Weekly Construction Highlights

Construction for the week of October 13, 2014

         Sidewalk Reconstruction

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

Cambridge Park Drive (no link)
As part of the ongoing construction of the Contract 12 – Cambridge Park Drive Drainage Improvements Project, the City’s contractor P. Gioioso & Sons, Inc., will begin reconstructing the pedestrian ramps and mill and overlay of roadway on Cambridge Park Drive from 125 Cambridge Park Drive to Cambridge Park Place. The contractor mobilized for roadway and sidewalk work on Cambridge Park Drive on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Work is expected to be complete in 3-4 weeks.

Cambridge Street Tunnel
On Friday, October 17, the City’s contractor, MIG Corporation, will close the eastbound portion of the Cambridge Street Tunnel (Harvard Square towards Cambridge Fire Headquarters), in order to pour new concrete flooring. The eastbound portion of the tunnel will be closed from 3AM – 4PM. This closure was originally scheduled for today, but due to unforeseen circumstances, it was rescheduled for this Friday. Motorists travelling in the westbound lanes will not be impacted. There will be a final westbound closure at the end of October, and we expect all construction activities to be complete in November. VIEW DETOURS

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. 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, crews will be performing curb installation at Flagstaff Park.

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

Crew #1 -  Contract Area – Test Pits / Pre-construction activity
Crew #2 -  Concord Ave- Private inflow
Crew #3 -  Fayerweather (Copley to Field)- Drain and sewer
Crew #4 -  Walden- Drain and Sewer

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

Crew #1 - Lexington (South)- Brick sidewalk installation
Crew #2 - Grozier (South)- Porous Trench installation
Crew #3 - Standish- Curb and sidewalk
Crew #4 - Larch (North)- Curb and sidewalk
Crew #5-  Lakeview (South)- Curb and sidewalk

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

Crew #1 -  Vassal (Alpine to Huron) – Sewer and water
Crew #2 -  Huron Ave- Verizon work
Crew #3 -  Granville- Water main
Crew #4 -  Royal- Drain laterals
Crew #5 -  Fayerweather- Water main
Crew #6 -  Appleton (South of Huron)- Drain

Irving Street/Scott Street Construction
The final roadway paving is scheduled for the end of October 2014. Another notice will be circulated to area residents when a paving date has been solidified.

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

Main Street
On Tuesday , October 14, crews will begin the process of lining the water main on Main St from Ames St to Wadsworth St. The work is being performed at night due to the necessary water shutdowns associated with the lining operation. All impacted properties have been notified.

On Tuesday evening, crews will line the main from Ames St to the Kendall MBTA Station. Ames St at Main St will be closed on Tuesday starting at 8 PM, and will reopen once crews clear intersection. On Wednesday evening, October 15, crews will line the main from the Kendall MBTA station to Wadsworth St (Ames St will be open during this phase). We expect the operation to take two nights to complete, however crews may be onsite Thursday evening if necessary. Work hours on Tuesday and Wednesday will be 6 PM to 6 AM. We don’t anticipate the lining to be noise intensive, however there will be noise from the generators onsite and crews will need to utilize additional lighting.

Massachusetts Avenue
Crews will be performing sidewalk work on the north side of Massachusetts Avenue between #1722 Massachusetts Avenue and Martin Street. Another crew is performing drainage work on Martin Street.

Mead Street
Crews continue with the installation of the new sewer main on Mead St from Walden St to Cogswell Ave. This work is scheduled to be completed, weather permitting, within the next 2-3 weeks.

Mt. Auburn Street
Crews continue sidewalk reconstruction on Mt. Auburn Street near Fresh Pond Parkway.

Waverly Path
Paving is scheduled to take place within the next two weeks. Landscaping will be performed in spring 2015.

Western Ave Reconstruction Project
There will be several crews on site this week working on the north side sidewalks and roadway on Western Avenue between Jay Street and Howard Street.


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