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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
Kenwood Street
Roadway paving, sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian ramp installations
Roadway paving, sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian ramp installations Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Gore Street and Rufo Road Reconstruction Project
In conjunction with the Gore St. Utility Construction project the City plans to install new sidewalks and resurface Gore St. and Rufo Rd.
In conjunction with the Gore St. Utility Construction project the City plans to install new sidewalks and resurface Gore St. and Rufo Rd. Streets and Sidewalks In Planning
Green Line Extension Project
The Green Line Extension is a top transportation priority of the Commonwealth.
The Green Line Extension is a top transportation priority of the Commonwealth. Transit Current Construction
Monsignor O'Brien Hwy Reconstruction - Phase 1 (Third St. to Gore St.)
In order to develop Cambridge Crossing, DivcoWest is required to make improvements to Monsignor O’Brien Highway from Third Street to Museum Way. These improvements include subsurface and surface infrastructure upgrades. This section of Monsignor O’Brien Highway will be transformed from a highway into a tree lined boulevard with bicycle lanes/cycle tracks, new sidewalks and significantly improved pedestrian crossings. Due to the MBTA’s Green Line Extension (GLX) Project, these improvements must be phased.
In order to develop Cambridge Crossing, DivcoWest is required to make improvements to Monsignor O’Brien Highway from Third Street to Museum Way. These improvements include subsurface and surface infrastructure upgrades. This section of Monsignor O’Brien Highway will be transformed from a highway into a tree lined boulevard with bicycle lanes/cycle tracks, new sidewalks and significantly improved pedestrian crossings. Due to the MBTA’s Green Line Extension (GLX) Project, these improvements must be phased. Streets and Sidewalks Current Construction
River Street Reconstruction
Utility and surface improvements to River St. and Carl Barron Plaza
Utility and surface improvements to River St. and Carl Barron Plaza Streets and Sidewalks In Planning
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
Talbot Street Outfall
MIT in collaboration with the City of Cambridge is planning to install a new drainage structure from Talbot Street to the Charles River to improve stormwater management in the area due to current and future development. The project will begin construction in October of this year and continue through to the Fall of 2019.
MIT in collaboration with the City of Cambridge is planning to install a new drainage structure from Talbot Street to the Charles River to improve stormwater management in the area due to current and future development. The project will begin construction in October of this year and continue through to the Fall of 2019. Sewer and Stormwater Current Construction
Central Square Public Toilet
As part of the City’s Participatory Budgeting process, $320,000 in the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget was allocated for a public toilet installation in Central Square.
As part of the City’s Participatory Budgeting process, $320,000 in the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget was allocated for a public toilet installation in Central Square. Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
City Hall Annex Entry Plaza Accessibility Upgrades
City Hall Annex Entry Plaza Accessibility Upgrades anticipated to begin in March 2018.
City Hall Annex Entry Plaza Accessibility Upgrades anticipated to begin in March 2018. Buildings Current Construction
Porter/Harding Streets
Roadway paving, sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian ramp installations
Roadway paving, sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian ramp installations 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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