Fayerweather)
• Crew 2 – Fayerweather (Vassal to Huron)
• Crew 3 – Appleton, Reservoir, Vassal, Walden
• Crew 4 – Fayerweather (Gurney to Huron)
• Crew 5 – Corporal Burns



Week of April 22-25 (anticipated activity)

Construction Detour: Concord Avenue will have one lane of eastbound traffic. Westbound traffic will be diverted at Walden Street to Garden Street. MBTA buses, emergency vehicles, and local resident access will be permitted. Police details will be in place to direct traffic in these locations.

Activity Description:
• Concord Ave (Fayerweather to Walden) – Water services
• Contract Area – Test Pits / Pre-construction activity
• Contract Area – Tree protection

Streets Impacted: Concord Avenue

NSTAR Gas
• Crew 1 – Alpine (Field to Concord)
• Crew 2 – Fayerweather (Field to Huron)
• Crew 3 – Appleton, Reservoir, Vassal, Walden
• Crew 4 – Fayerweather (Reservoir to Huron)
• Crew 5 – Corporal Burns

Future Outlook:
• Walden (at Fayerweather) construction to begin April 28th.

Additional Resident Engineer Notes:
• Test pits ongoing
• Pre-construction surveys ongoing

Resident Engineer: Mike Smith at (857) 201-1005 / Michael.d.smith@mwhglobal.com  

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 / kanderson@kleinfelder.com

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

 

Click here for a 90-day Construction Schedule

 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.


PROJECT BACKGROUND

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
cwoodbury@cambridgema.gov / 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/ Kanderson@kleinfelder.com or Catherine Daly Woodbury the DPW's Project Manager at 617.349.4818/ cwoodbury@cambridgema.gov .

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