Huron A Improvements


Includes, Larch Rd, Grozier Rd, Lexington Ave, Lakeview Ave, Standish St, Vassal Lane (Lakeview to Standish), Malcolm Road, Hawthorne Park

Suggested Travel Routes for the Week of September 29, 2014

Week of September 29- October 3

Activity Description:
• Lakeview (South) – Curbs and sidewalks
• Lexington (South)- Curbs
• Standish- Curb and Sidewalk
• Grozier- Plantings

Streets Impacted: Lakeview Avenue, Lexington Avenue, Standish Street, Grozier Road

• Crew 1 – Hazel- Gas main and services
• Crew 4 – Ivy- Gas main and services
• DST crew continue in various locations

Week of October 6- October 10 (anticipated activity)

Activity Description:
• Lexington (South) – Brick sidewalk installation
• Grozier- Porous trench installation
• Standish- Curb and Sidewalk
• Lexington- Porous trench installation
• Project area- grass strips

Streets Impacted: Lakeview Avenue, Lexington Avenue, Grozier Road, Standish Street

Crews are done for the season.
DST crew remains in various locations

Future Outlook:
• Lexington, Hawthorne, Grozier, Poplar- overlay

Additional Resident Engineer Notes:

• Tree planting will begin Fall 2014 through Spring 2015.

Resident Engineer: David McCarthy at (617) 833-5890

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.

September 8, 2014

Construction for the Alewife Sewer Separation Project - Huron A Neighborhood begun in October 2012.  Construction is estimated to last approximately 2+ years and be completed by Spring 2015.  Click here for an updated construction schedule for the Huron A project area.

Designs for the three contracts are anticipated to follow the timelines below:

• Huron Ave Contract A – Completed
• Huron Ave Contract B – Completed
• Concord Ave Contract – Completed

 Construction for the three contracts is anticipated to follow the timelines below:

• Huron Ave Contract A – September 2012 to December 2014
• Huron Ave Contract B – September 2013 to December 2015
• Concord Ave Contract  – January 2014 to September 2016*

   * NOTE - Sewer separation for Concord Ave is estimated to be completed by September 2016, followed by 9 months of surface restoration and improvements.


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 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

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 and construction please 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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