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: MAY 23, 2016

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT DATES
Harvard University – May 24 – 26
no work in or around Harvard Sq on Thursday.
MIT
June 2 & 3
Permits will be limited in these areas on these days

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

CONTRACTS OUT TO BID
Roseland/Newport Rd – plans are available to be picked up. Bid opening May 19th, Pre-Bid meeting May 6th
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 @ Fresh Pond Pkwy - watermain
Saville – sidewalk work
Manassas – water service, full depth
Fayerweather St – brick sidewalks
Additional crew – June/July for back of sidewalk work

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Concord Lane – drain work and lining, no night work this week
New Street – line catch basin lateral, electrical working on wire pull and then r/r light poles
Eversource Electric – duct bank-75 New Street – waiting for May pole & conduit meeting

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Concord Ave - sidewalk work

CAMBRIDGE CEMETERY PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: D’ALLESSANDRO
Prepping for binder mid-week, then curbing

MAIN STREET/KENDALL SQUARE
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Brick work on south side
Granite pavers at Microsoft Plaza
Punch list work
Electrical finishing up wiring for lights
Installing bike racks and benches – north side
Milling – June 11, Pave – June 18 – will apply for variance for early start time

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 17
CONTRACTOR: D’ALLESSANDRO
Sherman St – paving binder Thursday
Amory St – pave Wednesday, Amory Place work & brick work
Fulkerson St – finish work week of 5/31

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
435 Mass Ave
Magazine St

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: US PAVEMENT
Banks St & Trowbridge St

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
No work this week
Demo starting 6/6

PARK PROJECTS
Graham & Parks – going out to bid

PACIFIC STREET DOG PARK
CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
Concrete work and irrigation

LONGFELLOW BRIDGE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: J.F. WHITE/SKANSKA
Memorial Dr lane closures
Bridge closed to vehicular traffic this week 11:00p-5:00a

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
Central Sq flexipave – Prospect St to City Hall; Sellers to Western
Work on crosswalks and brick work

GRAND JUNCTION PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Landscaping & plantings
Grand Opening June 8th

CAMBRIDGE COMMON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Irrigation work in lay down area; hydroseed, close up entrance to lay down area, call boxes tie-in, watering, signage installed
Cannon’s and Archway delivered in June
Completion – May 20th with punch list work remaining

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT

BEACON STREET PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Mobilizing May 9th – starting at bridge on Beacon St with drainage work

ROUTE 2 PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
No updates


CITY DEPARTMENTS
CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
No Work

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
Rindge Ave @ Clifton St - Thursday

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT

Dudley St – services
Sixth St @ Cambridge St – test pit


UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
79 JFK Street – deliveries, concrete pours
Smith Campus – on-site work, deliveries on Holyoke St-soft closures
Winthrop House –work resumes 5/31 – mobilize fence and trailers, Mill St closure 5/31-8/10
Holyoke St Chilled Water – 5/31-7/15

MIT
Nano Project – deliveries
345 Vassar Street – Eversource to relocate pole this week; review utility work; tree removal
SOMA – test-pits Wadsworth & Amherst - Friday
70 Vassar St – lift on May 28-29
Steam work @ Mass Ave – June 6
Ames St – crane for deliveries
Mass Ave - 6/6 steam line – night work


UTILITY COMPANIES

COMCAST
324 Rindge Ave
87 New St

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC

300 Mass Ave
1924 Mass Ave
New St – test-pits
Baystate Rd – outage & chipping
First St – paving scheduled this week/next week
New St – pole & conduit meeting work to be scheduled

EVERSOURCE GAS
Maple Ave
Highland St
Bay St
Sherman @ Walden
Hayes St

VEOLIA
Second St – trench work
Broadway – sidewalk work will be done by Mattuchio

VERIZON
NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE
NOT PRESENT


PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

50/60 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT
Linskey Way closure
Crane on Binney St – eastbound lane closure next week
Trucking
Sidewalk and curb work in June
Triangle Park - July

100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Linskey Way – road closed this week
Utility work on-site
6/13 – tower crane on Binney St

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

185 ALBANY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

610 MAIN STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIORTY & ASSOC
NO WORK

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR:
JMA sewer main work on Ames St
demo and debris removal starting on 6/6

295 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Closure of sidewalk on Lee St next week

40 ERIE STREET/200 SIDNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

180 WINDSOR STREET (CHA)
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
deliveries on Franklin St & Green St
Send TMP for Green St to Traffic Dept for approval

131 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Water main tie-in - tomorrow

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT

1924 MASS AVE (PORTER HOTEL)

CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT

1971 MASS AVE

CONTRACTOR: URBAN SPACES
No work
Upcoming work: paving Mass Ave & Allen St

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE

CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
NOT PRESENT

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE

CONTRACTOR:
No work
Demo crane at the end of the week

130 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE

CONTRACTOR: HANOVER COMPANY
NOT PRESENT


SPECIAL EVENTS
MAY 30TH
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
Cambridge Common to Cambridge Cemetery

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