Parker and Healey Streets


Parker and Healey Streets are included in the City's Five Year Sidewalk and Street Plan.  We expect construction to begin by fall 2017.

August 2018

Crews are working on curb and sidewalk replacement near the BB&N school on Parker St. and working their way towards Healey St.


July 2018

In association with the Parker and Healey Street Reconstruction Project, the City’s Contractor, Newport Construction., will begin to reconstruct the roadways of Parker and Healey Streets during the week of August 6th. This work is anticipated to last for approximately one week, weather permitting.

To ensure that the roadway conditions will be favorable for many years to come, crews will engage in full-depth reconstruction. 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 occur at the end of the Parker and Healy Street Reconstruction Project and will be announced via an additional notice in the coming months. Detours will be in place during work hours. Please look for Detour signs, Road Closed signs, and No Parking signs as they will be changing frequently during the work.

What to Expect During Construction:
  • General work hours 7am-4pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Please check posted No Parking signs.
  • During this work, the roadway will be lower, making the curbs higher for parked cars. Please use caution when opening car doors as to not damage them on the curbs.
  • Access will be maintained for abutters whenever possible. During work hours, abutters will be allowed to travel the wrong way down one way streets in order to access their property. Caution should be used. After work hours, roadways will reopen for all in their normal travel directions.
  • Access will be maintained for City services and emergency vehicles.
For Information and Assistance During Construction:
Questions regarding this project? Contact Kate Riley, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4870/ kriley@cambridgema.gov or Melissa Miguel, Supervising Engineer, at 617-349-9351. For more information about the project and to sign up for the project email list, visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/theworks/ParkerHealy. If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this construction.


July 2018

Healy/Parker Streets Reconstruction Project- Reclaim of the road will begin late July.


April 2018

The City's contractor has completed drainage work on Healey St. and Parker St. Reclaiming of the road will begin in late spring and sidewalk work is anticipated to begin in early summer. 


NOTICE: Healey/Parker Streets Reconstruction Project- Drainage work to begin week of January 22, 2018

As part of the Healey/Parker Streets Reconstruction Project, the City’s contractor, Newport Construction, will begin mobilizing on Healey and Parker streets in the coming days ahead of the start of drainage work.

Newport has installed tree protection along the street and will be performing survey and layout work, saw-cutting areas of the roadway, and delivering drainage structures to the site as well.
On or about the week of January 22nd, weather permitting, Newport will begin the installation of several catch basins along the curb line to improve drainage along Healey and Parker streets. The contractor expects to begin roadway and sidewalk reconstruction work in April/May with an anticipated completion date for the project of fall 2018.
The Healey/Parker Streets Reconstruction Project is part of the City’s 5-Year Plan for Street and Sidewalks and will include paving, sidewalk work, and pedestrian ramp installations. 
What to Expect During Construction: 
  • Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday.
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times. 
  • Vehicle access in and out of properties will be maintained, but may be restricted for short periods. If you need access and your driveway is blocked, please speak to a crew member on site and they will make accommodations for you.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times. 
Once the drainage work is complete, an additional notice will be sent to residents announcing the start of street and sidewalk reconstruction in the coming months. The addition of street trees are also part of this project and planting will take place at the end of the project during either the fall or spring planting season. Residents should also be aware of the following:
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 is available under the "Documents" tab. 
Information & Assistance:
Questions regarding this project? Contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825/ driviello@cambridgema.gov or Hussein Musa, Engineer, at 617-349-4831 / hmusa@cambridgema.gov. If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.


NOTICE: Contractor Installing Tree Protection on Healey/Parker Streets Ahead of Planned Work

As part of the Healey/Parker Streets Reconstruction Projects, the City’s contractor, Newport Construction, has begun installing tree protection on Healey and Parker streets ahead of drainage work which is anticipated to begin this winter.  We do not have a start date for this work yet as Newport is currently begin drainage work on Dudley Street and will be moving to Healey/Parker streets as time and weather allow.

This winter, Newport will begin the installation of several catch basins along the curb line to improve drainage on Healey and Parker streets. The contractor expects to begin roadway and sidewalk reconstruction work this spring/summer with an anticipated completion date for the project of fall 2018.

The Healey/Parker Reconstruction Projects are part of the City’s 5-Year Plan for Street and Sidewalks and will include paving, sidewalk work, and pedestrian ramp installations. 

What to Expect During Construction:

  • Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday.
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times. 
  • Vehicle access in and out of properties will be maintained, but may be restricted for short periods. If you need access and your driveway is blocked, please speak to a crew member on site and they will make accommodations for you.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times. 

Once the drainage work is complete, an additional notice will be sent to residents announcing the start of street and sidewalk reconstruction in the coming months.  The addition of street trees are also part of this project and planting will take place at the end of the project during either the fall or spring planting season. Residents should also be aware of the following:

  • 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 is available under the "Documents" tab on this project page.

Information & Assistance:
Questions regarding this project?  Contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825/ driviello@cambridgema.gov or Hussein Musa, Engineer, at 617-349-4831 / hmusa@cambridgema.gov.  If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.


We expect the contract to go out to bid later this summer.

Please check back for updates.

Curb and sidewalk work has begun and is expected to last through October. Final paving of the roadway is expected in late fall. Please check the Updates tab for the most up-to-date schedule and information.


Drainage work is complete. Roadwork is anticipated to begin late spring and sidewalk work will start in early summer.  Please check the Updates tab for the most up-to-date schedule and information.


The City's contractor began drainage work in January 2018 ahead of street and sidewalk reconstruction which is anticipated to begin in spring 2018. Please check the Updates tab for the most up-to-date schedule and information.
We expect the contract to go out to bid this summer, with construction starting in later summer/early fall 2017.

Please check back for updates. 

The main goal of the project is to create an accessible route for all users of the street. The plan includes new crosswalks on Parker Street at Buckingham Street and Concord Avenue, Healey Street at Buckingham Street and a raised intersection at Parker and Healey Streets.  Also new tress will be planted where possible based on the recommendations from the city arborist. 

The plan was developed through a community process taking into consideration the input of the residents.

Kate Riley- Community Relations Manager

617-349-4870

kriley@cambridgema.gov


Melissa Miguel- Supervising Engineer

617-349-9351

mmiguel@cambridgema.gov


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