Weekly Construction Highlights

Construction for the week of July 21, 2014

Amory Street
The Cambridge Water Department continues to update the water main and services on Amory Street. There is no scheduled work for the week of July 21 and July 28.

Broadway Improvements (Third Street to Ames Street)
There is no scheduled work this week.

Broadway Reconstruction Project (Portland Street to Prospect Street)
There is no scheduled work this week.

Cambridge Street Tunnel
Crews have mobilized to the area to replace the 2” concrete overlay in the Cambridge Street Tunnel. The concrete overlay, which was installed in the summer of 2013, did not bond properly with the floor of the tunnel and began failing last fall. Over the winter and spring, sections of the overlay deteriorated and had to be replaced with temporary asphalt patches. Next week, the contractor will begin to remove the 2” concrete overlay, make any necessary repairs to the concrete base and then place the new concrete wearing surface. The work will be done in phases to maintain one travel lane in each direction of the tunnel, and is expected to be completed by September 2014

Cambridge Common
Crews are currently removing the median on Massachusetts Avenue at Flagg Staff Park. The state's contractor will begin work inside of the Cambridge Common during the week of July 21.

Concord Ave Project
There are three crews in the project area this week. There is one crews on Concord Avenue performing sewer and drain work. The other two crews are on Saville Street installing catch basins and performing private inflow work.

Huron A Project 
During the week of July 14, crews will be on Vassal Lane, near the Tobin School, resetting the curb line. Another crew is performing punch list items on Grozier Road, and the last crew is performing brick work on Lexington Avenue.

Huron B Project
This week, there will be several crews in the area. Two crews will be on Huron Avenue at Standish Street and Huron Avenue at Grozier Road performing illicit connections. Another crew is on Gurney Street performing drain and sewer work. The fourth crew is on Chilton Street at Vassal Lane performing drain and sewer work. The other two crews are on Saville Street performing drain/sewer work and on Fayerweather Street performing drain laterals. 

Fawcett Street
Final roadway paving is tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 28.

Garden Street (no link)
During the week of July 28, the city's contractor will be on site to resume the sidewalk reconstruction on Garden Street. The work is scheduled to be completed within 3-4 weeks. General work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday and crews will begin construction activity at 9am when working near the Walden Street intersection.

Irving Street/Scott Street Construction
The final roadway paving is scheduled for August 2014.

Longfellow Road Reconstruction Project
This week, crews will be on site to begin the installation of granite curbs. Longfellow Road will be closed on most week days during general hours (Monday thru Friday, 7am-4pm).

Main Street
Crews have stripped the median on Main Street and will begin to remove three trees at the Third Street connector.

Massachusetts Avenue
This week crews are at the corner Mass Ave and Regent Street and Mass Ave at Shepherd Street. Once crews complete the work at Regent Street, crews will mobilize between Creighton Street and Walden Street.

Tufts Street
Tufts Street is scheduled to be paved during the week of August 4, 2014.

Western Ave Reconstruction Project
This week, two crews continue to work on sidewalks and the roadway from Soden Street to Dodge Street. Another crew is located at Cronin Park for renovations. 

More information on all city construction projects.

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