Weekly Construction Highlights

Cambridge Common

PERMITS: 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 26, 2017

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:
• NO MEETING JULY 3RD, CONTRACTORS CAN WORK THAT DAY BUT PLEASE BE OFF THE STREETS BY 4:00 PM. NO WORK ON TUESDAY, JULY 4TH.
• REMINDER: NO WORK BEFORE START TIME – 7:00 AM START TIME FOR MONDAY – FRIDAY. IF YOU HAVE A SPECIAL PERMIT PLEASE START AT THAT TIME PERMITTED FOR. ALL CONTRACTORS WILL BE FINED FOR STARTING WORK EARLY AND PERMITS PULLED.
• Certified Payroll – all subcontractor certified payroll’s need to be submitted weekly, please email it to certifiedpayrolls@cambridgema.gov
• Erosion and sediment control - ensure soils from your excavations are properly controlled and catch basins are protected. During hot days provide treatment to exposed areas to reduce windblown soils and dust. Contact Yilkal Bekele with any questions at ybekele@cambridgema.gov .
• All details must be called in at least 24 hours in advance to the detail office. Details called in the day of cannot be filled.
• No Parking Signs – all signs must be posted 48 hours in advance for all new construction. All on-going construction there is a minimum of 24 hours, but the City would like 48 hours. All signs must be completely filled out including the permit number or the City will have the right to take down the signs.

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
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

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 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm 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.DellAnno@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 : Matthew.Viens@eversource.com  and William.Zamparelli@eversource.com

CITY PROJECTS
HURON B PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Fayerweather St – fine grading and paving Tuesday, June 27
Reservoir St – full depth and paving Tuesday, June 27
Huron Ave (Fayerweather-Reservoir) – sidewalk work
289 Huron Ave – brick sidewalk

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Waiting on a punch list

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
NOT PRESENT
Road striping
Punch list work

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Mass Ave – sidewalk work; brick work; asphalt work (clean-up before Friday)
Green St – bus shelter
Pearl St – full depth this week? or next week? & sidewalk work

NEWPORT, ROSELAND, APPLETON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Roseland – finishing sidewalk work
Newport Rd- sidewalk work starting Wednesday

CHAPTER 90-CONTRACT 20
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Mass Ave & Hurlbut St – clean-up and back of sidewalk work
Mass Ave – line striping Tuesday night
Richard –grading and paving

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 21
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Thorndike St – services this week – Third St intersection tie-in work later this week

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
NOT PRESENT
Vassar St
Pleasant St @ Chestnut St

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: EJ PAVING
NOT PRESENT
Arlington St
Holworthy St

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Trucking
Work on-site

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
NOT PRESENT
No work for 2 weeks

MIT SOMA PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
Hayward St, Wadsworth St, Carleton St – trucking, concrete deliveries
Wadsworth St – street open

NORTH POINT PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: DERENZO
North St – utilities
MBTA lot – line striping

859 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
No Work

VAIL COURT
No Work

SACRAMENTO FIELD
CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
Multi-use path
Working on sidewalk off Sacramento St

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Working on sidewalks near Star Market


CITY DEPARTMENTS

CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
NOT PRESENT

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
Signal work at Mass Ave @ Cedar St
Line stripping at night Monday - Wednesday

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Kenwood St
Allen St
Richdale Ave (Walden-Raymond) – mobilizing next week

UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Harvard Kennedy School (79 JFK Street)
- Deliveries from Eliot St
- JFK St sidewalk replacement till July 10th, bus stop relocated

Smith Campus Center (1350 Mass Ave)
- Holyoke Street remains closed 7am-4pm weekdays only
- Raised cross walk across Mass Ave
- Mt Auburn Plaza work starting through November

Winthrop House
- Mill Street between Holyoke Street and Plympton Street remains closed for the duration of the project.
- Deliveries from Memorial Drive and Holyoke Street

40 Concord Ave
- landscaping and hardscaping activities – finish this week
- driveway apron work

1607-1615 Mass Ave
- Hauling soil – finish this week – parking restrictions

20 Summer Road
- Interior demo work

Lowell House
- Installing fencing and signage
- Interior demo work
- Dunster St (Winthrop to South St ) becomes a 2-way
- Wednesday tree removal – Plympton St closed

485 Broadway
- Interior work
- Landscaping
- Waterproofing – through October- start in 2-3 weeks

MIT
471 Memorial Drive
- Building work from Amherst Alley – water, sewer and drain work

50 Ames Street
- Sidewalk closures for entry way work

NANO Project
- Trucking

85 Vassar Street
- Exterior window replacement – sidewalk closures

UTILITY COMPANIES

COMCAST
JFK @ Mt Auburn St
Huron Ave @ Lakeview Ave - manhole repair
1 Mifflin Place – sidewalk vault
Contact: Anthony Vatalaro Anthony_Vatalaro@comcast.com at 617-279-7037

MIRRA
Bent St, Fifth St, Hurley St, Sixth St, Gore St, O’Brien Hwy, Sacramento St

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
NOT PRESENT
Matt Veins – please contact if you need any casting work done (please see contact info above)

EVERSOURCE GAS
Pearl St
Sciarappa
Amherst St
Lawn Ave –
JFK St @ Mt Auburn St – leak
Mass Ave @ Linnaean
Francis Ave
400 Main St
35 Oxford Ave
75 Moulton St
47 Bishop Allen Dr
Webster Ave – work in Somerville starting at the Cambridge line

VEOLIA
Main St – sidewalk restoration
Grand Junction (Binney St) – installation of pipe

VERIZON
24 Thorndike St
84 Irving St
99 Memorial Dr
300 Main St
689 Mass Ave
Appleton St – manhole work

AT&T
NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE
Bow St, Mt Auburn St @ Banks St – work to be done after 7/4

PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC
Linskey – westbound lane closure
Binney – eastbound lane closure (permits for-lift, concrete, sidewalk work and landscaping)
Second St – Binney to Linskey – test pits this week and water work on Linskey

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC.
Sewer work – on-site this week; tie-in on street July 8th (20 hour shift)
Concrete truck Thursday

121 FIRST STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
All work on site

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
deliveries

399 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: RICHMOND GROUP/W.L. FRENCH
Binney St – water line and trucking

555 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE
CONTRACTOR: W.L. FRENCH
NOT PRESENT

305 WEBSTER AVENUE
CONTRACTOR: HIGHLAND DEVELOPMENT
NOT PRESENT

141 WAVERLY STREET
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
NOT PRESENT

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
NOT PRESENT
Deliveries and dumpsters
Equipment moves from Franklin St to Green St Tuesday, June 20
Franklin St – concrete pour

10 ESSEX STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Sewer and water tie-in

246 NORFOLK STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

291 WINDSOR STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

145 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR:
Utility relocation
Slurry wall
Galileo – signal work – later this week

209 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
No work

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
No work

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Lane closure on Walden St Tuesday

175 HURON AVENUE
CONTRACTOR: BRODER
NOT PRESENT

75 MOULTON STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

253 WALDEN STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
Sewer tie over

23 HAWTHORNE STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
Sewer work

77 NEW STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Hauling soil – Wednesday/Thursday
Driving sheet piles next week

35 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
Trucking, deliveries
July 5th – sanitary cut
Updating sidewalk closure signs

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, June 30 City
Dance Party Mass Ave closed from Prospect St – Bigelow St 7pm-12 am

Saturday, July 1
Port Community Block Party Harvard St closed from Windsor St – Moore St 8am-7pm

Tuesday, July 4
4th of July Activities Street Closures: Memorial Dr, Albany St, Vassar St, Mass Ave at the Mass Ave bridge, Broadway @ Third St, Ames St, Main St, Wadsworth St

Saturday, July 8
Brazilian Cultural Demonstration Jill Rhone Brown Park (Mass Ave at Columbia St) 5pm-7pm

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795 Massachusetts Ave
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Phone:617.349.4000
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Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm