Amory Street Reconstruction

Roadway & Sidewalk Reconstruction

Amory St Reconstruction Project Update 
Roadway grinding on Monday, May 9 & Tuesday, May 10

Beginning Monday, May 9th, the City’s contractor, D’Allessandro Corporation, will perform roadway grinding on Amory Street from St. Mary Road to Hampshire Street as part of the Amory Street Reconstruction Project.  On Tuesday, May 10th, grinding will take place from St. Mary Road to Broadway as well as a small section on Broadway at Amory St.

Amory St. will be closed to traffic from Broadway to Hampshire St on Monday and Tuesday.  Vehicle access in and out of properties will be limited during work hours while crews perform the roadway grinding, but abutters will have access.  Please plan vehicle trips accordingly.

This work is being performed in preparation for final roadway paving in the coming weeks.  Residents will be notified in advance of this work.

What to Expect During Construction:

  • General work hours will be 7am – 4pm.
  • Vehicle access in and out of properties will be limited during work hours.  Abutters will be given access whenever possible.
  • When work occurs directly in front of driveways or entryways, the contractor will coordinate access directly with residents and businesses.
  •  “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of construction; please be sure to check posted signs for exact dates and times.
  • City services will continue uninterrupted and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times.

Information & Assistance:

If you have any questions regarding construction, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825 / driviello@cambridgema.gov or Hussein Musa, Project Manager, at 617-349-4831 / hmusa@cambridgema.gov.  For more information and updates on this project, please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/theworks/AmorySt.

Thank you in advance for your patience during this work.


Amory St Reconstruction Project Update 
Road closures for week of May 2nd 

Beginning Monday, May 2nd, the City’s contractor, D’Allessandro Corporation, will begin the installation of a raised intersection at Amory Street and St. Mary Road as part of the Amory Street Reconstruction Project. 

To complete this work, St. Mary Road will be closed to through traffic at Inman Street.  Amory Street at Broadway will also be closed to through traffic.  Abutters will have access.

This closure will be in effect Monday, May 2nd through Friday, May 6th, from 7am – 4pm each day.

What to Expect During Construction:

  • General work hours will be 7am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.
  • Access will be maintained for abutters
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of construction; please be sure to check posted signs for exact dates and times.
  • When work occurs directly in front of driveways or entryways, the contractor will coordinate access directly with residents and businesses.
  • City services will continue uninterrupted and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times.

Information & Assistance:

If you have any questions regarding construction, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825 / driviello@cambridgema.gov or Hussein Musa, Project Manager, at 617-349-4831 / hmusa@cambridgema.gov.  For more information and updates on this project, please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/theworks/AmorySt.

Thank you in advance for your patience during this construction.


Amory St Reconstruction Project Update 
Work scheduled to resume week of April 11
Beginning Monday, April 11th, the City’s contractor, D’Allessandro Corporation, will begin preparations on Amory Street for the final phase of the Amory Street Reconstruction Project. This phase of the project includes street and sidewalk improvements and traffic calming measures.
Sidewalks will be excavated and reconstructed from St. Mary Road to Hampshire Street, a raised intersection will be installed at the St. Mary Road and Amory St. intersection, and the roadway will be repaved.

What to Expect During Construction:
  • General work hours will be 7am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. 
  • If the project requires a street closure, you will be notified in advance.
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of construction; please be sure to check posted signs for exact dates and times.
  • When work occurs directly in front of driveways or entryways, the contractor will coordinate access directly with residents and businesses.
  • City services will continue uninterrupted and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times.
Information & Assistance:
If you have any questions regarding construction, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825 / driviello@cambridgema.gov or Hussein Musa, Project Manager, at 617-349-4831 / hmusa@cambridgema.gov. For more information and updates on this project, please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/theworks/AmorySt.

Thank you in advance for your patience during this construction.


December 2015

The contractor has suspended work for the season and will re-mobilize in the area in spring 2016.


November 2015

The City’s contractor, D’Allessandro Corporation, will resume work in the area beginning on Wednesday, November 4, weather permitting.  Remaining work for this season includes curb extensions and sidewalk reconstruction. 

It is estimated that this work will take approximately 4-5 weeks to complete, weather permitting.  Installation of raised crosswalk and final roadway paving is anticipated for spring 2016.

What to Expect During Construction:

  • General work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday. 
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of construction; please be sure to check posted signs for exact dates and times. 
  • When work occurs directly in front of driveways or entryways, the contractor will coordinate access directly with residents.
  • City services will continue uninterrupted and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times.

September 2015

The City’s contractor, D’Allessandro Corporation, will resume work in the area beginning on Monday, September 14th, weather permitting.  Remaining work consist of sidewalk reconstruction, installation of raised crosswalks, and curb extensions.  It is estimated that the reconstruction of the sidewalks will take approximately 5-7 weeks.  Final roadway paving notices will be distributed in advance of any partial/full road closures.

What to Expect During Construction:

  • General work hours will be 7AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday. 
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of construction; please be sure to check posted signs for exact dates and times. 
  • When work occurs directly in front of driveways or entryways, the contractor will coordinate access directly with residents.
  • City services will continue uninterrupted and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times.

August 2015

Eversource Gas is currently updating the gas main and individual services on Amory Street between St. Mary Road and Hampshire Street. Once that work is completed, the City's contractor, D'Allessandro Corporation, will begin to schedule work to reconstruct the sidewalks and roadway.

Design Update
In addition to sidewalks, handicap ramps and roadway reconstruction and paving, the project includes traffic calming elements to reduce vehicle speeds and enhance safety for pedestrians. These were developed through a community process, which included a neighborhood meeting (May 2014) where residents expressed their concerns that vehicles were traveling too quickly and did not obey the stop sign at the intersection at St. Mary Road. City staff also had several follow-up meetings with individual property owners.

As a result, the project design includes a new raised crosswalk at the intersection of Amory Street with Broadway and a curb extension at the intersection of Amory and Hampshire Street. A raised intersection will be constructed at Amory and St. Mary to slow vehicles and curb extensions around existing trees in front of #119 - #127 and #153 to provide access and enhance pedestrian safety. The stop sign at the intersection will also be removed due to the raised intersection.

Roadway/Sidewalk Reconstruction
The roadway and sidewalk reconstruction phase of this project is anticipated to take place in fall 2015 and be completed in spring 2016.

Water Work
The Cambridge Water Department is expected to have updates to the new water main and services completed by December 2014.

NSTAR GAS
NStar Gas is expected to perform upgrades to the gas main and gas services on Amory Street, between Broadway and Hampshire, in the spring 2015

The Amory Street Reconstruction Project includes:

- Roadway reconstruction

- Sidewalk reconstruction

- Traffic calming measures at the St. Mary Road intersection

City of Cambridge - Department of Public Works
147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

For additional information or assistance, please contact Hussein Musa, project manager, at 617.349.4831.

For 24 hour emergency assistance, please call Public Works at 617.349.4800.

 

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