Weekly Construction Highlights

Construction for the week of August 25, 2014

         Sidewalk Reconstruction

Amory Street
The Cambridge Water Department is expected to resume the installation of the water main between St. Mary Road and Hampshire Street within the next two weeks. The Cambridge Water Department will be distributing notices to the neighborhood in advance to resuming the work.

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 September 2014

Cambridge Common
This week, crews will be performing utility work in the roadway on Massachusetts Avenue and work inside of the Cambridge Common.

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

Crew #1 - Concord Ave (Fresh Pond Parkway to Chilton) – 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

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 (North & South) – Curbs and sidewalks
Crew #2 - Vassal – Curbs and sidewalks
Crew #3 - Malcolm- Curbs and sidewalks
Crew #4 - Lexington (South) - Curbs and sidewalks
Crew #5 - Worthington- Curbs and sidewalks

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

Crew #1 - Chilton – Water main
Crew #2 - Granville - Drain and Sewer
Crew #3 - Lincoln- Drain and Sewer
Crew #4 - Fayerweather (Huron to Reservoir) – Drain and sewer work lll
Crew #5 - Huron (Vassal and Appleton) – Drain and Sewer
Crew #6 - Vassal (Alpine to Huron) –  Water main
Crew #7 - Huron (Fayerweather to Fresh Pond) - Drain and sewer mainline and services
Crew#8 -  Royal - Drain

Fawcett Street
Last week, crews completed the line striping of Fawcett Street from end to end. Over the next few weeks, crews will begin the landscaping phase of this project. This phase of the operation will cause minimal impact on area businesses/residents.

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

Longfellow Road Reconstruction Project
There is no work scheduled on Longfellow Road 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 Cogswell Avenue.

Mead Street
Due to unforeseen circumstances, crews will not begin work on the Mead Street Reconstruction project until the week of September 1st (no work will be permitted on Labor Day). When crews mobilize to the area, they will begin with tree protection and drainage work.

Mt. Auburn Street
This week, crews continue to work on the sidewalks on the north side of Mt. Auburn Street as well as drainage on Channing Street at Mt. Auburn Street.

Tufts Street
Crews continue to work on the punch list of items in order to complete the project.

Waverly Path
Crews are performing test pits on Erie Street this week.

Western Ave Reconstruction Project
There will be two crews on site this week. One crew will be performing work on the raised crosswalk on Kinnaird Street (south side of Western Ave) at Western Ave. The other crew is performing sidewalk work near Howard Street.

More information on all city construction projects.

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