Community Development Block Grant

Includes Elm St, Market St, Gardner Rd, Notre Dame Ave

This project has been completed. No further updates to this project page will be made.

Crews have finished sidewalk reconstruction on Elm St between Market St and Broadway.  

Final paving on Elm St, between Market St and Broadway is complete.

For more information on this project, please click on the Project Background tab.

Crews have completed the sewer repair work on Elm St between Market St and Broadway.  Final paving on Elm St from Market St to Broadway is complete.

The City awarded a contract for the reconstruction of a number of streets throughout Cambridge to A. R. Belli of Newton, which includes roadway paving, new sidewalks, new curb ramps and pedestrian enhancements on Elm Street (between Hampshire Street and Broadway) and Market Street (between Elm and Clark streets), Gardner Rd, and Notre Dame Ave.

Key Elements of the Elm Street design:
In early 2008, staff of the Community Development Department met with members of the Elm Street community to discuss traffic calming design elements. Out of the meetings came a plan of improvements to enhance pedestrian safety and reduce the speeds of vehicles in the vicinity of the Cambridgeport School. Raised crosswalk across Elm Street in front of the Cambridgeport School at existing crosswalk Curb extension at the intersection of Elm and Market Street

If you have any questions on the traffic calming design, please contact Juan Avendano, Traffic Calming Project Manager, at 617- 349-4655 or

Key Elements of the Market Street design:
As part of the City’s 5 Year Sidewalk and Street Plan, Market Street between Elm Street and Columbia Street was identified as a priority location, due to the deteriorated condition of the street and sidewalk, as well as its proximity to the school. As a result of the City receiving American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Community Development Block Grant (Stimulus) funding, it has been possible to increase the scope of work to include Market Street between Elm and Clark streets. Curb extensions to enhance pedestrian access Elm and Windsor streets Raised crosswalk and curb extensions on Clark Street to enhance pedestrian access

Cambridge Department of Public Works
147 Hampshire St

Work hours are 7 AM to 4 PM

For information related to construction, please contact Hussein Musa, Project Manager at 617-349-4831 or

Please contact Kelly Dunn, Community Relations Manager at 617-349-4870 or for any additional assistance that may be needed.

For 24-hour emergency assistance please call DPW 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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