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Sherman Street Reconstruction



September 3, 2014

On Saturday, September 6, 2014, the Cambridge Water Department will be working at the intersection of Walden St and Sherman St. starting at 9:00am. The water department will be exposing the existing 20”, 16” and 8” water mains to obtain field measurements in order to start the installation of a new 12” water main on Sherman St., from Walden St. to Huron Ave. The job should take approximately 4-6 hours. This work is associated with the Sherman Street Reconstruction Project (Walden Street to Huron Avenue).

Please be aware, there will be some noise involved with this particular job. Area residents may hear jack hammering for about 45 minutes, trucks idling and a machine running to excavate the hole. Every effort will me made to minimize the noise.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Richard Holly at (617) 349-4788 between the hours of 7:00am and 3:00pm. Or you can call the Cambridge Water Department 24 hour line at (617) 349-4770.


July 14, 2014

The Sherman Street Reconstruction Project is currently scheduled to commence in summer 2015. More information will become available as we get closer to breaking ground.


June 23, 2014

The Sherman Street Reconstruction Project has been awarded to D'Allessandro Corporation. The schedule will be published on the website when it becomes available.


June 16, 2014

The Mead Street Reconstruction Project is scheduled to begin between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. The project is currently in the bidding process and a contractor is expected to be selected in June 2014.

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

The Sherman 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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