- Project wide installation of planting areas, tree plantings, biobasin, trench drain at library, and bike rings scheduled to begin in March 2017.
- Sign installation project wide to begin March 2017.
- Sidewalk and crosswalk work to resume March 2017.
- Installation of artscape and multi-use path on Fern Street to begin in April 2017 and continue through May 2017.
- Final paving and pavement markings on Concord Ave and remaining side streets beginning in May 2017 and continue through June 2017.
- Porous pavement installation in June 2017.
Alewife Sewer Separation Project - Construction Update for August/September 2016
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Week of March 20th – March 24th
• Concord – Brick sidewalk work
Streets Impacted: Concord Avenue
Week of March 27th – March 31st (anticipated activity)
• Appleton – Raised crosswalk
• Bay State – Curb and sidewalk work
• Concord (at Royal) – Private sewer and drain work
• Donnell – Raised crosswalk
• Fern – Sidewalk work
• Royal – Raised crosswalk
Streets Impacted: Appleton Street, Bay State Road, Concord Avenue, Donnell Street, Fern Street, Royal Avenue
Resident Engineer: Mike Smith at (857) 201-1005 / Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org
For any questions, concerns, or assistance with this project, or to sign up to receive project specific email updates, please contact KyAnn Anderson, Community Relations Manager, at (617) 498-4708 / email@example.com
In case of emergency after hours or on weekends, please call the DPW 24-Hour line at (617)-349-4800.
The Alewife Sewer Separation Project is made up of three major contract areas in three adjoining neighborhoods, the Huron Avenue A, Huron Avenue B and Concord Avenue neighborhoods. These contracts are part of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s (MWRA) Long Term Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Plan for the Alewife Brook. Sewer separation and stormwater management in these contract areas will separate existing combined sewers and provide dedicated sanitary sewers and stormwater drains.
About The Design
The principal goals of the Alewife Sewer Separation Project is to improve water quality in the Alewife Brook by eliminating combined sewer overflows; protect Fresh Pond Reservoir from potential contaminants; and, control the occurrences of street flooding and sewer and stormwater backups on public and private properties. Prior to beginning design, building and system investigation for the entire project area was undertaken by the City’s consultants. Those Investigations are necessary to understand how and where discharges from the sanitary sewer, sump pump, yard drain, driveway drain, stairwell drain and roof drains leave private property. In addition to the sewer separation work, the infrastructure design for each project area will include upgrades of water, cable, gas and electric.
The City will work with the community in developing an approach to surface improvements that address pedestrian, vehicular, landscaping, and environmental concerns for each of the project areas. Community meetings will be held to discuss neighborhood concerns and potential design solutions.
Cambridge Department of Public Works
147 Hampshire Street
Catherine Daly Woodbury, Project Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org / 617.349.4818
DPW Office hours are:
Mondays, 8:30 AM to 8 PM
Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Friday, 8:30 AM to 12 noon
For information related to the project design and to sign up to receive project specific email updates contact KyAnn Anderson, the DPW's Community Coordinator at 617.498.4708/ Kanderson@kleinfelder.com or Catherine Daly Woodbury the DPW's Project Manager at 617.349.4818/ email@example.com .