Massachusetts Avenue Reconstruction

Includes Shepard Street to Linnaean Street and Beech Street to Russell Street

July 28, 2014

This week, there will be two crew on site. One crew will be performing work at the corner Mass Ave at Shepherd Street. Crews are also pouring sidewalks on the corner of Mass Ave and Creighton Street.

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July 21, 2014

Crews are currently performing sidewalk work on the corner of Mass Ave and Regent Street. Once the crews complete work in that area, they will mobilize to Creighton and Walden Street.

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July 14, 2014

On Tuesday, July 15 (weather permitting), the City’s contractor, Marchese Construction, will mobilize on Mass Ave between Blake St and Russell St, to begin surface improvements. The scope of work includes reconstructed sidewalks, new roadway paving and street trees. We expect the work to take about 2 months to complete.

Later this week, crews will also begin surface improvements on Mass Ave between Shepard St and Garfield St, which is referred to as the “Demonstration Block.” The Demonstration Block includes concrete and brick sidewalk paving, enhanced tree pits, street furniture, roadway paving and other features established in the Lower Massachusetts Ave Master Plan. Improvements within the Demonstration Block are expected to take about 2 months to complete.

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June 30, 2014

Sidewalk crews continue to work on Massachusetts Avenue between Exeter Park and Forest Street.

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June 2, 2014

Crews are currently performing sidewalk work on Massachusetts Avenue at Mellen Street.

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May 28, 2014

Crews continue to perform sidewalk work on Massachusetts Avenue at Wendell Street. by the end of the week, crews will move to Massachusetts Avenue at Mellen Street.

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May 19, 2014

Sidewalk crews are currently on Massachusetts Avenue and the corner of Wendell Street.

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May 5, 2014 

The city's contractor, Marchese Construction, is currently working on Massachusetts Ave at Exeter Park and at Garfield St, installing new drainage structures and reconstructing pedestrian ramps at the corners.  We expect the work  to be complete by early May.  Crews will then begin surface improvements on the Demonstration Block, from Shepard St to Garfield St.

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Crews will mobilize on Mass Ave at Langdon St during the week of July 7 to install a new raised crosswalk on Langdon St, which will take about one week to complete.

During the week of July 14, crews are expected to begin improvements on Mass Ave at Shepard St, which is the start of the “Demonstration Block”. Improvements on this section are expected to take about 2 months to complete.

On Tuesday, July 15, crews will mobilize on Mass Ave between Beech St and Russell St to begin surface improvements.  We expect the work to also take about 2 months to complete (both sides of Mass Ave).

In 2011, the City of Cambridge Community Development Department began a study to explore ways to improve the character of Mass Avenue from Cambridge Common to Porter Square, with the goal of developing recommendations for improvements that address streetscape improvements, and enhancement of the retail environment. Neither street reconstruction nor major infrastructure work is anticipated on Massachusetts Avenue in this location, therefore changes to the physical layout of the street including the median and curb lines are not a part of this process. The study process included a series of public meetings which began in Spring 2011.

The stretch of sidewalk from Shepard St to Garfield St, referred to as the “Demonstration Block” will include concrete and brick sidewalk paving, enhanced tree pits, street furniture and other features established in the Lower Massachusetts Ave Master Plan.

For more information on the Lower Massachusetts Ave Master Planning process please visit: http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/Projects/Planning/lowermassave.aspx  

 

147 Hampshire Street

kdunn@cambridgema.gov

Construction hours are 7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

 

For additional information or assistance, please contact Eric Breen, Project Manager, at 617.349.6954/ ebreen@cambridgema.gov or Kelly Dunn, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4870/ kdunn@cambridgema.gov .

For 24-hour emergency assistance please call Public Works at 617.349.4800.

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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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Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
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