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:  MAY 22, 2017

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:
No meeting Monday, May 29th - all city offices are closed for Memorial Day.  Next meeting is Tuesday, May 30th at 9:15 am.
 
  • 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
  • The BU Bridge will be closed from July 27th at 7:00 pm until August 14th at 5:00 am (detour map).     
  • 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.
  • Please make sure Emergency contacts are updated on permits and it is someone that is available 24 hours a day. 
  • 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. 
  • Certified Payroll – all subcontractor certified payroll’s need to be submitted, please email it to certifiedpayrolls@cambridgema.gov     

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
Huron Ave – working on last section of full depth; paving June 5th
Brick sidewalk work on side streets
Curb & sidewalk – resume next week

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

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Fern St – artscape
Fern St - back of sidewalk work
Tree planting project wide
Paving – June 9-16 (starting Friday night): Concord Ave @ Huron Ave –

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Franklin – Green – curb and bricks sidewalk work

NEWPORT, ROSELAND, APPLETON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Roseland sidewalks

CHAPTER 90-CONTRACT 20
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
Mass Ave @ Mt Vernon – sidewalk work
Milling Mass Ave (Upland to Linnaean) June 4 7am Sunday to 4 am Monday
Hurlbut St – bricks sidewalks
Richard & Mueller –grinding Monday; binder paving Thursday

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 21
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
Thorndike St – services
Lawn St – services

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Raymond Park
Golf course

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: US PAVEMENT
No work

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Trucking
Moving jersey barriers on Willow St

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS Mass Ave @ Cedar St

MIT SOMA PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
Trucking & deliveries
Wadsworth, Amherst & Carleton– utility work
Wadsworth – closed 24 hours starting Tuesday, May 23rd

859 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
Site fencing along Clinton and Mass Ave / dumpsters

VAIL COURT
No Work

SACRAMENTO FIELD
CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
NOT PRESENT

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
bike path paving

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
Sacramento to Park St – sidewalk and conduit work

CITY DEPARTMENTS
CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
No work

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
NOT PRESENT
Garden St @ Mason St – foundation work
Mast arm foundation – Hampshire @ Prospect – later this week

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Kenwood St
Kirkland St – service
Allen St – water main

UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Harvard Commencement May 24-26

Harvard Kennedy School (79 JFK Street)
- Work contained inside of site fence
- Deliveries from Eliot St
- Hardscaping on site

Smith Campus Center (1350 Mass Ave)
- Main entrance moved to Dunster St
- Holyoke Street remains closed 7am-4pm weekdays only – open Thursday for commencement
- Steel work at night 6:00 pm – 12:00 midnight on Mass Ave

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

1607-1615 Mass Ave
- Hauling soil

20 Summer Road
- Interior demo work

Lowell House
- Work to begin next week

MIT
MIT Commencement: June 8-9
- No work

UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST
Huron Ave (Lakeview – Gurney) – raising manholes
Concord Ave – raising manholes
If you need any Comcast work to be done please contact Anthony Vatalaro Anthony_Vatalaro@comcast.com at 617-279-7037

MIRRA
281 Albany St
Surrey St
Prescott St
Bent St

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
Essex St
Carlisle St
MIT SoMa
75 Moulton St
Ross St
Matt Veins – please contact if you need any casting work done (please see contact info above).

EVERSOURCE GAS Pearl
Sullivan
Sciarrapa
Central Sq
Lawn Ave / Court
Francis Ave
Broadway – gas leak

VEOLIA
Main St – no work this week
Grand Junction – starting work next week

VERIZON
689 Mass Ave
Main St
Concord Ave
Contact person: Matt King email:  matthew.i.king@verizon.com

AT&T
NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE
NOT PRESENT

PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC
Linskey – westbound lane closure
Binney – eastbound lane closure – 1 permit (landscaping)

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC.
All work on-site
Concrete deliveries – Wednesday/Friday

121 FIRST STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
No work

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
No work
Deliveries off McGrath Hwy

NORTH POINT PROJECT
CONTRACTOR:
Surcharge piles
Waiting on utility permits

399 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: RICHMOND GROUP/W.L. FRENCH
Lane closure on Cardinal Medeiros
Lane closure on Binney St

555 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE
CONTRACTOR: W.L. FRENCH
No work

141 WAVERLY STREET
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
NOT PRESENT

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
Deliveries from Franklin St & Green St

10 ESSEX STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
deliveries

246 NORFOLK STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Road closed – water/sewer line

145 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR:
Demo work
Striping and signal work

209 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT
Sidewalk closed on Market St
Left on Broadway this week

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT
No work
Trying to coordinate with Newport

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
No work

175 HURON AVENUE
CONTRACTOR: BRODER
NOT PRESENT
No work

75 MOULTON STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

253 WALDEN STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
No work

23 HAWTHORNE STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
Back filling on site

77 NEW STREET
CONTRACTOR: Demo work

35 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR: NOT PRESENT
Demo work

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

SPECIAL EVENTS
Tuesday, May 23rd
DPW Road Show Sennott Park

Saturday, May 27th
Brazilian Cultural Festival 400 Cardinal Medeiros Ave

Friday – Sunday, May 26-28
Boston Calling – Harvard Sports Complex in Allston JFK St closure

Sunday, May 28th
Run to Remember Memorial Dr closures (Longfellow Bridge to JFK St)

Monday, May 29th
Memorial Day Observance Cambridge Common


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Dept of Public Works

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4000
TDD:617.349.4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm