Weekly Construction Highlights
October 5, 2015
REMINDER: As of Monday, September 21st all new permits will need to be submitted online at: permits.cambridgema.gov/CAPSite/Public/Main. You will need to “register” first if you have not done so before. Click here for a complete set of instructions (pdf) on how to use the new permit system. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the Permit Desk at 617-349-4833 or Rob Linke at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please wait for email with approved permit before starting work.
1. Top course paving must be complete by October 31st – 1 month left! Eversource Electric is asking for a 2-3 week notice and Eversource Gas a 4 week notice, Verizon a 4 week notice in advance of any paving to raise castings.
2. Pave trenches weekly
3. Notify utility companies when you are grinding and paving
4. Spray paint (in pink) all castings the sides and the tops
Traffic & Parking Permits – keep in mind that permits from the Traffic Department require 7 days for processing.
Sidewalk obstruction permits are for sidewalk obstructions not for contractors to post “No Parking” signs for parking vehicles.
No Parking signs – all contractors are to use the “No Parking” signs issued by DPW. Please do not use handmade signs. Signs can be picked up at the DPW office at the permit desk.
Private Property – no contractors are allowed on private property using resident’s water. If you need water onsite please contact the Water Department for a Hydrant Use Permit and meter.
Police Details: please let Jim Wilcox (email@example.com/617.349.6426) know by 12:00 noon on Thursdays if you are requesting a priority detail for the following week. If you are requesting a priority detail you are still responsible for calling the detail into the office (617.349.3350). Please call all details into the office by 11:00 am on Fridays. Noise variances are required for all work after 6:00 pm and permits from the police department for Sunday work.
Noise Control: refer to Chapter 8.16 of the Cambridge Municipal Code available at www.cambridgema.gov For work hours allowed refer to Chapter 8.16.080, Section F.
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.
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
• 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.
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
Huron A Project (Gioioso)
Plantings project wide
Sidewalks repairs – finishing this week
Lakeview @ Vassal – paving to be scheduled
Eversource Elec. – 2 poles need to be removed
Lexington Ave @ Worthington
Lakeview Ave @ Worthington
Huron B Project (Barletta)
Vassal Lane – prepping for paving (Alpine – Reservoir & Fayerweather-Saville) – Thursday/Friday
Working project wide on – hoods and inverts
Illicit surveys on-going
*** Must pave trenches by the end of the day Friday
Concord Ave Project (Gioioso)
Hazel St - drain
Fayerweather St - sidewalks
Concord Ave (Huron-Walden) – base paving Friday (weather permitting)
New Street & Concord Lane (Barletta)
Concord Lane - manhole
New Street – Eversource Elec. pole issue
Western Ave Project (D’Allessandro)
Green @ Putnam Ave – parking lot
Mass Ave @ Western Ave – mill/paving 10/18?
Binney Street Project (Gilbane/Derenzo)
Traffic light turnover Wednesday
Rogers St – striping 10/20
Chapter 90 – Contract 16 (Marchese)
Spring @ Second St – sidewalk work
Thorndike @ Second
Second St @ Charles St – raised intersection, meeting this week
Chapter 90 – Contract 17 (D’Allessandro)
Amory St – sidewalk work, not paving this year
Sherman St – water main work, sidewalk work/paving spring 2016
Pavement markings – Thorndike and Mead St – this week
Chapter 90 – Contract 18 (D’Allessandro)
Kinnaird St – gas company needs to complete their work
Magee St – sidewalk work
Milling Putnam, Magee, and Kinnaird – 10/8-9, paving the following week
Remedial Contract (Mattuchio)
Temple @ Bishop Allen Dr.
TV & Cleaning Contract (Rapid Flow)
181 Mass Ave
Misc. Sidewalk Contract (Deroma)
Third St @ Gore St
Temple @ Bishop Allen Dr.
Quincy @ Broadway
Misc. Patch Contract
No work till October 19th
Putnam Ave – sidewalk work – lane closure Wednesday/Thursday
Longfellow Bridge Project
Main Street – Kendall Sq. (Newport)
Sidewalk work in front of #400 Main and Microsoft; light pole installation
Switch traffic end of week
Grand Junction Project (Mattuchio)
Main St @ Broadway – sidewalk work and ramps
Upcoming Kendall Sq event??
Cambridge Common Project (Newport)
Paving paths near Garden St & Washington Elm
Repairs to islands??
Harvard Sq./Waverly Path (Newport)
MT Auburn St – repair to vault in sidewalk; bus stop relocate-waiting on MBTA approval
Waverly Path – plantings, seeding
Portland Loo – waiting on structures
Route 2/Route 16 (Newport)
Memorial Drive (Newport)
Mobilizing Monday; drainage work for 1 month near BU Bridge; followed by conduit work
Cambridge Water Department
Hudson St – services
Trowbridge St (Trowbridge Place – Harvard St) - services
678 Mass Ave – no schedule yet
Cambridge Electrical Department
Cambridge Traffic Department
Line painting at night
Coordination with Traffic Dept. on all pavement markings at least 1 week in advance
Contact: Jeff Parenti at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.349.4715
David Soares at email@example.com or 617.349.4713
Kennedy School – Eliot St gas work
Smith Campus Center – Saturday crane for deliveries
Putnam House – water connection for 69 Brattle St on 10/13
Façade repairs – State St, Brookline St @ Waverly, Vassar St
Nano Project – no work
Vassar Street Steam – trench work
8 Carlton St – demo starts this week
Albany St - crane
Eversource Gas (Kieran O’Flaherty or Richard Dell’Isola)
Eversource Electric (Bill Zamparelli 617.369.5532)
114 Mt Auburn St
610 Main St
67 Mt Auburn St – vault work on sidewalk – need outage
Fifth St 2 Gore St
Second St @ Rogers St – outage – not scheduled
Lexington @ Worthington – outage needed – not scheduled
Second St @ Rogers St – extensive outage; permit not written yet for wire transfers-not scheduled
Comcast (Anthony Vatalaro)
12 Bow St
Portland @ Washington (700 Tech Square test pits)
Donnell @ Walden
Verizon (Matthew King 781.376.8172)
Huron, Appleton, Hawthorne Park
24 JFK St
1 Alewife Center
No work this week
Level 3 work at Third St -complete
Crown Castle (Peter Szczepanik 781-626-0351)
Broadway @ Highland
Broadway @ Ellery
Cambridge St @ Max Ave
Sixth St @ Cambridge St
Bristol St @ Hampshire St
PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
75/125 Binney Street
50/60 Binney Street
Binney St – right lane closure till end of month
Linskey – remains closed
First St – closed (Binney – Linskey)
Tower crane take down Wednesday - Friday
Sewer tie-in this week? waiting on permits
100 Binney Street (Moriarty)
Linskey Way – Lane closure
Biogen Steam-Sixth Street @ Binney Street
East bound – binder and manhole repair
West bound – steam line across Sixth St
Complete by the end of October
7 Temple Street
Temple St – curb work; sidewalk work
240 Sidney Street
610 Main Street
No work this week
180 Windsor Street (CHA)
Washington St – sewer and drain tie-in’s
181 Mass Ave
Osbourne St – storm drain work
Mass Ave – storm drain work end of week
300 Mass Ave
Blanche St – resurface
Green St – sidewalk replacements, 10/13 milling
131 Harvard Street
367 Harvard Street
Water, drain and sprinkler connections
Mill/overlay spring 2016
112/114 Mt Auburn Street
Paving – TBD; coordination with MBTA – night work
149 Sherman Street
Water and sewer connections
1868 Mass Ave
Sidewalk closed for 4 weeks on Upland Rd
1924 Mass Ave (Porter Hotel)
Porter Rd paving – TBD – waiting on Eversource to complete work
1971 Mass Ave
Testing lines this week
165 Cambridge Park Drive
Milling 10/13 and paving 10/23
140 Cambridge Park Drive
No work – trucking
Waiting on Eversource connection
Discovery Park Hotel
Sunday, October 11th – Octoberfest – Harvard Sq. (rain date Monday, October 12th)
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