Weekly Construction Highlights

Cambridge Common

REMINDER:  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: September 26, 2016

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
REMINDERS:  
Paving:
There will be no paving in November.  If there is emergency paving required in November, there will be no paving on Election Day, (Nov. 8th) or Veteran's Day (Nov 11th).

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
Ben Nasman – Supervisor, Gas Operations 413-446-7971
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
Tim Norden – Manager, Damage Prevention 508-305-6889 or timothy.norden@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 7:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm 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.Dell’Anno@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 : Donald.McCabe@eversource.com and William.Zamparelli@eversource.com

CITY PROJECTS
HURON B PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Huron Ave – paving east end, lining on the west end
Fayerweather St – grass strips
Royal Ave – porous paving
Project-wide – back of sidewalk work
Street sweeping signs should remain in place during construction

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Concord Lane – paving behind the mall

CONCORD AVE PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Baystate Rd – driveway aprons, sidewalk work and back of sidewalk work
Final paving October 27th: Saville, Fayerweather, Alpine, Chilton
Street sweeping signs should remain in place during construction

MAIN STREET/KENDALL SQUARE

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Irrigation walkthrough today
Bike signals – 7-10 days
Light @ plaza – need to get in touch with MBTA

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET

CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP. Erie to McTernan – sidewalk work
Allston @ Pearl St – drainage work
Eversource Gas – Granite to Chestnut

NEWPORT, ROSELAND, APPLETON PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS Appleton St – water main install
Wednesday water main shut down – no service impacts

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO Dunster St
Green St

MISC PATCH CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: US PAVEMENT New St parking lot paving
Water patches on Sixth St

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Trucking
Saturday to work to begin?

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
Coolidge Ave
Willow St

MIT SOMA PROJECT

Paving medical lot
One way traffic on Amherst (Hayward to Carlton)

CAMBRIDGE COMMON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Tree & lawn maintenance
Signals signed off by Traffic & Parking

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Bike path prep, loaming in the area – on river side, lane closures east bound

BEACON STREET PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Park to Washington St – gas work closed during the day
Sidewalk work starting at bridge


CITY DEPARTMENTS

CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
NOT PRESENT

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
Pavement markings
Trowbridge @ Broadway – saw cut traffic loops on Saturday
Traffic signal work at Broadway @ Prospect St

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT

Sixth St (Otis St to Spring St) – water main work


UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
79 JFK St – work on-site; deliveries from Eliot St; hardscape work on-site; hubway station relocated
Smith Campus – drainage and water work in Forbes Plaza; demo to Holyoke Pavilion; prepping for steel erection; Holyoke St to be closed intermittently
Winthrop House – work onsite; concrete pour Wednesday and Thursday-take 1 lane on Memorial Dr
Plympton Street – chilled water continues on-site, work in Plympton St
40 Concord Ave – service connection on Parker St

MIT
Nano Project – work on MIT property
345 Vassar St – deliveries
Vassar St @ Mass Ave Steam Line – backfilling old manhole and installing a new manhole
Main @ Albany – city sidewalk work next week
40 Ames St – sidewalk work
Audrey St – work on-site
1 Amherst St – lift on sidewalk no permit and early starts, need to coordinate with SOMA project


UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST
295 Harvard St
3-33 Church St – trench (new conduit)

MIRRA

Access to level 3 conduit cable for Comcast

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
Ellery St
Amherst St
11 Kinnaird St
495 Concord Ave
99 Brattle St
100 Magazine St
9 Hemlock St
Granite St @ Magazine St
Everett @ Oxford
41 Pleasant St
290 Rindge Ave
284 Broadway
87 Fawcett St
295 Harvard St
850 Cambridge St
New St

EVERSOURCE GAS
Pearl St
Cottage St
Ballard Place
109 Inman St
Mellen St
34 Cottage St
Hayward St
Trowbridge @ Broadway – leak
Green St (Brookline to Magazine) – paving

VEOLIA
No work
600 Main St – condensate pipe work in October

VERIZON

NOT PRESENT

AT&T

NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE

Paving the highlighted streets Monday, 9/26
Ellery St @ Broadway
Highland Ave @ Broadway
Antrim Pl @ Broadway
St. Mary, Prospect, Gardner
Columbia @ Cambridge
Amherst St @ Hayward St
Max Ave @ Cambridge
Windsor St @ Main St
Third St @ Spring St
Lansdowne @ Mass Ave
Putnam Ave, Franklin, Flagg
Putnam Ave @ Calendar
Harvard St @ Ellery
Harvard St @ Prescott St
Bristol St @ Hampshire St
Bishop Allen Dt @ Essex St
Pleasant St @ River St


PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
50/60 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
Linskey Way – closed
Binney St – right lane closed; sidewalk work
Triangle Park
Second St – Saturday closure

100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
 Linskey Way – left lane closed

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT
Water services on Ames St next week

610 MAIN STREET
CONTRACTOR:
No Work

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR:
Concrete pour on-site

295 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Harvard St – landscaping, drainage

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
Deliveries
Green St – closure next week

131 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Harvard St – sidewalks , mill and overlay October 10th

209 BROADWAY

CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
Excavation this week on-site

1868 MASS AVE

CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
No work
Upland Rd – sidewalk blocked

1971 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: URBAN SPACES
No work
Paving October 11th
  
JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
NOT PRESENT

175 HURON AVENUE

CONTRACTOR:
No work

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE

CONTRACTOR:
Utilities on-site


SPECIAL EVENTS
Sunday, October 2
Octoberfest 5k First St, Binney St, Broadway, Columbia St, Main St, Galileo Way, Binney St, First St

Sunday, October 2
Ribfest Cambridge St closed (Fifth St to Fulkerson St)




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