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 routes for the week of November 24, 2014.

Construction Detours:

Traffic on Walden Street will be restricted to one lane of travel going southbound. Northbound traffic will be detoured Concord Avenue to Huron Avenue to Garden Street, back onto Walden. This detour will remain in effect for approximately 8 weeks. Please pay attention to the posted detour signs.

Week of November 24- November 28*

*Please note that there is NO work Thursday November 27th and Friday November 28th

Activity Description:

 

  • Contract Area – Test Pits / Pre-construction activity
  • Concord Ave- Catch basin installation
  • Corporal Burns- Catch basin installation
  • Walden (Fayerweather to Copley)- Catch basin installation

Streets Impacted: Concord Avenue, Corporal Burns Road and Walden Street

NSTAR Gas

Crews are done for the season.

Week of December 1st- December 5th (anticipated activity)   

Activity Description:

 

  • Alpine- Water work
  • Contract Area – Test Pits / Pre-construction activity
  • Concord Ave- Water services, catch basins
  • Fayerweather- Private inflow
  • Walden (Fayerweather to Copley)- Water services and private inflow

Streets Impacted: Alpine Street, Concord Avenue, Fayerweather Street and Walden Street

NSTAR Gas

Crews are done for the season.

Future Outlook

Birch and Fern- Utilities

 

Additional Resident Engineer Notes:  

• 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 the latest Construction Schedule - Revised September 1, 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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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

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