Main Street Reconstruction Project

Includes Ames St to Wadsworth St

August 18, 2014

Crews are currently performing work at the corner of Ames Street and Main Street. Beginning Thursday, August 21, the Third Street connector will be closed. On Thursday, August 21, there is a scheduled water shutdown in the area from 8pm-2am. All affected properties will be notified 72 hours in advance. If you have any questions regarding the water service shutdown, please contact the Cambridge Water Department at 617-349-4770.

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August 4, 2014

Crews are currently performing water main work at the corner of Main Street and Wadsworth Street.

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July 21, 2014

This week, crews will continue to perform test pits on Main Street. 

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Construction is anticipated to begin during the week of July 7 is being coordinated with various projects in the area.  Crews will first remove the median strip on Main St.  Once that is complete, they will begin construction of the Third St connector, which will take about 2 months.  Following the work at Main and Third Sts, crews will construct the Main St connector near the Wadsworth intersection, which will also take about 2 months to complete.

Crews will break for the winter and resume construction activities in the spring of 2015.  Next year's schedule will include sidewalk reconstruction, roadway reconstruction, tree plantings, street lighting, and new street furniture.

We expect construction to take about 18 months to complete. 

 

 

Project Background 

Through the Kendall Square Planning Study (K2C2 ), a plan of improvements for Main Street (Ames to Wadsworth) has been developed. The plan will provide a high quality experience for pedestrians and cyclists with reconstructed sidewalks and roadway, enhance transit accommodations, provide a new connection from Third St to Main St, and include seating, bus shelters and bike parking, including artist designed bike racks. 

Please also check the K2C2 website for more information on this project.

 

For more information on the Main Street project, please contact Kathy Watkins at kwatkins@cambridgema.gov /617.349.4751 or Kelly Dunn at kdunn@cambridgema.gov /617.349.4870. The Department of Public Works TTY line is 617.349.4805.

 

For more information about the K2C2 study, please contact Iram Farooq at ifarooq@cambridgema.gov /617.349.4606. The Community Development Department TTY line is 617.349.4621.

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Phone:617.349.4800
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