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City Construction Projects

Complete Streets Approach

The City of Cambridge is committed to improving the roadways, sidewalk and utilities to make them safe for all users. The construction season in Cambridge runs from mid-April through November, weather permitting. Work may be done outside of the official construction season if it doesn’t interfere with snow removal. To learn more about how City streets are prioritized for reconstruction, please visit the 5 Year Sidewalk and Street Reconstruction Plan

  • City Construction Projects- For detailed information about City construction projects, see below. You can filter for projects In Planning, In Construction or Completed. These construction projects may also be viewed as a map. You can sign up to receive email updates for any of the projects by going to the “Contact” tab of the project page.
  • University Construction Projects- Harvard University Construction information can be found here, MIT Construction Information can be found here
  • Utility Construction and Private Development Projects- For all other construction updates, including work being done by the Cambridge Water Department, Cambridge Electric Department, Eversource, other utility companies and large private development projects, click here.

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Project Name & Description Description Type Status
Lawn St Reconstruction
Roadway paving, sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian ramp installations
Roadway paving, sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian ramp installations Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
859 Massachusetts Ave Project
The City of Cambridge has purchased the building located at 859 Massachusetts Avenue formerly owned by the Chamber of Commerce. The City has decided to move the family shelter, formerly located at 3 Bigelow Street, into this location.
The City of Cambridge has purchased the building located at 859 Massachusetts Avenue formerly owned by the Chamber of Commerce. The City has decided to move the family shelter, formerly located at 3 Bigelow Street, into this location. City Managers Office Completed Project
Concord Ave Reconstruction
Includes Concord Ave from Fresh Pond Parkway to Blanchard Rd.
Includes Concord Ave from Fresh Pond Parkway to Blanchard Rd. Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Prentiss Street Reconstruction
Includes Massachusetts Ave to the Somerville Line, Oxford St from Garfield to Forest (sewer only)
Includes Massachusetts Ave to the Somerville Line, Oxford St from Garfield to Forest (sewer only) Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
Ellery Street Reconstruction Project
Reconstruction of Ellery Street between Cambridge St and Broadway
Reconstruction of Ellery Street between Cambridge St and Broadway Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Harvard Square Improvements Project
Includes Linden, Pympton, Dunster, and JFK St
Includes Linden, Pympton, Dunster, and JFK St Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Harvard Square MBTA Elevator Project/DeGuglielmo Plaza
MBTA Elevator Construction and DeGuglielmo Plaza Reconstruction.
MBTA Elevator Construction and DeGuglielmo Plaza Reconstruction. Completed Project
Chapter 90 Contract 12
Includes Hubbard Ave, Robinson St, Cushing St, First St, Putnam Ave
Includes Hubbard Ave, Robinson St, Cushing St, First St, Putnam Ave Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Community Development Block Grant
Includes Elm St, Market St, Gardner Rd, Notre Dame Ave
Includes Elm St, Market St, Gardner Rd, Notre Dame Ave Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Chapter 90 Contract 11
Includes Brattle St, Prospect St, Middlesex St, Cedar St, Cameron Ave, Municipal Lot #2
Includes Brattle St, Prospect St, Middlesex St, Cedar St, Cameron Ave, Municipal Lot #2 Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project

Tips and FAQs

Will I be able to get out of my driveway or walk down the street during construction?

If any work is scheduled to be performed directly in front of your driveway, the contractor will notify you directly regarding the accessibility timeline. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. if you live on a road that has a bicycle lane, the contractor will try to maintain a bicycle lane around the work zone. If that is not possible, crews will post signage in the area to alert cyclists that the bicycle lane ends and to alert motorists that they should "Share the Road" with cyclists.

How can I receive updates about construction in my neighborhood?

Click on the "Sign Up" button on the Contact tab of the project page or go to cambridgema.gov/subscribe to search for mailing lists. 

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