Weekly Construction Highlights

Cambridge Common

August 31, 2015

Eversource Paving Notification
Properly functioning gate boxes / shut-off valves are a significant safety and liability issue for all of us. Damaging utility infrastructure, including gas valves, is a violation of Dig Safe Regulations and subject to a $1,000 to $10,000 fine per incident. Announcing paving operations at Monday morning construction meetings is important, but is not sufficient. Contractors must email Eversource Gas and Electric prior to paving and work with them to coordinate adjustments of valves and structures.

Eversource Gas
Construction Contractors must provide Eversource Gas one-month written / email notice of all planned paving to: 
    • test for gas leaks and allow sufficient time to make the required repairs prior to paving. 
    • allow for the timely regulation/adjustment of all gate boxes, shut-off valves & castings.
Please e-mail : Kieran.OFlaherty@eversource.com and William.Zamparelli@eversource.com

Paving Operations 
    • Valves must be accessible and visible at all times. 
    • Paving over a gate box / shut-off valve is a serious safety hazard and under no case, can a contractor bury gate boxes / shut-off valves under paving. 
    • Contractors must notify Eversource if any gate boxes / shut-off valves were damaged during grinding or full depth construction. 
    • Eversource will raise the gate boxes / shut-off valves prior to each phase of paving. Contractors can make the final 1” to 2” adjustment to match the final grading.

Eversource Electric
Construction Contractors must provide Eversource Electric two-week written / email notice of all planned paving to: 
    • allow for the timely regulation/adjustment of all castings. 
    • if reclaiming roadways (deep grind & overlay top surface), please advise so vault tops and subsurface castings may be protected.
Please e-mail : John.Manning@eversource.com  and William.Zamparelli@eversource.com 

City Projects

Huron A Project (Gioioso) 
Porous paving next week                     
Sidewalk replacements – various locations
Larch Rd, Lakeview, Lexington Ave – bio-basin work
Larch Rd @ Brattle St – Eversource Elec needs to move pole asap to have work happen

Huron B Project (Barletta)
Vassal Lane @ Granville Rd – illicit connections
Appleton St – prepping for paving and drainage work
Inverts & Hoods – project wide

Concord Ave Project (Gioioso)
Garden St – catch basin
Fern St – sewer and drainage work
Fayerweather St – sidewalk work & pouring sidewalks
Concord Ave @ Huron Ave – night time (8pm-5am) full depth work – 1 week to complete
Donnell St – shielding need by Eversource Elec

New Street & Concord Lane (Barletta)
Drain and sewer work – night work

Western Ave Project (D’Allessandro)
Punch list
Working on planter in front of #299

Binney Street Project (Gilbane/Derenzo)
Mass Bay on-site this week working on signal punch list work
Rogers St – paving Sept 17th or 18th

Chapter 90 – Contract 16 (Marchese)
Today working between Exeter to Everett
Mass Ave – milling Hudson to Martin and Garfield to Linnaean - Monday, 8/31night 8pm – 9 am.
Paving: Sept 3 – 4 inbound from Exeter to Everett

Chapter 90 – Contract 17 (D’Allessandro)
Mead St – mill Sept 1-2, castings
Fulkerson St – milling Sept 1-2; coordination needed with the school
Pole relocation along the park on Fulkerson St – work order # assigned – will come to Construction on July 24th – then it can be scheduled.

Chapter 90 – Contract 18 (D’Allessandro)
Putnam Ave & Kinnaird St - sidewalks work
Jay St – bump-out
Hayes St – sewer services

Remedial Contract (Mattuchio)
Albany St – catch basin
Sherman St – catch basin
1026 Cambridge St

TV & Cleaning Contract (Rapid Flow)
Huron Ave
Washington St

Misc. Sidewalk Contract (Deroma)
Linnaean St @ Avon
East Cambridge – misc. pedestrian ramps

Misc. Patch Contract
Starting Tuesday, September 8th
Allston St (Magazine – Sidney)
Cambridge St (Maple Ave – Quincy)
Reed St (Harvey – Dudley)
Chalk St (Magazine – Pleasant)
Eighth St (Cambridge – Spring)
Otis St (Fulkerson – Max)

MLK School
Putnam Ave & Magee St – curb and sidewalk work
Lift on Putnam Ave and deliveries

Longfellow Bridge Project
Not Present
Memorial Dr – single lane closure on the east bound side – day time

Main Street – Kendall Sq. (Newport)
Brick sidewalk work on the north side
Soil in front of #400 Main St
Working on bus stops
Pouring sidewalk at the connector and in front of #499 Main

Grand Junction Project (Mattuchio)
Mobilizing this week

Cambridge Common Project (Newport)
Pouring slap for cobble stones in front of monument
Closing main path near playground

Harvard Sq./Waverly Path (Newport)
Mt Auburn St – brick sidewalk work; Holyoke St – raised crosswalk on Wed-Thurs
Portland Loo – installing conduit & base for bricks
Eversource Elec – vault on Mt Auburn St (Dunster – JFK) waiting on hood – need delivery date
Eversource Elec/CED – light poles removed and installed
Paving – Sept/Oct
Waverly Path – replace plantings; work on grass

Route 2/Route 16 (Newport)
Curb work; finishing up islands; drainage work
Substantially complete end of October/early November

Hurley Street Park (JNJ Sacca)
Punch list

Elm/Hampshire Street Park (JNJ Sacca)
Punch list

Haggerty School
Install rubber surface; waiting on delivery of equipment 

City Departments

Cambridge Water Department
Martin – tie-in to Bowdoin
Dana St – repair leak
Trowbridge – swap svcs – 3 weeks to complete

Cambridge Traffic Department
Pavement markings (crosswalks) – Monday – Wednesday night work
Coordination with Traffic Dept on all pavement markings at least 1 week in advance
Contact: Jeff Parenti at jparenti@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4715
David Soares at dsoares@cambridgema.gov  or 617.349.4713

University Projects

JFK School – deliveries
Dunster House – punch list
Smith Center – Dunster St – portion of the sidewalk is occupied; installing scaffolding
Prescott St – steam repair (Bond Bros) repair in sidewalk – start next week
Oxford St – test pits on west side in sidewalk

Façade repairs –Ames @ Amherst
Nano Project – water work off Vassar St
30 Memorial Dr – striping – working on a plan
Bexley Hall (50 Mass Ave) – demo
Vassar Street Steam – working this week; alternating traffic
8 Carlton St – Sept. 18th demo start date; abatement on-going this week


Utility Companies

Eversource Gas (Kieran O’Flaherty or Richard Dell’Isola)
Amory St – services
Holden St – services & tie-in – finish by the end of the week
Second St – services & tie-in’s – finish by the end of the week
170 Windsor Street – working on Washington St

Eversource Electric (Bill Zamparelli 617.369.5532)
First @ Rogers
First St @ Linskey
Mass Ave @ Linnaean
783 Main St
610 Main St
165 Cambridgepark Dr
112 Mt Auburn St
Fulkerson St
186 Larch Rd
Concord Ave - castings
Mass Ave - castings
First St – paving schedule??
Mass Ave @ Washburn – manhole/conduit
Donnell St – shielding needs to be done

Comcast (Anthony Vatalaro)
Huron Ave (Larch – Gurney) – splicing Wednesday 1am-6am; manhole removal to follow
700 Tech Sq - trench on Washington and Portland
Rogers St – manhole adjustments

Verizon (Matthew King 781.376.8172)
Huron B (Appleton St & Huron Ave)
620 Memorial Dr
Hawthorne Pk
1 Alewife Brook Pkwy
140 Cambridgepark Dr
50 Hampshire St
Third St, Main St, Broadway, McGrath O’Brien Hwy - surveys

Main St @ Portland St – sidewalk work
Binney St – pipe install in the eastbound lane

Crown Castle
Windsor St (Main to State)

Private Development Projects

75/125 Binney Street
Right lane closure on Binney – working on plantings
Second St @ Binney St – sidewalk work

270 Third Street
No work

50/60 Binney Street
Wednesday – Friday – First St closed for tower crane take-down
Binney lane closure for steel deliveries
Linskey Way – closed

100 Binney Street (Moriarty)
Trucking off Linskey Way – concrete deliveries

Biogen Steam-Sixth Street @ Binney Street
Sept 11th – completion date

7 Temple Street
Site work inside fence

240 Sidney Street
Putnam Ave – sidewalk work

610 Main Street
Crane in Portland St Tuesday
Wednesday – Friday – boom lift

185 Albany Street
Lane closure for tree removal

180 Windsor Street (CHA)
Conduit work on Washington St

181 Mass Ave
Mass Ave – sidewalks
Main St @ Osbourne – pedestrian ramp

300 Mass Ave
Sidewalk work on Mass Ave
Conduit work – Green St

131 Harvard Street
All work on site

112/114 Mt Auburn Street
Sidewalk work

1868 Mass Ave
Sidewalk closed on Upland Rd
All work on-site

1971 Mass Ave
Mass Ave – water work night work tonight – all paved Tuesday morning

64 Magee Street (Putnam Gardens)
Putnam Ave – water leak repair
Magee St – cut & cap

165 Cambridge Park Drive
Lifts in street

140 Cambridge Park Drive
Verizon work
MWRA permitting

Special Events
Sunday, September 13th – Caribbean Festival Parade route: Blackstone St, River St, Mass Ave , Main St to Ames St



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