Harvard Square Improvements 2014

JFK St to Holyoke St 

The city is currently in the process of awarding the contract.  We expect construction to start later this summer.  Please check back for updates. 

We expect construction activities to begin later this summer.  Please check back for updates.  


Project Overview

The City will reconstruct Mt. Auburn St between JFK St and Holyoke St this summer. The scope of work includes: 
    • Reconstruct existing roadway and sidewalks. 
    • Remove 4 parking spaces on the north side of the street to widen the narrow sidewalk. This will enhance the pedestrian space, facilitate     outdoor dining, seating, bicycle parking and street tree plantings. 
    • Install new lighting fixtures. 
    • Plant additional trees.

City of Cambridge Dept. of Public Works
147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139


Construction hours will be 7 am to 4 pm


For more information on these projects or to receive future updates related to construction in Harvard Square
via email, please contact Kelly Dunn, Community Relations Manager at kdunn@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
24 Hour emergency 617.349.4860


Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

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