Huron B Improvements

Notice: Huron Ave/Concord Ave. Area Sidewalk Replacement

Beginning the week of June 17th, the City’s contractor, Fred DeRoma & Sons, began replacing sidewalk panels on Huron Ave / Concord Ave and surrounding side streets. This work includes replacing discrete sidewalk panels that are showing signs of significant spalling (premature deterioration of the concrete).

Repairs for the entire area are expected to last approximately 4-6 weeks, weather permitting, with discrete location repairs expected to each last approximately 2-3 days. Sidewalk panel replacements will occur on sections of Huron Ave, Concord Ave, Lakeview Ave, Fayerweather St, Reservoir St, Highland St, Appleton St, Royal Ave, Walden St, Standish St, Malcolm Rd, Vassal Lane , Larch Road, and Grozier Rd. The panels to be replaced have been individually marked with pink spray paint.

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 48 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, access may be limited. The contractor will work with residents and businesses directly to limit disruptions to the greatest extent possible.
• City services will continue uninterrupted and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times.

Concrete Care

During the first year of service the use of deicing chemicals affects concrete, so we advise limiting use of these chemicals to keep sidewalks in good condition for years to come. Instead, if possible, shovel early and often. Follow product instructions and only use as much deicer as indicated on the packaging. Remove as much snow and ice as you can first and only use deicer on what you can’t take care of with a shovel. For wet snow or sleet and freezing rain, apply deicer product before it starts to snow to prevent snow and ice from bonding with pavement.

Information & Assistance:
If you have any questions regarding construction, please contact Kate Riley, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4870 / kriley@cambridgema.gov or Yaser Samerraei, Engineer, at 857.235.9970 ysamerraei@cambridgema.gov.



This project has been completed. No further updates will be made to this project page.


Alewife Sewer Separation Project Newsletter - March/April 2017

Spring 2017 Events:

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Alewife Sewer Separation Project - Construction Update for August/September 2016

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Week of November 20th – November 24th*
*There will be no work on Thursday, November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving.

Activity Description:
• Project wide – Miscellaneous sidewalk work
• Project wide – Miscellaneous sign installation
• Project wide – Miscellaneous spot repairs & corrective work

Week of November 27th – December 1st (anticipated activity)
Activity Description:
• Project wide – Miscellaneous sidewalk work
• Project wide – Miscellaneous sign installation
• Project wide – Miscellaneous spot repairs & corrective work

Additional Resident Engineer Notes:
• Back of sidewalk restoration work is ongoing
• Private inflow property restoration work is ongoing

Resident Engineer: Bruno Cardarelli at (617) 799-4374

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 / kanderson@kleinfelder.com

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

Parking Notifications:
For on-going construction zones, such as Huron Avenue, we aim for “No Parking” signs to be posted 48 hours advance; however, with changing schedules; coordination with private utility companies; and unexpected conditions; that isn’t always possible. A minimum of 24 hours advance notice is required in on-going construction zones. We encourage residents parking in, or adjacent to, on-going construction zones to leave a key with a friend or neighbor if leaving for more than 24 hours.





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April 2017

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Huron Avenue Contract B Overall Schedule

  • Preliminary Design: May 2012-December 2012
  • Final Design: December 2012-May 2013
  • Construction Begins summer 2013

Please see updates tab for more detailed, current schedule for events.

Project Background

Huron Ave Contract A, Huron Ave Contract B and the Concord Ave Contract 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 this project are 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 will be undertaken by the City’s consultants. Investigations will attempt to determine how and where discharges from the sanitary sewer, sump pump, yard drain, driveway drain, stairwell drain and roof drains leave private property. The design of the infrastructure work will include upgrades of water, cable, gas, electric as part of these contracts.

The City will work with the community in developing an approach to surface improvements that address pedestrian, vehicular, landscaping, and environmental concerns. Community meetings will be held to discuss neighborhood concerns and potential design solutions.

Huron Avenue

As part of the Huron B project, Huron Avenue, from Concord Ave to Fresh Pond Parkway, will be full reconstructed. The City's Community Development Department will manage the community process for Huron Avenue. For more information, please visit the Huron Avenue webpage.

Cambridge Department of Public Works 147 Hampshire Street

Office hours are Mondays, 8:30 AM to 8 PM Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM Fridays, 8:30 AM to 12 noon

For information related to the project design, including Huron Avenue, please contact Project Manager Kara McSweeney Falise at 617.349.4827 or kfalise@cambridgema.gov.

For any questions, concerns, or assistance related to construction, or to sign up to receive project
specific email updates, please contact KyAnn Anderson, DPW’s Community Relations Manager, at (617) 498-4708 or kanderson@kleinfelder.com.

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