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: June 5, 2017

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • Certified Payroll – all subcontractor certified payroll’s need to be submitted, please email it to certifiedpayrolls@cambridgema.gov
  • 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. 
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 – fine grading, paving Tuesday or Wednesday weather permitting
Brick sidewalk work on side streets
Curb – Huron Ave @ Lakeview
Tree planting – project wide
Back of sidewalk work project wide

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

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Fern St – artscape
Concord Ave – plantings and bus stop
Milling work throughout project
National Water Main crew
Eversource Gas and Elec – need to raise castings
Paving – June 9-16 (starting Friday night): Concord Ave @ Huron Ave –

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Green – Mass Ave – sidewalk work
Mass Ave @ Sellers – sidewalk work; need to move bus stop at Senior Center

NEWPORT, ROSELAND, APPLETON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
NOT PRESENT

CHAPTER 90-CONTRACT 20
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Mass Ave milling – complete; paving Sunday, June 11th 7:00am-Monday morning
June 5th – 10th – raise castings – all utilities – paving Mass Ave June 11
Hurlbut St – milling Monday; pave Monday 6/12
Richard –water main work

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 21
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Thorndike St – (Fifth St to Sciarappa) – services; moving to Sciarappa – 3rd St – tomorrow
Lawn St - services

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Donnell St
Pleasant St @ Riverside Press Park

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: EJ PAVING
NOT PRESENT

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Trucking

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
Mass Ave @ Cedar St
101 Gore St
89 Putnam Ave

MIT SOMA PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
Deliveries – on Main St and Amherst St
Wadsworth, Amherst & Carleton– utility work
Deacon & Dock – water work
Wadsworth – closed 24 hours starting Tuesday, May 23rd

859 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
Interior demo

VAIL COURT
No Work

SACRAMENTO FIELD
CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
NOT PRESENT
Work on-site – retaining wall

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Landscaping
Light poles

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Pouring sidewalk at Star Market (weather permitting)

CITY DEPARTMENTS

CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
Huron Ave – light poles

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
No Work

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Kenwood St
Allen St – water main

UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Harvard Kennedy School (79 JFK Street)
- Deliveries from Eliot St
- JFK St sidewalk replacement till July 10th, bus stop relocated

Smith Campus Center (1350 Mass Ave)
- Main entrance moved to Dunster St
- Holyoke Street remains closed 7am-4pm weekdays only
- Raised cross walk across Mass Ave – work starting next week (4-6 weeks to complete)
- Mt Auburn Plaza work starting through November

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
- driveway apron work

1607-1615 Mass Ave
- Hauling soil

20 Summer Road
- Interior demo work

Lowell House
- Installing fencing and signage
- Dunster St (Winthrop to South St ) becomes a 2-way

485 Broadway
- Interior work
- Landscaping
- Waterproofing – through October

MIT
MIT Commencement: June 8-9

UTILITY COMPANIES

COMCAST
809 Cambridge St
Gladstone @ Mass Ave
Farwell Place
Contact: Anthony Vatalaro Anthony_Vatalaro@comcast.com at 617-279-7037

MIRRA
Bent, Third, Rogers
Garden, Shephard, Sacramento

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
99 Brattle St
100 Binney St
200 Main St
985 Main St (on Ross)
Essex St
Binney @ Third St
Matt Veins – please contact if you need any casting work done (please see contact info above)

EVERSOURCE GAS Pearl St
Bowdoin
Sciarappa
Central Sq
Lawn St
Amherst St
NorthPoint – Leighton St
JFK @ Mt Auburn – leak repair
Plympton St
8 Berkley St – class 3 leak

VEOLIA
NOT PRESENT
Main St –
Grand Junction – Galileo Way

VERIZON
300 Main St
25 First St
20 Sumner St
10 Holyoke Place
Contact person: Matt King 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 – 2 permit (landscaping & boom lift)

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC.
NOT PRESENT
Utility work

121 FIRST STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
All work on site

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
No work
Working on a price for repairs to basketball court

NORTH POINT PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: Surcharge removal

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

555 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE
CONTRACTOR: W.L. FRENCH
Broadway sidewalk work

305 WEBSTER AVENUE
CONTRACTOR: HIGHLAND DEVELOPMENT
Cut/cap – end of week
Test pit on-site

141 WAVERLY STREET
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
NOT PRESENT

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
NOT PRESENT
Deliveries on Franklin and Green Streets

10 ESSEX STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
All work on site

246 NORFOLK STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

145 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR:
 Foundation removal
Utility work on site
Median work/signal work

209 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
NOT PRESENT

175 HURON AVENUE
CONTRACTOR: BRODER
NOT PRESENT
No work

75 MOULTON STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

253 WALDEN STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
Utility relocation

23 HAWTHORNE STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
Sewer work this week

77 NEW STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
No work this week

35 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

SPECIAL EVENTS
Monday, June 5th
Skin Cancer Prevention & Detection Education Harvard Sq – taking up parking

Friday, June 9th
Kingdom Concert City Hall lawn 3pm-10pm

Friday - Saturday, June 9-10
MIT Commencement

Friday, June 9th
Walk to Cure Arthritis Canal Park, Cambridge St, O’Brien Hwy, East St, Northpoint Blvd, Museum Way

Saturday, June 10th St.
Anthony’s Parish 400 Cardinal Medeiros Ave

Saturday, June 10th
The Dance for World Community Festival Mass Ave closed from Remington St to Bow St

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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