Meacham Woodbridge Shea Locke

Schedules and plans related to street/ sidewalk reconstruction on Meacham Road, Woodbridge Street, Shea Road, Locke Street.

December 14, 2013

The project has been completed.

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December 5, 2013

Crews will be in the area during the week of December 9 to continue with punch list items in the area.

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November 4, 2013

Crews continue to work on punch list items in the area.

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October 28, 2013

Crews continue to work on punch list items in the area.

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October 22, 2013

Crews are currently working on punch list items in the area.

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October 8, 2013

There are currently no crews in the area. The contractor will be onsite within the next couple of weeks to complete the punch list.

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September 16, 2013

Beginning Tuesday, crews will be in the neighborhood to continue to work on punch list items.

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September 9, 2013

Beginning this Wednesday, crews will continue to work on punch list items in the neighborhood.

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September 3, 2013

Crews continue to work on small projects throughout the area. In addition to the small projects, crews will be adjusting the slope on the raised crosswalk on Meacham Road.

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August 26, 2013

Crews continue to work on small projects throughout the area. In addition to the small projects, crews will be adjusting the slope on the raised crosswalk on Meacham Road.

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August 19, 2013

Crews are currently working on small projects throughout the area. In addition to those small projects, crews will also begin to adjust the slope of the raised crosswalk on Meacham Road.

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August 12, 2013

This week, crews will be performing sidewalk work and will also be working on the raised crosswalk on Meacham Road.

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August 5, 2013

Crews will begin to install pavers on the raised crosswalks in the neighborhood.

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July 29, 2013

This week, crews will continue to work on the raised crosswalks and intersections in the neighborhood.

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July 22, 2013

This week, crews will begin construction the raised intersection at Locke Street and Shea Road.

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July 15, 2013

This week, crews will be working on raised crosswalk at several locations in the neighborhood.

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July 11, 2013

Today, crews will be paving on Shea Road, Woodbridge Street, Meacham Road and Locke Street. Crews are expected to be finished around 5pm, but due to heavy down pours this morning, this work may continue until 7pm tonight. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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July 8, 2013

On Thursday, July 11 (weather permitting), The City’s Contractor, Tasco Construction Company, will be performing the final roadway paving on Shea Road, Woodbridge Street, Meacham Road and Locke Street. During this work, no vehicles will be allowed to park on any of the streets mentioned above. The paving of the roadways is expected to take one day to complete. General work hours will be from 7AM to 5PM and “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of the paving operation. .

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June 17, 2013

The City’s Contractor will be out working on ramps on the various streets and raised intersections on Woodbridge Street and Meacham Road. Residents will be notified when the paving schedule is finalized. Due to the roadway conditions, street cleaning for Meacham Road, Woodbridge Street, Locke Street and Shea Road has been cancelled this week.

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June 10, 2013

This week crews will be working on the reconstruction of wheel chair ramps throughout the neighborhood.

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June 3, 2013

Crews are currently on Shea Road/Locke Street/Meacham Road/Woodbridge Street adjusting castings for the final paving. The final paving is expected to take place the week of June 10.

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May 29, 2013

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the contractor will be grinding all of the roadways today, May 29.

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May 20, 2013

Crews are currently working on sidewalks at the intersections of Shea Road/Locke Street and Shea Road/Mass Ave. On Tuesday, May 28th (weather permitting), The City’s Contractor, Tasco Construction Company, will be grinding the roadway on Shea Road, Woodbridge Street, Meacham Road and Locke Street. This work is being performed in preparation for the final paving, which is currently scheduled for the week of June 3. During this work, no vehicles will be allowed to park on any of the streets mentioned above. The grinding of the roadways is expected to take one day to complete.

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May 13, 2013

This week, crews will continue working on the sidewalks on Locke Street between Meacham Road and Shea Road.

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May 6, 2013

Crews are currently installing sidewalks on Locke Street.

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April 30, 2013

This week, crews are installing a manhole at the dead end section of Locke Street. In addition to the installation of the manhole, crews will be performing sidewalk work on the Locke Street between Shead Road and Woodbridge Street.

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April 26, 2013

Beginning Monday, April 29, 2013, the City’s contractor, Tasco Construction Company, will be constructing two (2) new manhole structures at the dead end section of Locke Street. These manhole structures are related to the drainage system in the neighborhood. Given the size of the work zone needed, a small section of the street will be closed. This work is expected to be completed within 5 to 7 business days. During general work hours (Monday thru Friday 7am-4pm), the following properties on Locke Street will not have access to their driveways or parking in the immediate area:

Locke Street #49, #48, #46, #45, #44, #41-43, #42, #40. Notifications were distributed to affected properties on April 26, 2013.

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April 22, 2013

This week, crews continue to perform concrete and brick work on Locke Street.

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April 16, 2013

Crews are currently performing sidewalk reconstruction on Locke Street between Shea Road and Woodbridge Street.

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April 2, 2013

This week, crews will be performing sidewalk reconstruction on Locke Street between Meacham Road and Woodbridge Street.

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March 29, 2013

The City’s Contractor, Tasco Construction Company, will mobilize for construction for during the week of April 1, 2013. Major construction activity is expected to be completed early Summer 2013. On Monday, April 1, crews will begin performing sidewalk work on the south side of Locke Street (closest to Massachusetts Avenue) between Shea Road and Meacham Road. Please note that Street Cleaning in Cambridge begins on Monday, April 1 and we encourage you to check signs posted in your neighborhood to avoid a ticket or tow.

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January 29, 2013

Crews have demobilized for the winter season and will be back in the spring to resume work.

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January 9, 2013

Due to the snow storm in late December, work has been delayed. The crews are in the process of completing brickwork on Meacham Road and Locke Street, weather permitting. Crews will also begin removing the tree protection barriers that were installed before the project began.

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November 26, 2012

Crews will be on Shea Road and Woodbridge Street working on sidewalks.

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November 19, 2012

Crews will be on Shea Road and Woodbridge Street working on sidewalks.

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November 5, 2012

Crews are working on Woodbridge Street and Shea Road on sidewalks.              
                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                

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October 29, 2012

Weather permitting, the crews will be working on Woodbridge Street,  Locke Street, and Shea Road sidewalks this week.

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October 22, 2012

Crews are working on Woodbridge Street, Meacham Road and Shea Road sidewalks this week.

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October 3, 2012

The City's contractor, Tasco Construction Company, mobilized for construction during the week of August 20, 2012. To date, the contractor has completed the majority of the drainage work (catch basins, manholes, laterals) as well as the repair of the trenches associated with the drainage work. 

The contractor will be begin placing sidewalks on Friday, October 5. The work will occur in the order listed below, with each street taking 2 to 4 days to complete (weather permitting).  

  • Locke Street – Somerville side
  • Shea Street – Arlington side
  • Meacham – Arlington side, including new tree pits that the City Arborist identified. A total of 18 new trees will be added on Meacham.

Project staff will hand deliver driveway notices to each affected property prior to their driveway being out of service.

Major construction activity will continue through November (weather permitting), with additional finish work to be scheduled for next spring, following a winter construction moratorium.

Please consult the Documents Tab for final plans and more detailed notices.  Thank you for your patience during this construction. We hope you enjoy these improvements once they are completed.

 

The City has awarded a contract for the reconstruction of Meacham Road, Woodbridge Street Shea Road and Locke Street to the Tasco Construction Company.

The contractor will begin to mobilize for construction during the week of August 20, 2012. Major construction activity will continue for approximately 3 months, with additional finish work to be scheduled for next spring, following a winter construction moratorium.

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.

 

The plans for this project, which incorporate neighborhood input received at a December 14, 2011 community meeting, include:

  • Reconstructed sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, and roadways on all four streets;
  • A new curb extension and a crosswalk on Meacham Rd at Locke St to better define the intersection;
  • A curb extension on Locke St at Woodbridge St, which addresses existing access concerns, minimizes impacts on residential on street parking, and provides an opportunity for additional plantings;
  • New “No Parking Here to Corner” signs at intersections; and,
  • Additional street trees.

Please contact Juan Avendano at 617.349.4655 or javendano@cambridgema.gov if you have any questions or would like more information about the design for this project.

This project is part of a larger Chapter 90 contract.  Chapter 90 contracts are funded by the state and managed by the Public Works Department. They are a major portion of the Engineering Division's five year plan. Construction generally includes surface enhancements such as pavement, sidewalk and pedestrian ramp reconstruction, traffic calming, and greenscaping. Minor stormwater management is also occasionally included.

Cambridge Department of Public Works
147 Hampshire St

cneil@cambridgema.gov

Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM

 

Please contact Chris Neil, Community Relations Manager, at cneil@cambridgema.gov or at 617.349.4825 to: 

  • Sign up to receive e-mail updates as the project moves forward. 
  • Arrange an accommodation or continuation of special services for anyone with a disability or special need. 
  • Learn how you can help street trees along the street, either by “adopting” a recently planted tree on your block (especially watering during dry weather), or by signing up for the “back-of-sidewalk” tree planting program, through which a tree can be planted on private property within 20 feet of the public sidewalk at no cost to the owner.

Gary Agnello, the City’s Construction Project Manager, will also be available throughout the project to assist the community. Gary will often be out on site, and can also be reached at 617.293.9386.

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

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