Weekly Construction Highlights

Cambridge Common

REMINDER:  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 rlinke@cambridgema.gov. Please wait for email with approved permit before starting work.

CONSTRUCTION MEETING MINUTES
DATE: June 27, 2016

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
REMINDERS

Please be sure that all construction zones are safe not only for pedestrians but also bikers. Please think about side guards for large construction vehicles for bike safety.
As of July 1 Detail Rates have increased.
Eversource Electric presentation by John Daly

EVERSOURCE GAS CONTACTS
Jeanie Zelinski – Somerville Office Clerk 617-629-3259
Pierre Belizaire – Somerville Planning & Scheduling Supervisor 617-501-6853 or pierre.belizaire@eversource.com
Ben Nasman – Supervisor, Gas Operations 413-446-7971
John Burke – Supervisor, Gas Operations 339-987-7256
Bob Dell’Anno – Manager, Gas Operation 617-629-3266 or 339-987-7615 - Robert.dellanno@eversource.com
Dean Moran – Supervisor, Damage Prevention 508-642-4929 or dean.moran@eversource.com
Tim Norden – Manager, Damage Prevention 508-305-6889 or timothy.norden@eversource.com
WORK HOURS / HOLIDAY WORK PERMITS
Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and no work on Sundays or holidays without a permit
PERMITS
All permits should be submitted online. Any questions regarding permits can be directed to Rob Linke at 617.349.4833 or rlinke@cambridgema.gov.
POLICE DETAILS
Police details will need to be called in daily to the police detail office 617.349.3350, On Fridays please call in details by 11:00 am, office closes at 12:00. If your job requires a priority police detail please call in the details to the detail office but also contact Jim Wilcox at 617.349.6426 or jwilcox@cambridgema.gov
NOISE VARIANCES

The noise variances are approved by the city’s License Commission.
DPW and the Police Dept. can't approve variances and emergency work is exempt, no “scheduled” emergencies.
"Emergency" means any occurrence or set of circumstances involving actual or imminent physical trauma or property damage which demands immediate action.
Noise variance applies everywhere within the City limits including property owned by the City, State and federal government.
Construction is allowed Monday - Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm except holidays
Work during any other times requires a special noise variance
Special Noise Variances are issued by the License Commission with recommendations from Police, Traffic and Public Works
Allow at least 3 weeks for review and approval of variance applications.
Extension of noise variances are considered new applications and will also need 3 weeks for approval
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: Robert.Dell’Anno@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 : Donald.McCabe@eversource.com and William.Zamparelli@eversource.com

CITY PROJECTS
HURON B PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Huron Ave @ Fresh Pond Pkwy – water work continues till the end of the week, pressure testing and then chlorination next week
Fayerweather St – brick sidewalk work
Royal Ave – curb and sidewalk work
Wyman – start work at end of week
Crew project wide working on back-of-sidewalk work and striping

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
New St – clean-up and pipe work, curb and sidewalk work to start Wednesday for 3 weeks
Concord Lane – no work, reviewing design changes
Verizon – duct bank work

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Concord Ave
243-245 Concord Ave – brick and back-of-sidewalk work
Chilton St – sidewalk work
Field St – curb work
Hazel St – prepping for sidewalk work

CAMBRIDGE CEMETERY PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: D’ALLESSANDRO
NOT PRESENT
Final paving Wednesday, then punch list work

MAIN STREET/KENDALL SQUARE
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Punch list work
Pavement markings 6/29-6/30 – night work
Signage

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 17
CONTRACTOR: D’ALLESSANDRO
NOT PRESENT

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET

CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Working on lead services from #163 Pearl St working towards Mass Ave
Setting up Waverly St yard

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Sidewalk work misc. locations

MISC PATCH CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: US PAVEMENT
NO WORK

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Trucking all week to remove building contents

PARK PROJECTS

Graham & Parks – going out to bid

PACIFIC STREET DOG PARK

CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
NOT PRESENT

LONGFELLOW BRIDGE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: J.F. WHITE/SKANSKA
Memorial Dr lane closures – east & west bound this week during the day
Bridge closed to all (MBTA restrictions) – July 9,16,23

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
Grey Gardens West
Mass Ave @ Walden

GRAND JUNCTION PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Punch list work
Shut down path to reset curb

CAMBRIDGE COMMON PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION Lawn watering
Cannon delivery this week
Check tree mulch

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Working on gravel bike path
Paving July 18th ??
Cleaning up site for holiday this weekend

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Excavating east bound lane Roseland to Sacramento closed
traffic detoured both east and west bound - daytime

ROUTE 2 PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Plantings & hydro seed

CITY DEPARTMENTS

CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
NOT PRESENT

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
Installing bike racks later this week

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Sixth St (Cambridge St to Otis St)

UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
79 JFK Street – deliveries
Smith Campus – on-site work, deliveries on Holyoke St-soft closures
Winthrop House – steel deliveries, Plympton St closed (Memorial Dr to Mill St)
Holyoke St Chilled Water – on-going
Law School – roof replaced 7/11-22 lift on sidewalk

MIT
Nano Project – work on MIT property
345 Vassar Street – drain, sewer and water utilities;
Ames @ Amherst - façade repairs to building crane
Random Hall 290 Mass Ave – new roof
Mass Ave Steam Line - start 7/5

UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST
Story St
Brattle St
Church St
8 Story St – manhole repair
12-18 Chauncy St – sidewalk vaults
1151 Mass Ave (work on Harvard @ Prescott)
Misc. pole transfers for CED

MIRRA
5 Sacramento
303 Binney St
215 First St – manhole entry

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC

First St – paving 7/11
New St – conduit work on hold till contractors work is complete
Garden St – chipping
Banks St
Jackson St
Lakeview Ave – double pole
Appleton St
Sidewalk vault tops repair – Harvard St & Essex St
Working on list given to by Steve Lenkauskas

EVERSOURCE GAS
Maple Ave
Brewster St
Elmwood Ave
Winter St
Healey St
Pearson Rd
St. Johns Rd
Howard St – leak
King School – disconnecting service on Cambridge St, Berkshire St and Willow St

VEOLIA
Second St – complete
Potter St – sink hole repair last week from their line
Broadway – waiting on approval from CRA

VERIZON
100 CambridgeSide Place
Ames St – night work
New St
38 Smith Place
675 Mass Ave
1595 Mass Ave
50/70 Memorial Dr – for MIT

CROWN CASTLE

NOT PRESENT

PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
50/60 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION Linskey Way – closed
Binney St – right lane closed
Triangle Park – putting up fencing around site, closing sidewalk on First St & Binney St through September

100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Linskey Way – road closed this week, steel erection
Binney St – sidewalk reopened

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR:
NO WORK

185 ALBANY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

610 MAIN STREET
Crane on Portland St

1 KENDALL SQUARE
Finishing up sidewalk work on Hampshire & Cardinal Mederios

88 AMES STREET

CONTRACTOR:
JMA sewer main work
trucking demo debris

295 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT
Eversource Elec – work on West St

40 ERIE STREET/200 SIDNEY STREET

CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

180 WINDSOR STREET (CHA)

CONTRACTOR:
Temporary sidewalk closures around site

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)

CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
Franklin St – deliveries, window deliveries
Green St – finalizing water

131 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR: No work

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
Upland Rd sidewalk still closed, working on drainage & back-filling on Upland

1924 MASS AVE (PORTER HOTEL)
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
No work

1971 MASS AVE

CONTRACTOR: URBAN SPACES
Allen St – water tie-in
Sidewalks and paving for Mass Ave and Allen St to be done

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Light ole removal this week
Curb cut

175 HURON AVENUE
  

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
Foundation work on-site; utilities on-site

130 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR: HANOVER COMPANY
Clay St – sidewalk work

SPECIAL EVENTS
Monday, July 4th
-FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Memorial Dr – Charles River

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