Concord Avenue Neighborhood

The Concord Ave Project includes the streets listed below. To view streetscape plans, please click on one of the 4 general areas in the table below.  


2016  Updated Streetscape Plans

 Northeast Area   Northwest Area    South Area      Concord Ave. 
Chilton St. (N. of Concord Ave) Alpine St. (N. of Concord Ave)  Alpine St. (S. of Concord Ave)   
Copley Street  Bay State Road Chilton St. (S. of Concord Ave)  
Fayerweather St. (N. of Concord Ave) Birch Street Fayerweather St. (S. of Concord Ave)  
Field Street (East of Alpine St.) Corporal Burns Road Saville Street  
Hazel Street Fern Street    
Ivy Street Field Street (W. of Alpine St.)    
Walden Street Garden Street    


Alewife Sewer Separation Project - Construction Update for January 2016

Beginning Monday, July 11th between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm outbound traffic on Concord Ave (west bound) will be detoured to Huron Ave to Garden Street (west bound) to Field Street and back to Concord Ave. The inbound traffic will be maintained. Police details and/or signage will be in place to assist with this traffic pattern change. We anticipate this traffic detour to be in place for 2-3 weeks.

Click here to view this week’s traffic map.

Week of September 26th – September 30th
Activity Description:

     • Bay State- Curb and sidewalk
     • Garden/Walden intersection- Curb and sidewalk
     • Garden (Field to Walden)- Curb and sidewalk
     • Project wide- raise castings
Streets Impacted: Bay State Road, Garden Street, and Walden Street

Week of October 3rd – October 7th (anticipated activity)
Activity Description:

     • Bay State- Curb and sidewalk
     • Garden/Walden intersection- Curb and sidewalk
     • Garden (Field to Walden)- Curb and sidewalk
     • Project wide- raise castings
Streets Impacted: Bay State Road, Garden Street and Walden Street

Additional Resident Engineer Notes:
     • Back of sidewalk restoration is ongoing
     • Sign installation is ongoing
     • Miscellaneous punch list items ongoing

Resident Engineer: Mike Smith at (857) 201-1005 /

Contact Information:
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 /
In case of emergency after hours or on weekends, please call the DPW 24-Hour line at (617)-349-4800.

April 2016

Click here for the latest construction schedule.

Concord Avenue Neighborhood Contract Overall Schedule: 
     • Preliminary Design: January 2013 – May 2013 
     • Final Design: June 2013 – September 2013 
     • Construction Begins* winter 2013/2014 


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 / 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/ or Catherine Daly Woodbury the DPW's Project Manager at 617.349.4818/ .

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