Monsignor O'Brien Hwy Reconstruction - Phase 1 (Third St. to Gore St.)

In order to develop Cambridge Crossing, DivcoWest is required to make improvements to Monsignor O’Brien Highway from Third Street to Museum Way.  These improvements include subsurface and surface infrastructure upgrades. This section of Monsignor O’Brien Highway will be transformed from a highway into a tree lined boulevard with bicycle lanes/cycle tracks, new sidewalks and significantly improved pedestrian crossings. Due to the MBTA’s Green Line Extension (GLX) Project, these improvements must be phased.


August 24, 2018

McCourt Construction (DivcoWest's contractor) continues with excavation and installation of new drainage infrastructure. The work zone is between Third Street and Gore Street.

MassDOT has approved the following work hours:

Inbound - Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm

Outbound – Monday through Friday 7am to 3pm


August 6, 2018

MassDOT is restricting construction activities in Monsignor O’Brien Highway until the Comm Ave bridge work is completed (expected completed August 11, 2018). McCourt will only be doing limited work, if any, during this time.

For more information about the Comm Ave bridge work, refer to MassDOT’s project website http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/HighlightedProjects/CommonwealthAvenueBridgeReplacement.aspx


July 12, 2018

McCourt Construction (DivcoWest's contractor) continues with excavation and installation of new drainage infrastructure. The work zone is between Third Street and Gore Street.

MassDOT has approved the following work hours:

Inbound - Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm

Outbound – Monday through Friday 7am to 3pm


July 3, 2018

McCourt Construction (DivcoWest's contractor) has started excavation and installation of new drainage infrastructure. The work zone is between Third Street and Gore Street.

MassDOT has approved the following work hours:

Inbound - Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm

Outbound – Monday through Friday 7am to 3pm.


June 27, 2018

McCourt Construction (DivcoWest's contractor) continues to remove the median and curbing on Monsignor O’Brien Highway from Winter Street to Gore Street. Excavation and installation of new drainage infrastructure is expected to start the week of July 2. Work hours are during the day and are being coordinated with MassDOT.


June 18, 2018

McCourt Construction (DivcoWest's contractor) will start removing the median this week. Work hours are during the day and are being coordinated with MassDOT.


May 30, 2018

McCourt Construction (DivcoWest's contractor) is surveying and preparing to start work to remove the raised traffic islands. 


Surveying and preliminary work started the week of May 28. Work will continue throughout the 2018 construction season.  


In order to develop Cambridge Crossing, DivcoWest is required to make improvements to Monsignor O’Brien Highway from Third Street to Museum Way. These improvements include subsurface and surface infrastructure upgrades. This section of Monsignor O’Brien Highway will be transformed from a highway into a tree lined boulevard with bicycle lanes/cycle tracks, new sidewalks and significantly improved pedestrian crossings. Due to the MBTA’s Green Line Extension (GLX) Project, these improvements must be phased.

  • Phase 1 – Reconstruction from Third Street to Gore Street (begins 2018)
  • Phase 2A – Construction of stormwater infrastructure and new outfall at Lechmere Canal (begins 2018)
  • Phase 2B – Reconstruction from Gore Street to Land Boulevard, including portions of First Street and Cambridge Street (construction is dependent on GLX Project schedule)
  • Phase 3 – Reconstruction from Land Boulevard to Museum Way (construction is dependent on GLX Project schedule)

https://cxconstruction.info/monsignor-obrien-hwy

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