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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.
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  • 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
Gore Street Utility Construction and Road Reconstruction
The City of Cambridge and Divco West, developer of NorthPoint, will be undertaking construction on Gore Street between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Warren Street. This construction is an opportunity to incorporate improvements into Gore Street; sidewalks, crosswalks, street trees improved access to the park, etc.
The City of Cambridge and Divco West, developer of NorthPoint, will be undertaking construction on Gore Street between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Warren Street. This construction is an opportunity to incorporate improvements into Gore Street; sidewalks, crosswalks, street trees improved access to the park, etc. Sewer and Stormwater Current Construction
Glacken Field
Glacken Field & Playground Renovation Project
Glacken Field & Playground Renovation Project Parks Public Works
Inman Square
Inman Square Intersection Improvements
Inman Square Intersection Improvements Traffic Calming Current Construction
Clarendon Ave Playground
The Clarendon Avenue Playground will undergo targeted repair work and equipment upgrades to improve play conditions for and the safety of its users.
The Clarendon Avenue Playground will undergo targeted repair work and equipment upgrades to improve play conditions for and the safety of its users. Parks Public Works
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 Current Construction
Sewer Cleaning and Lining
The City's contractor, National Water Main, is performing "cured-in-place" pipeling around the City. this process provides a new, jointless sewer pipe connection that minimizes root and water infiltration problems, improves flow and provides for a more structurally sound pipe without the need for excavation.
The City's contractor, National Water Main, is performing "cured-in-place" pipeling around the City. this process provides a new, jointless sewer pipe connection that minimizes root and water infiltration problems, improves flow and provides for a more structurally sound pipe without the need for excavation. Sewer and Stormwater Public Works
Franklin St. Reconstruction Project
Franklin Street, between Pleasant Street and Landsdowne Street, is scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2018.
Franklin Street, between Pleasant Street and Landsdowne Street, is scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2018. Streets and Sidewalks Current Construction
Sixth Street Reconstruction Project
Sixth Street between Cambridge Street and Bent Street is currently scheduled for roadway work in the summer of 2018 as part of the City's 5 Year Street & Sidewalk Plan.
Sixth Street between Cambridge Street and Bent Street is currently scheduled for roadway work in the summer of 2018 as part of the City's 5 Year Street & Sidewalk Plan. Streets and Sidewalks Current Construction
St Mary Road Reconstruction Project
St. Mary Road, between Inman Street and Prospect Street, is scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2018 as part of the City's 5 Year Sidewalk & Street Reconstruction Plan.
St. Mary Road, between Inman Street and Prospect Street, is scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2018 as part of the City's 5 Year Sidewalk & Street Reconstruction Plan. Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Tobin Montessori & Vassal Lane Upper Schools Project
The Cambridge Public Schools’ Innovation Agenda will result in the creation of four new upper school campuses serving students in grades 6 to 8. The Tobin and Vassal Lane Upper Schools, located at 197 Vassal Lane, Cambridge, will be the third school to be redesigned.
The Cambridge Public Schools’ Innovation Agenda will result in the creation of four new upper school campuses serving students in grades 6 to 8. The Tobin and Vassal Lane Upper Schools, located at 197 Vassal Lane, Cambridge, will be the third school to be redesigned. City Managers Office In Planning

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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