Weekly Construction Highlights

Construction for the week of September 15, 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.

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
Crews are currently installing curbs around the traffic islands and drainage structures on Massachusetts Avenue.

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

Crew #1 - Concord Ave (Chilton to Fayerweather) – 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 (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 services
Crew #2 - Granville - Water main
Crew #3 - Huron (Vassal and Appleton intersection)- Drain and sewer mainline
Crew #4 - Appleton (South of Huron)- drain and sewer
Crew #5 - Huron (Vassal and Appleton) – Drain and Sewer and services
Crew #6 - Vassal (Alpine to Huron) –  Water main
Crew #7 - Reservoir- Drain

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

Longfellow Road Reconstruction Project
The contractor will be performing miscellaneous sidewalk/roadway work 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
This week, there will be two crews in the area. One crew will be working on Massachusetts Avenue between Russell Street and Hadley Street. The other crew will be working between Hudson Street and Martin Street. Both crews are performing sidewalk work.

Mt. Auburn Street
This week, crews will continue with sidewalk reconstruction on the north side of Mt. Auburn Street between Traill Street and Fresh Pond Parkway.

Waverly Path
Crews will be fine grading and compacting the material on the path all week long.

Western Ave Reconstruction Project
This week, there will be 3 crews in the area. Two crews will be performing roadway and sidewalk restoration on the north side of Western Avenue between Soden Street and Dodge Street. The other crew will work their way to complete the brick edging on the south sidewalks between Howard Street and Gilmore Street.

More information on all city construction projects.

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