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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
Alewife Linear Park Restoration Project
There are several opportunities for tree canopy development in Alewife Linear Park
There are several opportunities for tree canopy development in Alewife Linear Park Parks In Planning
Belmont Street Reconstruction Project
Belmont Street Reconstruction Project
Belmont Street Reconstruction Project Streets and Sidewalks In Planning
CAM400 Infrastructure Improvement Project
Includes Whittemore Ave, Harrison Ave, Seagrave Rd, Madison Ave, Magoun St, Columbus Ave, Kimball St, Kassul Pk, and Massachusetts Ave and Alewife Brook Pkwy Intersection
Includes Whittemore Ave, Harrison Ave, Seagrave Rd, Madison Ave, Magoun St, Columbus Ave, Kimball St, Kassul Pk, and Massachusetts Ave and Alewife Brook Pkwy Intersection Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
Cambridge Common and Flagstaff Park
Rehabilitation of the Cambridge Common and Flagstaff Park
Rehabilitation of the Cambridge Common and Flagstaff Park Parks Completed Project
Cambridge Park Drive Area Drainage Improvements and Stormwater Wetland Project
Includes Wheeler St, Fawcett St, CambridgePark Dr, Acorn Park Dr, and the Alewife Reservation
Includes Wheeler St, Fawcett St, CambridgePark Dr, Acorn Park Dr, and the Alewife Reservation Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
Cambridge Tunnel Reconstruction Project
Reconstruction of the Cambridge Tunnel and Overpass
Reconstruction of the Cambridge Tunnel and Overpass Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
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
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
Chapter 90 Contract 13
Includes Chauncy St, Upland Rd (Raymond to Huron), Lowell St, Pemberton St, Henry St
Includes Chauncy St, Upland Rd (Raymond to Huron), Lowell St, Pemberton St, Henry St Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Chapter 90 Contract 14
Includes Linnaean St, Spring St, Davis St, Moore St
Includes Linnaean St, Spring St, Davis St, Moore St 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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