Kenwood Street

The Kenwood St work is part of the City’s 5-Year Plan for Street and Sidewalks and will include paving, sidewalk work, and pedestrian ramp installations.

The goal, in addition to the resurfacing of the roadways, is to improve conditions within the public right-of-way for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists and those with disabilities. The design shall incorporate sidewalks, curb-cuts, curb extensions and crosswalks in compliance with the MassDOT, formerly Massachusetts Highway Department (MHD), Guidelines for Wheelchair Road and Pedestrian Access and the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board Regulations. Also, the design may include traffic calming tools and exclusive pedestrian and/or bicycle facilities.

This project has been completed. No further updates to this project page will be made.


Kenwood Street Project 
Final roadway paving scheduled for Monday, October 30th

The City’s contractor, Newport Construction, will pave the roadway on Monday, October 30th (weather permitting).

This work is expected to take approximately 1 day to complete, weather permitting, but Tuesday, October 31st is the scheduled rain date for paving operations.

Vehicle access in and out of properties will be restricted during work hours while crews perform the paving. Please plan vehicle trips accordingly.

Punch list items, back of sidewalk work, and pavement markings remain and will be completed by the contractor in the coming weeks before the end of construction.

What to Expect during Paving: 
• Work hours will be 7 AM to 5 PM.
• Kenwood Street will be closed to through traffic during paving.
• Vehicle access in and out of properties will be restricted. Please plan vehicle and parking trips accordingly.
• “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times.
• Emergency vehicles will have access at all times.

Information & Assistance:
Questions regarding this project? Contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825/ driviello@cambridgema.gov or Brian McLane, Engineer, at 617-945-4084. For more information about the project and to sign up for the project email list, visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/theworks/KenwoodSt. If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.


Kenwood Street Project - August 22, 2017
Curb and sidewalk work to begin on or about Monday, September 25th

As part of the ongoing street and sidewalk reconstruction work on Kenwood Street, the City’s contractor, Newport Construction, will mobilize on or about Monday, September 25th to begin curb and sidewalk work on the even side of the street. Crews will remove the sidewalks, remove and reset curbing, and then install new sidewalks. Once complete, crews will move to the odd side of the street and do the same.

This work is expected to take approximately 2 weeks to complete on each side, weather permitting.

At the end of each day, the contractor will clean the work site to allow for motorists to utilize the roadway. Final roadway paving will be scheduled and announced via an additional notice in the coming weeks once curb and sidewalk work is complete.

What to Expect During Construction:
• General work hours will be 7am – 4pm, Monday-Friday.
• Please check posted No Parking signs.
• Please follow pedestrian detour signs.
• Access to properties will be maintained, when possible.
• Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and City services.

Information & Assistance:
Questions regarding this project? Contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825/ driviello@cambridgema.gov or Brian McLane, Engineer, at 617-945-4084. For more information about the project and to sign up for the project email list, visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/theworks/KenwoodSt. If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.


Kenwood Street Project - August 25, 2017
Roadway reclamation to begin on or about Tuesday, August 29th

As part of the street and sidewalk reconstruction work scheduled for Kenwood Street, the City’s contractor, Newport Construction, will engage in roadway reclamation work during the week of August 28th, 2017. This process removes the old asphalt and pulverizes it to create a new base and roadway surface.

This work is expected to take approximately 1 week to complete, weather permitting.

At the end of each day, the contractor will clean the work site to allow for motorists to utilize the roadway. We kindly ask that motorists drive through the construction zone slowly outside of general working hours. Final roadway paving will be scheduled and announced via an additional notice in the coming weeks.

As a reminder, you may have received a Right of Entry notice at your address recently. Please disregard this notice as they were distributed in error.

What to Expect During Construction:

  • General work hours will be 7am – 4pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Please check posted No Parking signs.
  • Please follow pedestrian detour signs.
  • Access to properties will be maintained, when possible.
  • Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and City services.
Information & Assistance:
Questions regarding this project? Contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825/ driviello@cambridgema.gov or Brian McLane, Engineer, at 857-829-8597. For more information about the project and to sign up for the project email list, visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/theworks/KenwoodSt. If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.


May 2017

Crews performing ongoing drainage work on Kenwood St.

Water Dept. expects to mobilize for water main work on Kenwood St on or about the week of May 8, 2017


Kenwood Street Drainage Work - April 13, 2017
Work is anticipated to begin on or about the week of April 17

As part of the street and sidewalk reconstruction work scheduled for spring/summer 2017, the City’s contractor, Newport Construction, will begin drainage work in the roadway toward the end of the week of April 17th or start of the week of April 24th.

This first phase of utility work is expected to last for approximately 3 weeks, weather permitting, and general work hours will be 7am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Drainage work includes the installation of catch basins in several locations along the street. “No Parking” signs will be posted, so please be sure to check posted signs to avoid being ticketed/towed.

During a meeting with residents onsite in early April, plans were discussed to ensure proper protection of the Elm tree on the street both during and after construction. The location of the fire hydrant was also finalized and will be moved across the street, adjacent to the new planned raised crosswalk at Allston St. Updated plans are available on the Kenwood St. Project page.

The roadway and sidewalk reconstruction is anticipated to begin in mid-late summer and last approximately 2 months.

The Kenwood St. street and sidewalk reconstruction work is part of the City’s 5-Year Plan for Street and Sidewalks and will include paving, sidewalk work, and pedestrian ramp installations.


After meeting with residents on-site on April 5, 2017 for a discussion, an updated plan has been made available here and under the Documents tab.

Per the plans:

  • A bumpout will be installed around the existing Elm Tree and a catch basin will be installed
  • Fire hydrant will be moved across the street, adjacent to the raised crosswalk

The Cambridge Water Department has informed Public Works of a change to their schedule. They will now begin water main replacement work on Kenwood Street in mid-April and anticipate it taking approximately 8 weeks to complete.


Kenwood Street Road/Sidewalk Work - February 7, 2017
Community meeting schedule for Wednesday, February 15th

As part of the street and sidewalk reconstruction work scheduled for spring/summer 2017, the City’s contractor, Newport Construction, will begin drainage work in the roadway in early March, weather permitting.

This first phase of utility work is expected to last for approximately 3 weeks, weather permitting, and general work hours will be 7am-4pm, Monday-Friday. “No Parking” signs will be posted, so please be sure to check posted signs to avoid being ticketed/towed. The roadway and sidewalk reconstruction is anticipated to begin in mid-late summer and last approximately 2 months.

Within the next 4-6 weeks, the Cambridge Water Department will begin work to replace the water main and water services on Kenwood St. Residents will be notified in advance by the Water Department.

The Kenwood St. street and sidewalk reconstruction work is part of the City’s 5-Year Plan for Street and Sidewalks and will include paving, sidewalk work, and pedestrian ramp installations.

We invite you to attend a community meeting with your neighbors and members of the Department of Public Works on Wednesday, February 15th, from 6-7:30pm in the auditorium of the Morse School located at 40 Granite St. to learn more about this project. At the meeting we will also be discussing:

  • Back of Sidewalk Tree Planting Program
    • The term “Back of Sidewalk" refers to the edge of the sidewalk where public way meets private properties. In the case of this program, the City will plant trees along the back of sidewalk, (up to 20 feet off the public way) on private property of interested, eligible owners.
  • Sidewalk material options
    • It is the City’s policy to replace existing sidewalks with the same material (concrete with concrete, brick with wire cut brick). However, during this project, property owners will have the option of changing their sidewalk material for a fee if they choose. More information will be made available to residents.

Information & Assistance:
Questions regarding this project? Contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825/ driviello@cambridgema.gov or the Department of Public Works at 617-349-4800. For more information about the project and to sign up for the project email list, visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/theworks/KenwoodSt. If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.
The Kenwood St work is part of the City’s 5-Year Plan for Street and Sidewalks and will include paving, sidewalk work, and pedestrian ramp installations.

Please visit the Updates tab for the most up-to-date information and schedule for this project.


Project to begin in winter 2017.

Brian McLane

Project Manager

Phone: 617-349-4824

Email: bmclane@cambridgema.gov


Dan Riviello

Community Relations Manager

Phone: 617-349-4825

Email: driviello@cambridgema.gov

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