Concord Avenue Neighborhood

Includes Concord Ave (Birch St to Huron Ave), Alpine St (Vassal Ln to Garden St), Bay State Rd, Birch St, Chilton St (105/106 Chilton St to Field St), Copley St, Corporal Burns Rd, Fayerweather St (131/136 Fayerweather St to Field St), Fern St, Field St, Garden St (Field St to Walden St), Hazel St, Ivy St, Saville St (Walden St to Fayerweather St), Walden St (379/380 Walden St to Garden St).

Please view the suggested travel route for the week of July 28, 2014

Week of July 28-Aug. 1

Construction Detours:
• Concord Avenue will have one lane of eastbound traffic. Westbound traffic will be diverted at Huron Avenue to Garden Street. MBTA buses, emergency vehicles, and local resident access will be permitted. Police details will be in place to direct traffic in these locations.

Activity Description:
• Concord Ave (Fresh Pond Parkway to Alpine) – Sewer and drain
• Contract Area – Test Pits / Pre-construction activity
• Fayerweather (Field to Walden ) and Ivy- water main
• Corporal Burns (Concord to Field)- Drain

NSTAR Gas
• Crew 1 – Chilton (Field to Vassal) – Gas services
• Crew 2 – Concord Avenue (Walden to Huron) – Gas services
• Crew 3 – Appleton (Huron to Concord) – Gas main & services
• Crew 4 – Reservoir (Fayerweather to Huron) – Gas services

Streets Impacted: Concord Avenue, Fayerweather Street, Field Street, Ivy Street, Corporal Burns Road

Week of Aug. 4- 8 (anticipated activity)

Construction Detours:
• Concord Avenue will have one lane of eastbound traffic. Westbound traffic will be diverted at Huron Avenue to Garden Street. MBTA buses, emergency vehicles, and local resident access will be permitted. Police details will be in place to direct traffic in these locations.

Activity Description:
• Concord Ave (Fresh Pond Parkway to Alpine) – Sewer and drain
• Contract Area – Test Pits / Pre-construction activity
• Fayerweather (Field to Walden ) and Ivy- Water main
• Corporal Burns (Concord to Field)- Drain
• Concord (Walden to Concord)-Drain and Sewer

Streets Impacted: Concord Avenue, Fayerweather Street, Ivy Street, Corporal Burns Road

NSTAR Gas
• Crew 1 – Chilton (Field to Vassal) – Gas services
• Crew 2 – Concord Avenue (Walden to Huron) – Gas services
• Crew 3 – Appleton (Huron to Concord) – Gas main & services
• Crew 4 – Reservoir (Fayerweather to Huron) – Gas services

Future Outlook:
• Walden Street- Drain and Sewer

Additional Resident Engineer Notes:
• Test pits ongoing
• Pre-construction surveys ongoing

Resident Engineer: Mike Smith at (857) 201-1005 / Michael.d.smith@mwhglobal.com

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 / kanderson@kleinfelder.com  

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


Click here for a 90-day Construction Schedule - Revised May 19, 2014

 Concord Avenue Neighborhood Contract Overall Schedule:

• Preliminary Design: January 2013 – May 2013
• Final Design: June 2013 – September 2013
• Construction Begins* winter 2013/2014

* NOTE - Sewer separation and utility work in the Concord Ave Neighborhood is estimated to last for 15 months followed by 9 months of surface restoration and improvements.


PROJECT BACKGROUND

The Alewife Sewer Separation Project is made up of three major contract areas in three adjoining neighborhoods, the Huron Avenue A, Huron Avenue B and Concord Avenue neighborhoods. These contracts 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 the Alewife Sewer Separation Project is 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
Catherine Daly Woodbury, Project Manager
cwoodbury@cambridgema.gov / 617.349.4818

DPW Office hours are:
Mondays, 8:30 AM to 8 PM
Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Friday, 8:30 AM to 12 noon

For information related to the project design and to sign up to receive project specific email updates contact KyAnn Anderson, the DPW's Community Coordinator at 617.498.4708/ Kanderson@kleinfelder.com or Catherine Daly Woodbury the DPW's Project Manager at 617.349.4818/ cwoodbury@cambridgema.gov .

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