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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
Western Ave Reconstruction Project
Includes Western Ave from Green St. to Memorial Dr.
Includes Western Ave from Green St. to Memorial Dr. Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Waterhouse Street
Street/ sidewalk reconstruction on Waterhouse Street.
Street/ sidewalk reconstruction on Waterhouse Street. Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Tufts Street Reconstruction
Magazine Street to Pearl Street
Magazine Street to Pearl Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Tremont Street Raised Intersection
Traffic Calming at Tremont/Gardner
Traffic Calming at Tremont/Gardner Traffic Calming Completed Project
The Martin Luther King Jr. School Construction Project
MLK School Construction Project
MLK School Construction Project City Managers Office Completed Project
Sherman Street Reconstruction
Garden Street to Walden Street
Garden Street to Walden Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Second Street Reconstruction
Rogers Street to Charles Street & Hurley Street to Gore Street
Rogers Street to Charles Street & Hurley Street to Gore Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Russell Field Renovation Project
The City is developing plans to renovate Russell Field and the adjacent practice field area. Plans include the resurfacing of both playing fields and site amenities to improve the functionality of the facility.
The City is developing plans to renovate Russell Field and the adjacent practice field area. Plans include the resurfacing of both playing fields and site amenities to improve the functionality of the facility. Parks Completed Project
Russell Field Path Maintenance Improvement Project
The City of Cambridge and MBTA have been working together to develop a maintenance improvement project to address the issues on the Russell Field Path which is owned and maintained by the MBTA.
The City of Cambridge and MBTA have been working together to develop a maintenance improvement project to address the issues on the Russell Field Path which is owned and maintained by the MBTA. Multi-Use Path Completed Project
Route 2 / Route 16 intersection
MassDOT project - scheduled to be completed Spring 2016
MassDOT project - scheduled to be completed Spring 2016 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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