Longfellow Road

Reconstruction of Longfellow Road that will incorporate a shared street design and new landscaping.

April 23, 2014

Work is scheduled to take place this summer/fall. The project is currently out for bidding and a contractor is expected to be selected in late May/early June.

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September 9, 2013

There is no work scheduled for this week. Weekly updates on this website will be discontinued until a new contractor has been selected for the project.

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September 3, 2013

NStar Gas has completed replacing the gas main and individual services, and the City’s contractor has installed all of the new drainage structures. The contractor was scheduled to mobilize for the roadway reconstruction in August 2013, however, due to unforeseen circumstances; the original contractor will not be completing the project. A new contractor is being hired to construct Longfellow Road and the adjacent Mt. Auburn Street project. A new contractor will be hired over the winter and the work on Longfellow Road is scheduled to begin in Spring 2014. We apologize for the delay, but are committed to ensuring this project is completed in a timely manner with high quality workmanship. Click here to view the official notice.

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August 26, 2013

There is no work scheduled for this week on Longfellow Road.

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August 19, 2013

There is no work scheduled for this week on Longfellow Road.

August 12, 2013

There is no work scheduled for  this week on Longfellow Road.

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August 5, 2013

There is no work scheduled for this week on Longfellow Road.

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July 29, 2013

This week, NSTAR crews will be completing their work on Longfellow Road. No other work is scheduled for this week.

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July 22, 2013

NSTAR Gas will continue to update services this week.

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July 15, 2013

This week, NSTAR Gas will continue their work, updating services, on Longfellow Road.

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July 8, 2013

On Tuesday, July 9, NSTAR Gas will begin upgrading services on Longfellow Road. The work is being performed in preparation of the reconstruction project and the gas work is scheduled to be completed in 3 to 4 weeks.

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June 17, 2013

On Monday, June 17th at 6pm on the corner of Longfellow Road and Mt. Auburn Street, project staff will review the construction schedule, discuss details of design, and review the work required on private property with residents. No work is currently scheduled for the week of June 17.

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June 10, 2013

There is currently no work scheduled for the week of June 10. Construction is expected to resume in July 2013. Prior to beginning the street reconstruction, city staff and the contractor would like to meet with residents of Longfellow Road on Monday, June 17th at 6pm on the corner of Longfellow Road and Mt. Auburn Street. At this meeting, project staff will review the construction schedule, discuss details of design, and review the work required on private property to match into the new shared street design. In case of severe rain, the meeting will be rescheduled for Monday June 24th at 6pm.

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June 3, 2013

There is currently no work scheduled for the week of June 3.

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May 29, 2013

There is currently no work scheduled for the week of May 27.

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May 20, 2013

Crews are currently finishing the drainage structures on Longfellow Road today, Monday, May 20.

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May 13, 2013

Crews are currently installing drainage structures at the dead end section of Longfellow Road. Crews are expected to completed this phase of the work by the end of the week.

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May 10, 2013

Over the past week, the City’s contractor has been installing drainage structures at the corner of Mt. Auburn Street and Longfellow Road. Crews are expected to complete the drainage structures at that end of the Longfellow Road today. Next week, crews will mobilize further down Longfellow Road to complete additional drainage structures and that work is expected to be completed by the middle of next week. During this phase of the work, abutters will maintain access to Longfellow Road, but it may be intermittent during work hours (Monday thru Friday, 7 am – 3:30 pm).

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May 6, 2013

This week, crews will be on Longfellow Road installing catch basins and other drainage structures.

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May 2, 2013

The City of Cambridge has awarded a contract for the reconstruction of Longfellow Road and Mt. Auburn Street to Tasco Corp, who is scheduled to begin construction on Longfellow Road on Monday May 6. The design of Longfellow Road was completed in close collaboration with residents. Community meetings were held in March and April of 2012. Please see the official notice under the "Documents" tab.

Beginning Monday May 6th for approximately 1 week, the contractor will begin installing 3 catch basins and a manhole to improve the drainage on Longfellow Road. During this work, abutters will maintain access to Longfellow Road, but it may be intermittent during work hours (Monday thru Friday, 7 am – 3:30 pm).

 

 

Phases of Construction 

• Beginning May 6, 2013, three (3) catch basins and one (1) manhole will be installed to improve drainage.

• Later in May 2013, NStar Gas will replace their gas main on Longfellow Road. A separate notice will be delivered to residents before this work begins. 

• After NStar Gas is completed, the city’s contractor will return to Longfellow Road to reconstruct the road, driveways and enhanced planting areas. A separate notice will be delivered prior to this work beginning.

 

 

 

Project Background
The design of Longfellow Road was completed in close collaboration with residents. Community meetings were held in March and April of 2012.

Longfellow Road will be transformed into a residential shared street, which will:

• Provide extensive opportunities for street trees and other plantings.

• Improve deteriorating roadway and sidewalk infrastructure.

• Provide an accessible path for pedestrians.

• Enhance the area for all users.

 

 What to Expect During Construction
• General work hours will be 7am – 4pm, Monday thru Friday. If any night or weekend work is required by the contractor, you will be notified with a separate notice.

• If the project requires a street closure, you will be notified in advance.

• “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 and businesses.

  • Longfellow Road
  • Longfellow Road Landscaping

To sign up to receive email updates as the project moves forward, or if you need to arrange an accommodation or continuation of special services for anyone with a disability or special need, please contact Chris Neil, Community Relations Manager at 617.349.4825 or cneil@cambridgema.gov.

 

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