The City’s contractor, D’Allessandro Corporation, will resume work in the area beginning on Monday, September 14th, weather permitting. Remaining work consist of sidewalk reconstruction, installation of raised crosswalks, and curb extensions. It is estimated that the reconstruction of the sidewalks will take approximately 5-7 weeks. Final roadway paving notices will be distributed in advance of any partial/full road closures.
What to Expect During Construction:
- General work hours will be 7AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday.
- “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of construction; please be sure to check posted signs for exact dates and times.
- When work occurs directly in front of driveways or entryways, the contractor will coordinate access directly with residents.
- City services will continue uninterrupted and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times.
Eversource Gas is currently updating the gas main and individual services on Amory Street between St. Mary Road and Hampshire Street. Once that work is completed, the City's contractor, D'Allessandro Corporation, will begin to schedule work to reconstruct the sidewalks and roadway.
In addition to sidewalks, handicap ramps and roadway reconstruction and paving, the project includes traffic calming elements to reduce vehicle speeds and enhance safety for pedestrians. These were developed through a community process, which included a neighborhood meeting (May 2014) where residents expressed their concerns that vehicles were traveling too quickly and did not obey the stop sign at the intersection at St. Mary Road. City staff also had several follow-up meetings with individual property owners.
As a result, the project design includes a new raised crosswalk at the intersection of Amory Street with Broadway and a curb extension at the intersection of Amory and Hampshire Street. A raised intersection will be constructed at Amory and St. Mary to slow vehicles and curb extensions around existing trees in front of #119 - #127 and #153 to provide access and enhance pedestrian safety. The stop sign at the intersection will also be removed due to the raised intersection.
The Cambridge Water Department is expected to have updates to the new water main and services completed by December 2014.
NStar Gas is expected to perform upgrades to the gas main and gas services on Amory Street, between Broadway and Hampshire, in the spring 2015
The roadway and sidewalk reconstruction phase of this project will begin in spring/summer 2015 and is expected to be completed by fall 2015.
The Amory Street Reconstruction Project includes:
- Roadway reconstruction
- Sidewalk reconstruction
- Traffic calming measures at the St. Mary Road intersection
City of Cambridge - Department of Public Works
147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
For additional information or assistance, please contact Hussein Musa, project manager, at 617.349.4831.
For 24 hour emergency assistance, please call Public Works at 617.349.4800.