Gore Street Utility Construction

The City of Cambridge and Divco West, developer of NorthPoint, will be undertaking construction on Gore Street between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Warren Street. This construction is an opportunity to incorporate improvements into Gore Street; sidewalks, crosswalks, street trees improved access to the park, etc.

September 17, 2018

Derenzo (DivcoWest’s contractor) continues with utility work on Gore Street. This work entails excavation to install new sewer infrastructure for the Cambridge Crossing development located on the north side of Monsignor O’Brien Highway (MOB). Derenzo is currently working between the Somerville city line and Lambert Street. Some existing utilities have been relocated prior to installing the sewer which is in place almost to Lambert Street. Soon Derenzo will start relocating the water line between Lambert Street and 7th Street in advance of sewer main construction. Services may be impacted, and service interruption notices will be distributed to affected properties. Sewer main construction will continue to the east towards Monsignor O’Brien Highway this winter, as weather permits, and it is expected to continue into the 2019 construction season.  

Derenzo completed the sewer main construction on Water Street is now installing new sewer main across MOB. This section of sewer main will connect to the new sewer main on Gore Street.

Sewer Main Construction:

  • Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • There will be noise and disruption from construction activities.
  • Depending on the work planned, flyers may also be distributed to impacted residents.
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times.
  • Roadway and driveway access will be maintained but may be restricted at times.
  • Pedestrian access and access into properties will be maintained at all times but may be restricted in certain ways.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times and all city services will continue.

Eversource crews are continuing with the gas main replacement on Gore Street. Remaining gas main and service connection replacements are between Sixth Street and the Somerville city line.


August 21, 2018

Derenzo (DivcoWest’s contractor) continues with utility work on the Somerville end of Gore Street. This work entails excavation to install new sewer infrastructure for the Cambridge Crossing development located on the north side of Monsignor O’Brien Highway (MOB). Derenzo is also continuing with installing new sewer infrastructure on Water Street near the Hampton Inn. The work will continue at the intersection of MOB before proceeding across MOB to Gore Street.

Sewer Main Construction

  • Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • There will be noise and disruption from construction activities.
  • Depending on the work planned, flyers may also be distributed to impacted residents.
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times.
  • Roadway and driveway access will be maintained but may be restricted at times.
  • Pedestrian access and access into properties will be maintained at all times but may be restricted in certain ways.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times and all city services will continue.

In the next few weeks Derenzo will begin water line relocation between Lambert Street and 7th Street. Services may be impacted and notices will be distributed prior to the work starting.


July 24, 2018

Beginning the week of July 30th, utility work on Gore Street from 5th Street to Monsignor O’Brien Highway will commence. This work entails excavation to install new sewer infrastructure to support the Cambridge Crossing Site located on the north side of Monsignor O’Brien Highway. 

Sewer Main Construction
  • Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. 
  • There will be noise and disruption from construction activities.
  • Depending on the work planned, flyers may also be distributed to impacted residents. 
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times.
  • Roadway and driveway access will be maintained but may be restricted at times.
  • Pedestrian access and access into properties will be maintained at all times but may be restricted in certain ways.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times and all city services will continue.

The project team intends to make every effort to communicate construction activities and any potential disruptions to the area stakeholders. If there are questions comments or concerns, we ask that you contact our project representatives at our Construction Hotline – 617- 866-8971 or you can email them directly at mitigation@csl-consulting.com.


July 12, 2018

JDC (DivcoWest’s contractor) is working on installing new sewer infrastructure near the Somerville city line. Work hours are 7am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

JDC is also working on new sewer infrastructure (sewer force main) on Water Street. The force main will carry wastewater from the Cambridge Crossing sewer pumping station across Monsignor O’Brien Highway and down Gore Street to the regional MWRA connection at Medford and Warren Streets in Somerville.


June 27, 2018

JDC (DivcoWest’s contractor) is working on sewer, water and drainage infrastructure near the Somerville city line. Work hours are 7am to 4pm Monday through Friday.


June 18, 2018

JDC (DivcoWest’s contractor) is working on sewer, water and drainage infrastructure near the Somerville city line.

Keolis is scheduled to replace the railroad tracks on Thursday June 21 and Friday June 22 between the hours of 7am and 4pm. Keolis’ paving contractor is scheduled to repave the crossing on Saturday June 23.

Feeney Brothers (Eversource’s contractor) continues to connect gas services to the new gas main on Gore Street between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Fifth Street.

Work hours are 7am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Saturday work hours are 9am to 4pm.


June 12, 2018

This week, JDC (DivcoWest’s contractor) will finish work at the Grand Junction Railroad crossing at Medford Street in Somerville. Work hours are 7am to 7pm during the week until work at the crossing is completed. Keolis has evaluating the schedule for the track repair which will require a full closure of Medford Street.

Following the completion of work at the railroad crossing, JDC will move back to Gore and Fifth Streets and continue with sewer main construction. Work hours will be 7am to 4pm Monday through Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays.

Feeney Brothers (Eversource’s contractor) continues to connect gas services to the new gas main on Gore Street between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Fifth Street.


June 5, 2018

JDC (DivcoWest’s contractor) is now installing and welding the steel pipe sleeves underneath the Grand Junction Railroad on Medford Street in Somerville. Work hours continue to be 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday, and 9am to 7pm on Saturday, in order to complete the utility construction at the railroad crossing by early next week. Keolis has tentatively scheduled the track repair at Medford Street for next Wednesday (June 13) or Thursday (June 14). This repair will require a full closure of Medford Street.

Feeney Brothers (Eversource’s contractor) continues to connect gas services to the new gas main on Gore Street between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Fifth Street.


Community Meeting Notice - Gore St. & Rufo Rd. Reconstruction

Eversource Gas and Divco West, the developer of Cambridge Crossing (formerly known as NorthPoint), are currently upgrading utilities on Gore St between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Warren St.

Following this construction, the City will reconstruct the watermain, replace any lead services, and reconstruct the roadway and sidewalks on Gore St. This is an opportunity to improve Gore St for residents, as well as for people walking and biking along the street. The City has received initial requests from residents for traffic calming, sidewalk improvements, street trees, signage, and more. We want to hear from you regarding what works well; what needs improving; and what changes should be incorporated into the project. The project will also include the reconstruction of Rufo Rd between Gore St and the Somerville line.

Please join city staff on Tuesday, June 19th from 7-8:30pm in the Community Room of the Millers River Apartments to learn more about the street and sidewalk reconstruction and to give your input on what, if any, changes should be incorporated into the reconstruction of Gore St and Rufo Rd.

For Information or Assistance:
If you have any questions regarding the current construction, please contact Divco West at mitigation@csl-consulting.com or by phone at 617-866-8971. For more information, please visit the project website www.npconstruction.info .

If you have any questions regarding the redesign of Gore Street, please contact Kate Riley, Community Relations, at 617.349.4870 or kriley@cambridgema.gov. To join the email distribution list for this project please email Kate or visit http://bit.ly/GoreSt to join.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.


May 29, 2018

JDC (DivcoWest’s contractor) will continue to excavate a utility trench across the Grand Junction Railroad on Medford Street in Somerville. JDC will also excavate test pits to prepare for water line work. Work hours continue to be 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday, and 9am to 7pm on Saturday, in order to complete the utility work at the railroad crossing.

Feeney Brothers (Eversource’s contractor) is continuing to connect gas services to the new gas main on Gore Street between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Fifth Street.

DivcoWest is hosting a Gore Street Construction Neighborhood Meeting on Wednesday May 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm. The meeting is being held at the East Side Bar and Grille, 561 Cambridge Street, Cambridge.


May 25, 2018

Due to schedule constraints, JDC (DivcoWest’s contractor) will be working on Saturday May 26 from 9am to 7pm.


May 23, 2018

JDC (DivcoWest’s contractor) will not be working on Saturday May 26.


May 21, 2018

Keolis has taken the Grand Junction Railroad (GJRR) out of service for a six-week period (May 5 through June 17, 2018) to allow several different subsurface utility projects to cross the train tracks. Keolis removed the tracks at Medford Street, Somerville, on Saturday May 19. JDC (DivcoWest’s contractor) will be working extended hours to complete the sewer main crossing at Medford Street, Somerville, within the GJRR shutdown period. Work hours over the next several weeks will be 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday, and 9am to 7pm on Saturday. During work hours, Medford Street in the vicinity of the railroad crossing will be a one-lane alternating traffic pattern. Police details will assist with traffic management.

Feeney Brothers (Eversource’s contractor) is working in the area of Fifth Street replacing the old gas main and providing new services.

The City is assisting with construction coordination and has DPW construction inspectors on site daily.

For additional information, please see the Eversource notifications in the Documents tab. 


Medford St. Rail Crossing Work - May 18, 2018

Derenzo, the contractor working for DivcoWest is planning on starting work at the rail crossing on Medford Street between Lambert Street and Warren Street to install new utilities. This work will involve working six days a week with some extended hours. Work will commence this Saturday, May 19th and continue for six weeks while the rail service is shut down. Work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm and Saturdays from 9am to 7pm.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic during the work day. Police details will be present to help with vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Please note – Keolis, the MBTA contractor, will also be performing work in the area during this time. Their work is independent of Derenzo and Divco and could operate outside of these hours.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, we ask that you contact our project representatives at our Construction Hotline (617) 866-8971 or mitigation@csl-consulting.com. You can also visit our mitigation website www.cxconstruction.info or more project information. Residents can also sign up for our weekly Gore Street / Medford Street updates by emailing us directly.


April 2018

Sewer manhole installation begins mid-April. Expect road closures from 5th-6th street. Please pay close attention to "No Parking" signs and detours. 


Week of March 12, 2018 Test Pits will begin this week at the Intersection of Gore Street and Sciarappa Street, and the intersection of Gore Street Fifth Street. This is exploratory work to determine existing
locations of utilities within the road. Work is expected to take one to two weeks to complete. Following this exploratory work, the new sewer installation will begin at the
intersection of Gore Street and Sciarappa Street, and proceed east toward Monsignor O’Brien Highway. Please note, parking will be impacted by this work.

Eversource Gas continues work between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Third Street, ahead of the Sewer Work. This work is expected to be complete in the upcoming weeks. Once the gas work has been completed, DivcoWest’s contractor J. Derenzo will then begin the sewer main installation in this same area.

Gore Street Tree Work
  • Prior to the start of construction, the project team has begun to add tree protection around the Gore Street trees.
  • The City of Cambridge Arborist has identified one tree at the intersection of Gore and Sciarappa Street that has been deemed hazardous. This tree is planned to be removed by the City in the coming weeks.

Pre-Construction Pest Control
  • Prior to any work occurring on Gore Street the project team has done the following:
  • Worked with ISD to identify areas with rodent activity.
  • Coordinated with local businesses to improve existing rodent control plans
  • Baited sewers around Gore Street
  • Scheduled visits with residents who requested pest services


Week of March 5, 2018

Eversource Gas will be starting work between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Third Street ahead of the Sewer Work this week. This work is expected to take approximately four (4) weeks to complete. Once the gas work has been completed, DivcoWest’s contractor J. Derenzo will then begin the sewer main installation in this same area.

Sewer Main Construction
Preliminary layout and exploratory excavation work will continue, as well as the sewer line installation during the rest of 2018. During the installation of the new sewer main, the contractor will have up to three (3) crews on Gore Street, in order to complete the work as quickly as possible.


Week of February 26, 2018

Eversource Gas will be starting work between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Third Street ahead of the Sewer Work the week of March 5th. This work is expected to take approximately four (4) weeks to complete. Once the gas work has been completed, the sewer main installation in this same area.

Sewer Main Construction
  • Preliminary layout and exploratory excavation work will continue, as well as the sewer line installation during the rest of 2018. During the installation of the new sewer main, the contractor will have up to three (3) crews on Gore Street, in order to complete the work as quickly as possible.
  • Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • There will be noise and disruption from construction activities.
  • Depending on the work planned, flyers may also be distributed to impacted residents.
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times.
  • Roadway and driveway access will be maintained, but may be restricted at times.
  • Pedestrian access and access into properties will be maintained at all times, but may be restricted in certain ways.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times and all city services will continue.

Week of February 19, 2018

  • All scheduled exploratory investigation work has been completed, however crews may need to return to complete additional exploratory work if necessary.
  • Utility lines will be marked, laid out and the new wells will be sampled throughout the week.

Eversource Gas to Begin Work on Gore St - January 31, 2018

The following is a notice from Eversource:

To our customers and neighbors on Gore Street (McGrath Hwy to Third St), It is necessary that we upgrade the natural gas main and services on Gore Street. Weather permitting, Eversource Gas Main Construction will begin construction on Friday February 2nd, 2018, work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please anticipate that the specific areas to be worked will be posted with no parking signs as needed, access to Hamilton Street will be remain open to abutters, Cambridge Police Officers’ will be on site to assist with the pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Weather dependent, the proposed work is projected to take approximately 4-5 weeks and subject to be worked and completed in segments.

We understand the inconvenience this may cause, and will make necessary efforts to minimize any interruption to your gas services. In order to alleviate possible parking issues and ensure a safe working zone, we will remove snow from the street following any snow storm, etc. Depending on the existing conditions at your residence or business our work may involve moving natural gas meters outside, replacing your existing gas service line, and installing curb valves at the street. There may also be other upgrades required to ensure the safe and most efficient operation of the natural gas distribution system.

Upon completion of the construction process, paved or cemented areas, which were disturbed, will be permanently repaired with material similar to what was removed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this construction may cause. Please contact Supervisor of Construction, Marissa Blockus at (203) 722-7951 or myself at (339) 987-7354.


Upcoming Construction on Gore Street - January 23, 2018 The City of Cambridge, Eversource and DivcoWest, the developer of Cambridge Crossing (formerly NorthPoint), will be undertaking construction on Gore Street between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Warren Street. This will entail selective excavation and exploratory work in January and February, followed by installation of the new sewer line and new gas line starting in March and lasting through the rest of 2018. Subsequently, and after a design process with Gore Street residents, the City of Cambridge will reconstruct the street and sidewalks. This is an opportunity to improve Gore Street, its sidewalks, crosswalks and street trees. The City will be hosting a community design process in the fall of 2018 to work with residents to determine what, if any, changes should be made to Gore Street.

CONSTRUCTION OVERVIEW
  • DivcoWest will install a new sewer main
  • Eversource will install a gas main to replace the over 100-year old 6” main 
  • The City of Cambridge will undertake a comprehensive planning process with Gore Street residents to plan and ultimately implement upgrades, including:

o new water main to replace the 8” water main originally installed in 1874. This work will include the removal of any lead services to houses.

o full-depth roadway paving

o fully ADA compliant sidewalks

o new street trees

SEWER MAIN CONSTRUCTION
The contractor for the sewer work, J. Derenzo, will begin preliminary layout and exploratory excavation work starting in January and February, and continue with sewer line installation during the rest of 2018. During the installation of the new sewer main, the contractor will have up to three crews on Gore Street, in order to complete the work as quickly as possible.
  • Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. 
  • There will be noise and disruption from construction activities. 
  • Weekly Updates will be sent out to an email distribution and posted on the project website (www.cxconstruction.info/gore-street). This will be the primary means of communication during the project. (send an email to migitation@csl-consulting.com or call 617-866-8971 if you wish to receive email updates).
  • Depending on the work planned, flyers may also be distributed to impacted residents. 
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times.
  • Roadway and driveway access will be maintained, but may be restricted at times.
  • Pedestrian access and access into properties will be maintained at all times, but may be restricted in certain ways.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times and all city services will continue.
During construction, Divco will implement a Construction Mitigation Program to proactively evaluate each phase and respond to questions or concerns. They can be reached at mitigation@csl-consulting.com or by phone at 617-866-8971. For more information, please visit the project website www.cxconstruction.info/gore-street

PRE-CONSTRUCTION SURVEYS
Pre-construction surveys will be available to all home owners on Gore Street prior to sewer construction occurring. We will begin scheduling the pre-construction surveys immediately and anticipate the surveys to begin after January 23rd. Formal letters detailing the survey process will be sent via certified mail, direct mail, and flyer the week of January 23rd.

RODENT CONTROL
The project team has been working closely with the City inspector to identify any areas with rodent activity. Dave Power the local ISD inspector is available for individual inspections of private property, he can be reached at 617-349-6119

PARKING OPTIONS
The project team is working to identify alternative parking for residents of Gore Street during construction including parking in the City’s First Street Garage. The City is extending the wintertime $50 per month parking in the City’s First Garage to year-round for residents of Gore Street. DivcoWest will pay the $50 monthly charge for residents of Gore Street, so monthly passes in the City’s First Street Garage will be free of charge to Gore Street residents impacted by the sewer construction. Please contact mitigation@csl-consulting.com or by phone at 617-866-8971 to discuss parking options during construction.

PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DESIGN PROCESS
In addition to the work by J. Derenzo described above, Eversource Gas will replace their 6” gas main, which is over 100 years old, and the City will undertake a contract for the replacement of the 8” water main and reconstruction of the streets and sidewalks.

The City will be hosting a community process for the design of Gore Street, including the crossings, sidewalks and street trees. The City wants to work with the residents to evaluate what, if any, changes should be incorporated into the reconstruction of Gore Street. We anticipate beginning this community process in the fall of 2018. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825 or driviello@cambridgema.gov. To join the email distribution list for this project please email Dan or visit http://bit.ly/GoreSt to join.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.


NOTICE: Community Meeting to Discuss Upcoming Construction
Thursday, September 28, 6-7:30pm at St. Francis Hall (325 Cambridge St)

The City of Cambridge and Divco West, developer of NorthPoint, will be undertaking construction on Gore Street between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Warren Street beginning this fall. This construction is an opportunity to incorporate improvements into Gore Street; sidewalks, crosswalks, street trees improved access to the park, etc. The City will be hosting a community design process in the spring of 2018 to work with residents to determine what, if any, changes should be made to Gore Street.

CONSTRUCTION OVERVIEW – overall construction will include a
• new sewer main
• new Eversource gas main to replace the over 100-year old 6” main
• new water main to replace the 8” water main originally installed in 1874. The water work will include the removal of any lead services.
• full-depth roadway paving
• fully ADA compliant sidewalks
• additional street trees

SEWER MAIN CONSTRUCTION
The contractor for the sewer work, J. Derenzo, will begin construction this fall and work will continue through the 2018 construction season. The contractor will have 2 to 3 crews on Gore Street and weather permitting, construction will continue during the winter months.
• Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday.
• There will be noise and disruption from construction activities.
• At least a week prior to the work commencing on each block, flyers will be distributed to impacted residents.
• “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times.
• Roadway and driveway access will be maintained, but may be restricted at times.
• Pedestrian access and access into properties will be maintained at all times, but may be restricted in certain ways.
• Emergency vehicles will have access at all times and all city services will continue.

During construction, Divco will implement a Construction Mitigation Program to proactively evaluate each phase and respond to questions or concerns. They can be reached at mitigation@csl-consulting.com or by phone at 617-866-8971. For more information, please visit the project website www.npconstruction.info .

ADDITIONAL PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DESIGN PROCESS
Once the sewer work is completed, Eversource Gas will replace their 6” gas main, which is over 100 years old and the City will undertake a contract for the replacement of the 8” water main, roadway and sidewalk improvements.

The City will be hosting a community process for the design of Gore Street. We want to work with the residents to evaluate what, if any, changes should be incorporated into the reconstruction of Gore Street. We anticipate beginning this community process in the spring of 2018.

For Information or Assistance:
If you have any questions regarding this work, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825 or driviello@cambridgema.gov. To join the email distribution list for this project please email Dan or visit http://bit.ly/GoreSt to join.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.

DivcoWest’s contractor, J. Derenzo Companies (JDC), started selective excavation and exploratory work in January and February 2018. Sewer main construction begin in April 2018, and work will continue through the 2018 construction season.

Eversource’s contractor, Feeney Brothers, started construction in April 2018 and is working concurrently with JDC.

In 2018, the City will host a community process for the surface reconstruction of Gore Street. The City wants to work with the residents to evaluate what, if any, changes should be incorporated into the surface reconstruction.

Please check "Updates" tab for the most up-to-date information on work and schedule. 


DivcoWest, the developer of Cambridge Crossing (formerly called “NorthPoint”), is constructing a new sewer main on Gore Street between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Warren Street in Somerville. This new sewer main will provide service to Cambridge Crossing, and will be owned and maintained by the City of Cambridge. The sewer main construction presented an opportunity for Eversource to replace an over 100-year old gas main on Gore Street. Following sewer and gas main construction, the City will implement other improvements on Gore Street (water and storm water infrastructure improvements, roadway and sidewalk improvements, improved crosswalks, new street trees and improved access to the park).

Website: https://cxconstruction.info/gore-street

Email Address: mitigation@csl-consulting.com

Hotline Phone Number:
(617) 866-8971


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