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City Construction Projects

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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
Centre Street and Dana Street Reconstruction Projects
Centre Street from Dana St. to Hancock St. and Dana Street from Cambridge Street to Mass Ave are scheduled for reconstruction in 2022 as part of the City's Five Year Plan for Sidewalk and Street Reconstruction.
Centre Street from Dana St. to Hancock St. and Dana Street from Cambridge Street to Mass Ave are scheduled for reconstruction in 2022 as part of the City's Five Year Plan for Sidewalk and Street Reconstruction. Streets and Sidewalks Public Works
Updated Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Plan
The City of Cambridge, the City of Somerville, and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority are collaborating on CSO Control plans to protect and improve our water resources.
The City of Cambridge, the City of Somerville, and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority are collaborating on CSO Control plans to protect and improve our water resources. Sewer and Stormwater Public Works
Fairmont Rockwell Laurel Kelly Sidewalk and Street Improvements Project
Sidewalk and Street Improvements for Fairmont Ave., Fairmont St., Rockwell St., Laurel St., Kelly Rd.
Sidewalk and Street Improvements for Fairmont Ave., Fairmont St., Rockwell St., Laurel St., Kelly Rd. Streets and Sidewalks Current Construction
River Street Reconstruction Project
Welcome to the River Street Construction Webpage! This is the place to find current information and updates related to construction of the River Street Infrastructure and Streetscape Project. The project includes utility and surface reconstruction of the following streets and public spaces: • River Street from Memorial Drive to Massachusetts Avenue • Carl Barron Plaza (the major public space at the intersection of River Street/Western Ave/Mass Ave in Central Square) • The MBTA bus stops and busway at Magazine/Green/River Street adjacent to Carl Barron Plaza • Pleasant Street and Tubman Square between Pleasant Place and River Street • Green Street between Magazine and Pearl Street • Magazine Street between Franklin and Green Street • Blackstone Street In addition, the project includes the following nearby neighborhood streets which are due for reconstruction under the City's Five Year Sidewalk and Street Reconstruction Plan • Fairmont Avenue / Fairmont Street / Rockwell Street / Laurel Street / Kelly Road
Welcome to the River Street Construction Webpage! This is the place to find current information and updates related to construction of the River Street Infrastructure and Streetscape Project. The project includes utility and surface reconstruction of the following streets and public spaces: • River Street from Memorial Drive to Massachusetts Avenue • Carl Barron Plaza (the major public space at the intersection of River Street/Western Ave/Mass Ave in Central Square) • The MBTA bus stops and busway at Magazine/Green/River Street adjacent to Carl Barron Plaza • Pleasant Street and Tubman Square between Pleasant Place and River Street • Green Street between Magazine and Pearl Street • Magazine Street between Franklin and Green Street • Blackstone Street In addition, the project includes the following nearby neighborhood streets which are due for reconstruction under the City's Five Year Sidewalk and Street Reconstruction Plan • Fairmont Avenue / Fairmont Street / Rockwell Street / Laurel Street / Kelly Road Streets and Sidewalks Current Construction
MassAve4 - Mass Ave Partial Construction
As part of the Cycling Safety Ordinance, the City is implementing separated bike lanes on Mass Ave. from Dudley to Beech and Roseland to Waterhouse.
As part of the Cycling Safety Ordinance, the City is implementing separated bike lanes on Mass Ave. from Dudley to Beech and Roseland to Waterhouse. Streets and Sidewalks Public Works
Inman Square
Inman Square Intersection Improvements
Inman Square Intersection Improvements Traffic Calming Current Construction
Willard Street Drainage Improvement Project
The City of Cambridge has contracted with a consultant, HDR Engineering, to provide engineering design services for the Willard Street Drainage Improvement Project. The design will include replacing and/or rehabilitating the sewer and stormwater infrastructure and the construction of a new stormwater pipe and outfall at the Charles River. There is an opportunity to evaluate surface improvements to the roadway to promote traffic calming and improvements to bicycle and pedestrian accessibility.
The City of Cambridge has contracted with a consultant, HDR Engineering, to provide engineering design services for the Willard Street Drainage Improvement Project. The design will include replacing and/or rehabilitating the sewer and stormwater infrastructure and the construction of a new stormwater pipe and outfall at the Charles River. There is an opportunity to evaluate surface improvements to the roadway to promote traffic calming and improvements to bicycle and pedestrian accessibility. Sewer and Stormwater Current Construction
Montgomery Street Reconstruction Project
Montgomery Street between Harvey St. and Rindge Ave. is scheduled for reconstruction in 2022 as part of the City's Five Year Plan for Sidewalk and Street Reconstruction.
Montgomery Street between Harvey St. and Rindge Ave. is scheduled for reconstruction in 2022 as part of the City's Five Year Plan for Sidewalk and Street Reconstruction. Streets and Sidewalks Public Works
The Port Infrastructure Improvements Project
Construction of water, sewer, drainage, street and sidewalk improvements in The Port
Construction of water, sewer, drainage, street and sidewalk improvements in The Port Sewer and Stormwater Current Construction
Park Ave Road Reconstruction Project
Park Ave. from Huron Ave. to Holworthy St. is scheduled for improvements as part of the Five Year Street and Sidewalk Reconstruction Plan. Work is expected to begin in the Spring of 2020.
Park Ave. from Huron Ave. to Holworthy St. is scheduled for improvements as part of the Five Year Street and Sidewalk Reconstruction Plan. Work is expected to begin in the Spring of 2020. Streets and Sidewalks In Planning

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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