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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
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
Cottage and Lopez Drainage Improvements Project
The Cottage/Lopez Drainage Improvements Project includes design of new storm drain infrastructure to alleviate flooding in the Cambridgeport neighborhood.
The Cottage/Lopez Drainage Improvements Project includes design of new storm drain infrastructure to alleviate flooding in the Cambridgeport neighborhood. Sewer and Stormwater Current Construction
Drainage and Community Garden Project Page
Aimed at improving drainage along the perimeter path near the bike path entrance, as well as increasing access and improving design of the community gardens.
Aimed at improving drainage along the perimeter path near the bike path entrance, as well as increasing access and improving design of the community gardens. Fresh Pond Reservation Current Construction
Eliot Street Reconstruction Project
Eliot St., between JFK St. and Bennett St. is scheduled for reconstruction in 2019.
Eliot St., between JFK St. and Bennett St. is scheduled for reconstruction in 2019. Streets and Sidewalks Current Construction
Graham and Parks School Improvements
Building & Park Improvements
Building & Park Improvements Buildings Current Construction
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
Inman Square
Inman Square Intersection Improvements
Inman Square Intersection Improvements Traffic Calming Current Construction
King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex Project
King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex Project
King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex Project Buildings Current Construction
Monsignor O'Brien Highway Reconstruction - Phase 2A (Lechmere Canal Outfall)
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
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

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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