Mead Street Reconstruction


April 6, 2015

The reconstruction of Mead Street sidewalks and roadway is scheduled to begin in mid-late June 2015.


November 10, 2014

The sewer main has been completed and the roadway and sidewalk restoration phase of the project will take place in spring/summer 2015.


November 3, 2014

Crews continue with the installation of the new sewer main on Mead St at Walden Street. Detours remain in effect and the work is scheduled to be completed this week.


October 28, 2014

Over the past few weeks, crews have been repairing the sewer main on Mead Street, which was recently found to be in poor condition. In order to complete the repair, crews will need to repair the connection from the Mead Street sewer main to the Walden Street main. To ensure that this work is done quickly and efficiently, crews will be detouring northbound traffic on Walden Street (heading towards Massachusetts Avenue). This detour will go into effect this Wednesday, October 29, and is expected to be completed by Tuesday, November 4. Vehicles travelling in the southbound lane will not be impacted. General work hours will be from 7AM-4PM, Monday thru Friday. Emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times and city services will continue uninterrupted. Please click here for detour information.


October 20, 2014

Crews continue with the installation of the new sewer main on Mead St from Walden St to Cogswell Ave. This work is scheduled to be completed, weather permitting, within the next 2-3 weeks.


September 29, 2014

Crews will mobilize on Monday, October 6 to begin installation of the new sewer main on Mead St.  We expect the work to take 6-8 weeks to complete.


September 22, 2014

In early September, the City’s contractor, D’Allessandro Corporation, installed a new drainage structure on Mead Street. While performing the drainage work, it was discovered that sewer line on Mead Street is in need of repairs. The sidewalk and roadway restoration phase of this project has been postponed until the sewer line has been repaired.


No project schedule has been established. We are currently in the bidding process and expect to have a schedule available in July 2014.

The Mead Street Reconstruction Project includes:

- Roadway reconstruction

- Sidewalk reconstruction

- Traffic calming measures


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

For additional information or assistance, please contact Chris Neil, Community Relations Manager:  /617.349.4825.

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


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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