Second Street Reconstruction

Second Street from Rogers to Charles Street and from Hurley Street to Gore Street

This project has been completed. No further updates to this project page will be made.


Second Street Reconstruction Project
Pavement Markings: 12/9/2015

Dear Second Street Neighbor:

The City’s contractor, Marchese & Sons, is scheduled to install roadway pavement markings on Second Street from Gore Street to Charles Street on Wednesday, December 9, weather permitting.

Work hours for the pavement marking operation will be 7 AM to 4 PM and parking restrictions will be in effect.

What to Expect During Pavement Marking:

  • There cannot be any cars parked on the street during the pavement marking operation. Please be sure to check “No Parking” signs to avoid being ticketed and towed.
  • When work occurs directly in front of driveways or entryways, the contractor will coordinate access directly with residents.
  • City services will continue uninterrupted and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times.
  • Please note that all operations are weather dependent and may be rescheduled.

Information & Assistance:
If you have any questions regarding this work, please contact David Soares, Traffic Engineer at the Cambridge Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Department, at 617-349-4713 / dsoares@cambridgema.gov. If you have any special needs or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may experience during this operation, and thank you for your continued patience and understanding.


Second Street Reconstruction Project
Roadway Paving: 10/27
Raised Intersection Construction: 10/28-11/6 

Dear Second Street Neighbor:

The City’s contractor, Marchese & Sons, is scheduled to perform roadway paving on Second Street from Gore Street to Charles Street on Tuesday, October 27, weather permitting.

Construction of the raised intersection at Second Street and Charles Street will take place from Wednesday, October 28 through Friday, November 6.  This work requires the intersection to be closed during this period.  Charles Street will be closed to through traffic from First Street to Third Street, however abutters will maintain access.

Work hours for the paving operation will be 7 AM to 6 PM and street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect.

What to Expect During Roadway Paving:

  • Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic during paving operations.
  • During the paving operations, there will be detours and road closures in place while crews perform the work. Police details and signage will be onsite to direct drivers.
  • There cannot be any cars parked on the street during the paving operation. Please be sure to check “No Parking” signs to avoid being ticketed and towed.
  • When work occurs directly in front of driveways or entryways, the contractor will coordinate access directly with residents.
  • City services will continue uninterrupted and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times.
  • Please note that all operations are weather dependent and may be rescheduled.

Information & Assistance:
If you have any questions regarding construction, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825/ driviello@cambridgema.gov or Hussein Musa, Project Manager at 617.349.4831 / hmusa@cambridgema.gov.  If you have any special needs or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may experience during this construction, and thank you for your continued patience and understanding.


Second Street Reconstruction Project
Roadway grinding on October 13 & 14 

 

The City’s contractor, Marchese Construction, is scheduled to perform roadway grinding on Second Street from Gore Street to Charles Street beginning on Tuesday, October 13 through Wednesday, October 14.

Final roadway paving is schedule to occur the week of October 26th, weather permitting.

Work hours for the grinding operation will be 7 AM to 4 PM and street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect.

What to Expect During Roadway Grinding:

  • Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic during grinding operations.
  • During the grinding operations, there will be detours and road closures in place while crews perform the work. Police details and signage will be onsite to direct drivers.
  • There cannot be any cars parked on the street during the grinding operation. Please be sure to check “No Parking” signs to avoid being ticketed and towed.
  • When work occurs directly in front of driveways or entryways, the contractor will coordinate access directly with residents.
  • City services will continue uninterrupted and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times.
  • Please note that all operations are weather dependent and may be rescheduled.

Information & Assistance:

If you have any questions regarding construction, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825/ driviello@cambridgema.gov or the Department of Public Works at 617-349-4800.  If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may experience during this construction, and thank you for your continued patience and understanding.


September 2015

The City’s contractor, Marchese Construction, will resume work in the area beginning on Tuesday, September 15th, weather permitting.  Remaining work consist of sidewalk reconstruction, installation of raised crosswalks, and curb extensions.  It is estimated that the reconstruction of the sidewalks will take approximately 5-7 weeks.  Final roadway paving notices will be distributed in advance of any partial/full road closures.

What to Expect During Construction:

  • General work hours will be 7AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday. 
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of construction; please be sure to check posted signs for exact dates and times. 
  • When work occurs directly in front of driveways or entryways, the contractor will coordinate access directly with residents.
  • City services will continue uninterrupted and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times.

 


August 2015

During the week of July 6, the City’s contractor, Marchese Construction, mobilized to Second Street between Cambridge Street and Charles Street to begin sidewalk reconstruction. This work includes the reconstruction of the sidewalks and the roadway. The reconstruction of the sidewalks are scheduled to be completed in September. The final roadway paving will take place in Fall 2015.

What To Expect During Construction
• General work hours will be from 7AM to 4PM.
• Second Street will be intermittently closed within the work zone and motorists will be detoured.
• “No Parking” signs will be posted in advance of construction. Please be sure to check posted signs for exact date and times.
• Police officers will be on site to assist with traffic management.
• When work occurs directly in front of driveways or entryways, the contractor will coordinate access directly with residents.
• City services will continue uninterrupted and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times.

Project Schedule

Sidewalk Reconstruction - June 2015 thru August 2015

Final Roadway Paving - September 2015

Consistent with what has been presented in the City’s Five Year Sidewalk and Roadway Reconstruction Program, Second Street, between Gore Street and Charles Street, was identified as an area that was in need of repairs and upgrades. The DPW engineering division reviews evaluations of the roadway and sidewalk conditions of all City streets and sidewalks and updates the Five Year Plan on an annual basis. When reconstructing roadways and sidewalks, many City Departments (DPW, Community Development, Traffic and Parking Dept.) work together to achieve the best possible product for all users of the roadway and sidewalks.

In conjunction with the resurfacing of the roadway the City is required to establish crossings and intersections that meet all current accessibility guidelines. Through a Community Process and an evaluation of the conditions of each intersection and block of sidewalk, the scope of the work and design are established.

Community Process and Schedule
In April 2012 and June 2012, the City of Cambridge held community meetings with area residents to discuss the project. These meetings included productive conversations on traffic calming measures that could be used to create a safer atmosphere for the neighborhood. The project design was generated through these community meetings, and we are appreciative of the input that we received. We have many eyes and ears on the ground, but the best feedback we receive are from the folks who walk the sidewalks and drive on the roadway on a daily basis.

Through Community input and an evaluation of the condition of the existing sidewalks, the scope of the work was developed. Please see below a list of the work that will be completed as part of the current contract.

The Second Street work was initially intended to commence in 2014 but was delayed to allow for some subsurface utility work to be accommodated in advance of the surface of the road being repaved. Utility work by the Cambridge Water Department and Eversource Gas has been or will be completed in advance of the roadway being repaved. By allowing the subsurface work to be completed the City hopes to ensure that no non-emergency utility work will require cutting into the newly paved Street.


Scope of Work
As was indicated above, the Second Street work includes the resurfacing of the roadway from Charles Street to Gore Street, accessibility improvements at crossings and intersections and traffic calming elements as presented during the Community Process. In addition, areas of sidewalk that are in poor condition, have been impacted by utility work or create accessibility issues also will be reconstructed.

Specifically the Second Street work includes:
• Reconstruction of the roadway (Charles Street to Gore Street)
• Sidewalk work includes:
o corners and intersections creating accessible crossings at intersections at
 Charles Street
 Hurley Street
 Spring Street
 Thorndike Street
 Otis Street
o west (Odd) side block between Charles Street and Hurley Street
o area on Second Street directly across from Otis Street
o east side block between Thorndike and Otis (to be disturbed by gas work)
o all areas between Cambridge Street and Gore Street
• Raised intersection at Second Street and Charles Street
• Raised sidestreet crosswalks on:
o Thorndike Street at Second Street (east and west side)
o Otis Street at Second Street

City of Cambridge Dept. of Public Works 147 Hampshire Street Cambridge, MA 02139

For additional information or assistance, please contact Hussein Musa, project manager, at 617.349.4831.

For 24 hour emergency assistance, please call Public Works at 617.349.4800.

 

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