Tufts Street Reconstruction


July 28, 2014

The final roadway paving on Tufts Street is scheduled for the week of August 2, 2014.


July 14, 2014

This week, brick layers are currently working on the corner of Tufts Street and Magazine Street.


June 30, 2014

Crews continue to perform work associated with the sidewalk restoration phase of the Tufts Street project.


June 9, 2014

Crews are currently performing the sidewalk restoration phase of the Tufts Street project.


June 2, 2014

Crews will reconstruct the roadway on Tufts St this week and expect to pave (binder course) on Friday, June 6, weather permitting.


May 28, 2014

Crews are currently performing drainage work on Tufts Street.


May 23, 2014

On Tuesday, May 27, the City’s contractor, Marchese Construction, will mobilize on Tufts St to begin surface improvements. The scope of work includes drainage upgrades, new sidewalks, new roadway and street trees. We expect the work to take about 6-8 weeks to complete and we will continue to update neighbors as the work progresses. General works hours will be 7am to 4pm, Monday through Friday, and during work hours, Tufts Street will be closed to through traffic but open to abutters. Pedestrian and vehicle access into properties will be maintained at all times, but may be restricted intermittently. Emergency vehicles will have access at all times and city services will continue uninterrupted.


This project is a part of the City's Five Year Roadway and Sidewalk Maintenance Program. The work is scheduled to take place in May and June 2014. The contractor anticipates that the project will take 6-8 weeks to complete.

• Crews will first install new catch basins on Tufts St, which is expected take about 1 week to complete.
• Once crews complete the drainage work, crews will begin roadway reconstruction, which is expected to take about 1 week to complete.
• Sidewalk reconstruction will follow the roadway work.

Cambridge Department of Public Works
147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

For any information or assistance during this project, please contact Kelly Dunn, DPW Community Relations Manager at 617.349.4870 or kdunn@cambridgema.gov. In case of an emergency after hours or on weekends, please call the 24-Hour line at 617.349.4800.


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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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