The Engineering Division is responsible for improving and expanding sewer and stormwater infrastructure, streets, sidewalks, parks and plazas. Through comprehensive design review and project management, Engineering ensures that all projects impacting the City‘s infrastructure meet federal, state and local standards and requirements.    Learn more

Capital Improvements

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The Engineering Division oversees the design and construction of  City infrastructure and manages records related to this infrastructure.   Learn more

For additional information about local construction, please visit the Public Works' City Projects page.

 

Engineering Services

Engineering resources

The Engineering Division provides general engineering services for the Public Works and other City departments.     Learn more

Research Resources
Contractor Resources
Engineering GIS 
Standard Details

DCR Project Overviews-Charles River Basin
DCR Traffic Advisories

 

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4811

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Related Links

Stormwater Management

Stormwater 
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5 Year Plan for Street & Sidewalk Reconstruction

Porter Sq plaza
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About the Plan (PDF)
About the schedule

Construction Information

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