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: August 14, 2017

Reminders/Announcements:
     • Certified Payroll – all subcontractor certified payroll’s need to be submitted weekly, please email it to certifiedpayrolls@cambridgema.gov
     • 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.
     • 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
Pavement markings Huron west, Appleton south, Huron east
Huron @ Appleton – paver intersection
Raising castings throughout the site, for final paving
Final Paving 8/21 – Reservoir south and Fayerweather south
Final Paving 8/22 – Huron Ave (Lakeview – Reservoir)

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Punch list work

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Road Safe on-site – signage & line painting

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Pearl St binder paving (Erie – Granite)
Mass Ave (Pearl-Western) – sidewalk work
Portland Loo – foundation work at Western Ave @ Mass Ave
Variable message board needs to be relocated Mass Ave @ Western Ave

NEWPORT, ROSELAND, APPLETON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Roseland St and Newport Rd – final paving 8/23
Appleton St – curb & sidewalk work

CHAPTER 90-CONTRACT 20
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
Richard & Muller – sidewalk pours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday odd side and in front of Churchill apartments. Install crosswalk at Mass Ave and paving on 8/22
Mass Ave @ Hurlbut – punch list

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 21
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
Thorndike St – fine grading (Fulkerson-Sixth) on Wed; Thursday/Friday road box Sixth to Fifth
Harding & Porter – fine grading today, binder Wednesday
Lawn St – curb work Monday – Wednesday and a sidewalk crew starting at Cushing
Kenwood St – waiting on CWD to finish work to reclaim

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
NOT PRESENT
Harvard Tunnel – crack sealing
Harvard Sq – Brattle/Eliot – test pits
Cambridge @ Norfolk – sewer repair
Central Sq – sewer repair

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: EJ PAVING
NOT PRESENT

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
60 trucks/day
concrete

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
Mass Ave @ Trowbridge
Granite St

MIT SOMA PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
Amherst, Hayward St, Wadsworth St, Carleton St deliveries
Wadsworth St – closed
Trucking – soil & concrete

NORTH POINT PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: DERENZO
NOT PRESENT

859 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
No work

VAIL COURT
Demo work starting at the end of the week

SACRAMENTO FIELD
CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
Playground equipment and site furniture
grading

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
Punch list work

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
Brick sidewalk up to Start Market


CITY DEPARTMENTS

CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
NOT PRESENT

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
Tuesday and Wednesday – line striping at night
Alewife Brook Pkwy @ Mass Ave – Wednesday – traffic signal work

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Kenwood St
Richdale Ave (Walden-Raymond)


UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY - MOVE IN DATES: AUGUST 22 AND 26-27

Harvard Kennedy School (79 JFK Street)
- Deliveries from Eliot St
- Sidewalk reconstruction on Eliot St

Smith Campus Center (1350 Mass Ave)
- Holyoke Street remains closed 7am-4pm weekdays only
- Mass Ave sidewalk reconstruction
- 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
- August 14-16 – Plympton St milling

1607-1615 Mass Ave
- Cut/cap Everett @ Mass Ave

20 Summer Road
- No work

Lowell House
- Interior demo work
- deliveries

485 Broadway
- no work

Plympton Street
‒ Exploratory work; lift in roadway

MIT 471 Memorial Drive
- Amherst Alley – utility work
- deliveries

NANO Project
- deliveries

50 Albany Street
- Erosion controls
- Site fence is up

3 Ames Street
- Lane closure
- August 18 – deliveries

Vassar Street
- Test pits 8/18


UTILITY COMPANIES

COMCAST
Norfolk St @ Bishop Allen Dr – trench work
Pearl St/Putnam Ave -
Contact: Anthony Vatalaro Anthony_Vatalaro@comcast.com at 617-279-7037

MIRRA
NOT PRESENT
Portland St @ Main St – waiting on permit

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
Mass Ave @ Philips
295 Harvard St
9 Ash St
Memorial Dr
Wadsworth and Carleton
Channing Place
Walden @ Garden
35 Cambridge Park Dr
Wadsworth – manhole work
Church St – sidewalk casting
Matt Veins – please contact if you need any casting work done (please see contact info above)

EVERSOURCE GAS
Sciarrappa St
Pearl St
Sixth St main replacement (Charles – Cambridge St)
Larch Rd
Hudson St
Amherst St
Main St – toward bridge

VEOLIA
North Park – manhole work

VERIZON
Huron Ave- castings
Broadway
Third St
75 Moulton St
607 Mass Ave
1 Kendall Square
100 Cambridgeside Place
617 Mass Ave

AT&T
NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE
Mt Auburn @ Dunster St – night work starting next week


PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC.
Linskey Way – westbound lane closure
Binney St – eastbound lane closure (permits for: landscapers & boom lift)
Second St – sidewalk work

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

121 FIRST STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Steel deliveries

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Water tie-in’s

NORTHPOINT BUILDING J/K
CONTRACTOR: JMA
SOE and excavation, temporary electrical, switch gear deliveries next week

249 THIRD STREET
CONTRACTOR: W.L. FRENCH
No work

399 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: RICHMOND GROUP/W.L. FRENCH
Cardinal Medeiros – lane shift; trucking

47 BISHOP ALLEN DRIVE
CONTRACTOR: CURTIS CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.
sidewalk closed Douglass - Columbia

305 WEBSTER AVENUE
CONTRACTOR: HIGHLAND DEVELOPMENT
Demo; trucking; sidewalk closure

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
NOT PRESENT
No work

10 ESSEX STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
No work

246 NORFOLK STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

291 WINDSOR STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

145 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR:
Slurry wall
Deliveries
Excavation and Elec duct bank on-site

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
Installing sidewalks on Wednesday

253 WALDEN STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
Excavation
hauling

23 HAWTHORNE STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
No work

77 NEW STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Sheet pile install next week – 2 weeks

35 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR: Work on-site

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR: NOT PRESENT


SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
Old Time Baseball Game Sherman St closed (Rindge Ave – Walden St) 5:00pm-midnight

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
EF Education First Family Fun Day Traffic will be affected around 2 Education Circle & North Point Park 11am-2pm

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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