Harvard Square Improvements 2014

JFK St to Holyoke St 


We expect the city's contractor, Newport Construction, to mobilize in the spring of 2015 to begin improvements on Mt Auburn St, between JFK St and Holyoke St. 

Please check back for updates. 


Crews are expected to begin construction activities in the spring of 2015.  We expect crews to first perform utility work, the reconstruct the sidewalks and roadway from JFK St to Holyoke St.  The improvements are expected to take about 2 months to complete.

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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