Weekly Construction Highlights

Construction for the week of September 8, 2014

         Sidewalk Reconstruction

Amory Street
The Cambridge Water Department is currently installing a new water main between St. Mary Road and Hampshire Street.

Broadway at Trowbridge Street (no link)
The City’s contractor, F. DeRoma & Sons, is currently reconstructing the sidewalks and roadway around the Broadway and Trowbridge Street intersection. This work is being performed in order to improve the sidewalk and road conditions for all users. Crews anticipate on completing this work by the end of the month.

Callender Street at Howard Street (no link)
Over the past couple of weeks, crews have been installing a raised crosswalk on Callender Street at Howard Street. That work is expected to be completed 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 October 2014.

Cambridge Common
This week, a crew will be performing utility work in the roadway on Massachusetts Avenue. Another crew will be performing sidewalk reconstruction operations.

Concord Ave Project
There will be several crews in the area:

Crew #1 - Concord Ave (Alpine to Chilton) – Sewer and drain
Crew #2 - Contract Area – Test Pits / Pre-construction activity
Crew #3 - Contract Area- CCTV
Crew #4 - Concord (Walden to Huron)-Drain and Sewer
Crew #5 - Private inflow

Concord Avenue will have one lane of eastbound traffic. Westbound traffic will be diverted at Huron Avenue to Garden Street. MBTA buses, emergency vehicles, and local resident access will be permitted. Police details will be in place to direct traffic in these locations.

Huron A Project 
There are three crews in the area performing sidewalk work:

Crew #1 - Lakeview (North & South) – Curbs and sidewalks
Crew #2 - Vassal/Fresh Pond/ Lakeview intersection: Curbs and sidewalk
Crew #3 - Standish- Curb and Sidewalk
Crew #4 - Lexington (South) - Curbs and sidewalks
Crew #5 - Larch (north)- Curb and sidewalk

Huron B Project
This week, there will be several crews in the area:

Crew #1 - Chilton – Water main
Crew #2 - Granville - Water main
Crew #3 - Huron (Fayerweather to Fresh Pond) – Utility relocation
Crew #4 - Royal - Drain
Crew #5 - Huron (Vassal and Appleton) – Drain and Sewer
Crew #6 - Vassal (Alpine to Huron) –  Water main

Fawcett Street
This week, crews will be on site to complete the punch list item associated with the project.Over the next few weeks, crews will begin the landscaping phase of this project. This phase of the operation will cause minimal impact on area businesses/residents.

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

Longfellow Road Reconstruction Project
There is no work scheduled on Longfellow Road this week.

Main Street
Crews are currently performing utility work at  the Third Street connector. The Third Street connector will be closed during this work.

Massachusetts Avenue
This week, there will be two crews on site. One crew will be performing work at the corner Mass Ave at Hudson Street and another crew is working on the sidewalks on Massachusetts Avenue at Creighton Street.

Mead Street
Over the past week, construction crews have installed a new drainage structure on Mead Street. While performing the drainage work, it was discovered that other utility lines may need to be replaced. In lieu of this discovery, the sidewalk restoration phase of this project has been postponed until an evaluation of the utility lines in question has been completed.

Mt. Auburn Street
This week, crews continue to work on the sidewalks on the north side of Mt. Auburn Street as well as drainage on Channing Street at Mt. Auburn Street.

Waverly Path
This week, crews will be performing curbing and electrical operations. Sub-grading of the path will also begin this week.

Western Ave Reconstruction Project
This week there will be several crews in the area. One crew is completing sidewalk work on the south side of Western Avenue between Howard Street and Gilmore Street. Another crew is located on the north side of Western Avenue preparing for sidewalk and roadway reconstruction between Soden Street and Dodge Street. The last crew will be installing the new traffic signals at Howard Street.

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