Waterhouse Street

Schedules and plans related to street/ sidewalk reconstruction on Waterhouse Street.

April 3, 2014

Earlier this morning, crews completed the installation of the bollards in the project area. The project is now deemed complete.

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March 31, 2014

Later this week, crews will mobilize to the area to install the remaining bollards and perform a small amount of sidewalk work.

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December 5, 2013

Over 90% of the project is complete. Crews will be in the area within the next couple of weeks to install bollards at the entrance to the Cambridge Common from Waterhouse Street.

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October 28, 2013

Crews are currently working on the handicap access ramp at the corner of Follen Street and Concord Avenue. This work is expected to be completed by the end of the week. The remaining work for the project includes the paving of the handicap ramp at the corner of Waterhouse Street and Massachusetts Avenue on the Cambridge Common side.

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October 22, 2013

This week, crews will be working on the raised crosswalk pavers on Waterhouse Street. Additional crews are performing brick work at the Concord Ave/Follen Street intersection.

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October 8, 2013

Crews continue to work on the raised intersection on Waterhouse Street at Concord Avenue.

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September 30, 2013

Crews are currently working on the raised intersection on Waterhouse Street at Concord Avenue.

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September 16, 2013

This week, crews will continue working on the raised intersection on Waterhouse Street. In addition to the raised intersection, crews will be working on the wheel chair ramps at Follen St./Concord Ave. and wheel chair ramps on Massachusetts Ave.

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September 9, 2013

Crews continue to construct the raised intersection on Waterhouse Street.

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September 3, 2013

Crews continue to construct the raised intersection on Waterhouse Street. An additional crew will be on-hand to perform sidewalk work.

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August 26, 2013

Crews will be performing sidewalk work and will begin to construct a new raised intersection on Waterhouse Street.

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August 19, 2013

This week, crews will be performing sidewalk work near Garden Street, at the Massachusetts Avenue intersection and will be constructing new wheel chair ramps on Follen Street.

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August 12, 2013

Crews continue to perform sidewalk work on Waterhouse Street from Garden Street to Concord Avenue.

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August 5, 2013

This week, crews will be performing sidewalk work on Waterhouse Street from Garden Street to Concord Avenue.

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July 29, 2013

In the later half of the week, crews will resume sidewalk reconstruction between Garden Street and Concord Ave.

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July 22, 2013

This week, crews will be working on the sidewalk between Garden Street and Concord Avenue. Once those are completed, wheelchair ramps on Follen Street and Concord Ave will be constructed.

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July 15, 2013

During the week of July 15, crews will be finishing up some drainage structures on Waterhouse Street. In addition to the drainage work, crews will be performing sidewalk work.

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July 8, 2013

This week, crews will be working on drain services and performing sidewalk work.

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June 17, 2013

On Wednesday, June 19, crews will resume sidewalk work on Waterhouse Street.

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June 10, 2013

Later this week, crews will be working on the wheel chair ramps at the corner of Follen Street and Waterhouse Street.

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June 3, 2013

Crews are currently performing sidewalk work on the east side of Waterhouse Street.

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May 29, 2013

Crews are currently working on the sidewalks and ramps at the Waterhouse Street/Massachusetts Avenue intersection.

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May 20, 2013

Crews are currently installing a drainage structure inside the Cambridge Common. An additional crew will be pouring concrete sidewalks on Waterhouse Street.

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May 13, 2013

This week, crews continue to reconstruct the sidewalks on the north side of Waterhouse Street.

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May 6, 2013

Crews continue to reconstruct the sidewalks on the north side of Waterhouse Street between Concord Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue.

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April 30, 2013

Crews have mobilized to Waterhouse Street and are currently performing sidewalk work from Concord Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue.

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April 25, 2013

The City’s Contractor, Tasco Construction Company, resumed construction on Waterhouse Street earlier this week. Major construction activity is expected to be completed this summer. This week, crews will begin performing sidewalk work on the north side of Waterhouse Street (across the street from Cambridge Common) between Garden Street and Massachusetts Avenue. The sidewalk work is expected to be completed in 3-4 weeks. Following the sidewalk reconstruction, crews will then begin to construct a raised intersection where Concord Ave meets Waterhouse Street. The last phase of the project includes the repair of the roadway with line striping. To view the official notice, please click here.

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April 22, 2013

Crews are expected to resume work on Waterhouse Street this week. They will begin with the demolition of sidewalks and curb resetting on the north side (across from the Cambridge Common).

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April 16, 2013

Crews will begin to mobilize on Waterhouse Street in late April/early May.

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January 22, 2013

The remainder of the project is scheduled to resume in Spring 2013.

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December 10, 2012

Crews have completed the construction of the new sidewalk that is closest to the Cambridge Common.           
                          
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November 19, 2012

Crews continue to work on Waterhouse Street sidewalks.

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Summer 2012

The City has awarded a contract for the reconstruction of Waterhouse Street to Tasco Construction Co. This project includes sidewalk reconstruction, roadway paving, and traffic calming improvements.

The City’s contractor will begin to mobilize for the sidewalk and street construction during the week of September 4, 2012. Construction activity will continue for approximately 2 months, with additional finish work to be scheduled for next spring, following a winter construction moratorium. Recently completed utility improvements on Waterhouse Street will minimize the need for future construction on Waterhouse Street once the surface improvements are completed.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

The City’s contractor will begin to mobilize for the sidewalk and street construction on Waterhouse Street during the week of September 4, 2012. Construction activity will continue for approximately 2 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 Waterhouse Street improvements include reconstruction of the sidewalk, repaving of the street and traffic calming elements to reduce vehicle speeds and enhance safety for pedestrians.

The design for Waterhouse Street was developed through a community process that included two neighborhood meetings organized by the city and several meetings with individual property owners.

Improvements include:

  • Reconstructed sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, and roadway;
  • A new sidewalk along the Cambridge Common (Garden St to Mass Ave);
  • Curb extensions at the intersections of Waterhouse Street and Garden Street;
  • A raised intersection at Concord Avenue and Waterhouse Street that replaces the existing traffic signal;
  • A curb extension at Waterhouse Street and Follen Street that includes new crosswalk markings;
  • A planting area between Follen Street and Little Mass Ave; and
  • A re-alignment of existing the crosswalk and the installation of an additional crosswalk across Mass Ave.

A plan of the improvements is available at
www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/Projects/trafficcalming/waterhousestreet.aspx

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

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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Dept of Public Works

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