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NOTICE: DPW offices at 147 Hampshire St. are open to the public, by appointment only, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-4800 or by email at theworks@cambridgema.gov. Individual staff are also available for appointments outside of these hours as needed; please contact the office with the details of your issue, and we will coordinate with the appropriate staff member. Many DPW services can be provided online, and DPW phones are staffed 24/7 to respond to urgent concerns.

Brewster/Riedesel Reconstruction Project

Brewster St (Appleton to Sparks) and Riedesel Ave (Brattle to Brewster) are scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2018 as part of the City's 5 Year Sidewalk & Street Reconstruction Plan.

Brewster and Riedesel Reconstruction Projects - Final roadway paving scheduled for Oct 26th and 27th

The City’s contractor, Newport Construction, will be prepping and paving Brewster St. and Riedesel Ave on Monday, October 26th and Tuesday, October 27th.

This work is expected to take approximately a day and a half to complete, weather permitting. If conditions are wet on the day of scheduled paving, work will be delayed until the next day. Please visit the project page for any updates regarding rescheduling –
www.cambridgema.gov/Departments/publicworks/cityprojects/2017/brewsterriedesel.

Vehicle access in and out of properties will be restricted during work hours while crews perform the paving. Please plan vehicle trips accordingly.

Any additional restoration items related to the project, including back of sidewalk work and pavement markings, will be completed by the contractor in the coming weeks before the end of construction.

What to Expect during Paving

•Work hours will be 7 AM to 5 PM.
•Vehicle access in and out of properties will be restricted. Please plan vehicle and parking trips accordingly.
•“No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times.
•Emergency vehicles and City services will have access at all times.

Information & Assistance:

Questions regarding this project? Contact Kate Riley, Community Relations Manager, at 617-349-4870 / kriley@cambridgema.gov or Melissa Miguel, Supervising Engineer, at 617-349-9351 / mmiguel@cambridgema.gov. If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.


Brewster and Riedesel Reconstruction Projects - October 2020

The Brewster and Riedesel Reconstruction Projects have entered the final phase of work. During the next two weeks, the City's contractor, Newport Construction, will continue brick sidewalk work. 

Final roadway paving has been scheduled for the week of Monday, October 26th, weather permitting. An additional notice for this work will be posted. 

Detours will be in place during work hours.  Please look for Detour signs, Road Closed signs, and No Parking signs as they will be changing frequently during the work.


Notice: Brewster and Riedesel Reconstruction Projects: Roadway reconstruction work beginning  7/20

In association with the Brewster and Riedesel Reconstruction Project, the City’s Contractor, Newport Construction., will begin to reconstruct the roadway on Brewster Street and Riedesel Streets beginning Monday, July 20th.

To ensure the roadway conditions will be favorable for many years to come, crews will engage in full-depth reconstruction. At the end of each day, the contractor will clean the work site to allow for motorists to utilize the roadway. The road surface will be gravel for several days while this work is being done on both streets. Once both streets have been fully excavated, crews will return to lay a primary binder of asphalt that will remain until the end of the project. Please use caution when navigating the area on foot, by bicycle and by motor vehicle.

This roadway work will take 1-2 weeks, weather permitting. Once complete, crews will begin the curb and sidewalk restoration part of the project. This work is expected to take 2-3 months.

Final roadway paving will occur at the end of the project and will be announced via an additional notice in the coming months. Detours will be in place during work hours.  Please look for Detour signs, Road Closed signs, and No Parking signs as they will be changing frequently during the work.

What to Expect During Construction:

  • General work hours 7am-4pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Please check posted No Parking signs.
  • During this work, the roadway will be lower, making the curbs higher for parked cars.Please use caution when opening car doors as to not damage them on the curbs.
  • Access will be maintained for abutters whenever possible.During work hours, abutters will be allowed to travel the wrong way down one way streets in order to access their property. Caution should be used.After work hours, roadways will reopen for all in their normal travel directions.
  • Access will be maintained for City services and emergency vehicles.

For Information and Assistance During Construction:

Questions regarding this project?  Contact Kate Riley, Project Administrator, Community Relations, at 617.349.4870/ kriley@cambridgema.gov or Melissa Miguel, Supervising Engineer, at 617-349-9351.  If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this construction.


Notice: Brewster and Riedesel Reconstruction Projects

In association with the Brewster and Riedesel Reconstruction Projects, the City’s Contractor, Newport Construction., will be on site July 10th adjusting castings in the street and performing other minor non-invasive prep work.

This work is in advance of roadway work expected to take place the last week of July, consisting of grinding the roadway and laying a primary binder of asphalt. Following roadway work, crews will return to begin curb and sidewalk restoration. This work will be preceded by additional notice.

Detours will be in place during work hours. Please look for Detour signs, Road Closed signs, and No Parking signs as they will be changing frequently during the work.

What to Expect During Construction:

  • General work hours 7am-4pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Please check posted No Parking signs.
  • During this work, the roadway will be lower, making the curbs higher for parked cars. Please use caution when opening car doors as to not damage them on the curbs.
  • Access will be maintained for abutters whenever possible. Caution should be used. After work hours, roadways will reopen for all in their normal travel directions.
  • Access will be maintained for City services and emergency vehicles.


For Information and Assistance During Construction:


Questions regarding this project? Contact Kate Riley, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4870/ kriley@cambridgema.gov or Melissa Miguel, Supervising Engineer, at 617-349-9351. For more information about the project and to sign up for the project email list, visit https://www.cambridgema.gov/Departments/publicworks/cityprojects/2017/brewsterriedesel. If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this construction.


Notice: City Construction Projects Update

On March 18th, Cambridge issued a Temporary Emergency Construction Moratorium to limit construction in the City to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Last week, the City issued an Amended Temporary Emergency Construction Order to allow construction to restart in a phased approach in the coming weeks.

What does this mean for construction in my neighborhood?

Beginning this week, you may start to see some construction activity related to site safety preparations, including installation of hand wash stations and other site modifications related to COVID-19 safety precautions. Beginning June 1st, you may start to see increased activity on your street related to the re-starting of construction. We will be in touch via additional notices with a schedule and information specific to the project on your street.

Residents should be aware that No Parking signs will start to appear in relation to construction activity. Contractors will make every effort to provide 48-hours’ notice, but please check the street frequently.

Help Us Spread the Word!
We will not be distributing paper notices to each location at this time. Please encourage your neighbors to sign up to receive email notifications about projects around the City at cambridgema.gov/subscribe.

COVID-19 Control Plan for Construction:
In addition to the stringent safety guidelines required by the State, all contractors will need to submit to the Inspectional Services Department or Department of Public Works, as appropriate, a COVID-19 Control Plan for Cambridge on permitted projects. This plan will require:

  • A cleaning and decontamination checklist; The number of workers expected on the job site; and
  • No non-essential personnel may be present at the worksite.
  • Additionally, contractors will be encouraged, and in some cases required, to conduct a site-specific risk analysis and enhanced COVID-19 safety plan for more complex projects.

As previously announced on May 18, the City of Cambridge will expand currently allowed construction activity in the City in four phases:

  • Phase 1, beginning May 25, will add site safety prep work for projects previously permitted by Inspectional Services (ISD) and Public Works (DPW). Forthcoming amendments to the City’s Temporary Emergency Construction Order issued on March 18 will modify the definition of essential construction to include work associated with COVID-19 restaurant modification needed to allow them to safely reopen;
  • Phase 2, beginning on June 1, will add horizontal construction, city building projects, 100% affordable housing developments, larger buildings (over 25,000 square feet) previously permitted by ISD or DPW;
  • Phase 3, tentatively beginning on June 15, will add all remaining existing construction previously permitted by ISD and DPW; and
  • Phase 4, tentatively beginning on June 29, will add new permits. Permits can be submitted, and pre-reviews will occur at any time, but permits will not be formally accepted or issued until this date.

For additional details on the Amended Temporary Emergency Construction Order, please click here.


Notice: Water main tie-in at Brattle St. beginning week of 2/18

As part of the Brewster St. and Riedesel Ave. Reconstruction Project, the City’s contractor, Newport Construction, will be performing a water main tie-in of the new main on Riedesel Ave. to the existing main on Brattle St. This work is expected to begin Tuesday, February 18th.

In order to make this tie-in, water services will be shut off for a period of time on Brattle St. between Sparks St. and Appleton St. We anticipate this work being later in the week, but impacted residences will receive notice from the water department 24-hours in advance.

Crews will work quickly to limit impacts, but residents in the impacted area should expect to be without water for several hours during the day when work is taking place. We appreciate your patience as we work to upgrade the utilities in the neighborhood.

Once work is completed, the roadway will be restored. Newport Construction will return in the spring for curb, sidewalk and roadway reconstruction.

What to Expect During Construction:


• Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday.
• “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times.
• Two-way traffic flow will be maintained on Brattle St., but please use caution when driving through the area.
• Vehicle access in and out of properties will be maintained but may be restricted for short periods. If you need access and your driveway is blocked, please speak to a crew member on site and they will make accommodations for you.
• Emergency vehicles will have access at all times.

Information & Assistance:

Questions regarding this project? Contact Kate Riley, Community Relations Manager, at 617-349-4870/ kriley@cambridgema.gov or Melissa Miguel, Supervising Engineer, at 617-349-9351 / mmiguel@cambridgema.gov. If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.


Notice: Drainage work to begin on Riedesel Ave the week of 2/5

As part of the Riedesel Ave Reconstruction Project, the City’s contractor, Newport Construction, will begin mobilizing on Riedesel Ave next week ahead of the start of drainage work. 

On or about Wednesday, 2/5, weather permitting, Newport will begin the installation of several catch basins along the curb line to improve drainage along Riedesel Ave.

What to Expect During Construction: 

• Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday.
• “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times.
• Vehicle access in and out of properties will be maintained but may be restricted for short periods. If you need access and your driveway is blocked, please speak to a crew member on site and they will make accommodations for you.
• Emergency vehicles will have access at all times.

Information & Assistance:

Questions regarding this project? Contact Kate Riley, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4870/ kriley@cambridgema.gov or Melissa Miguel, Supervising Engineer, at 617-349-9351 / mmiguel@cambridgema.gov. If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary. 


Notice: Drainage work to begin on Brewster Street the week of 1/13

As part of the Brewster Street Reconstruction Project, the City’s contractor, Newport Construction, will begin mobilizing on Brewster Street next week ahead of the start of drainage work.

On or about Monday, 1/13, weather permitting, Newport will begin the installation of several catch basins along the curb line to improve drainage along Brewster Street.The Brewster Street Reconstruction Project is part of the City's 5-Year Plan for Street and Sidewalks and will include paving, sidewalk work, and pedestrian ramp installations. 

What to Expect During Construction:
  • Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday.
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times. 
  • Vehicle access in and out of properties will be maintained but may be restricted for short periods. If you need access and your driveway is blocked, please speak to a crew member on site and they will make accommodations for you.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times.
 

Information & Assistance:

Questions regarding this project?  Contact Kate Riley, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4870/ kriley@cambridgema.gov or Melissa Miguel, Supervising Engineer, at 617-349-9351 / mmiguel@cambridgema.gov.  If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.

Notice: Brewster St. and Riedesel Ave Reconstruction Project:  Tree Pruning Taking Place Week of 9/30

As part of the Brewster St. and Riedesel Ave. Reconstruction Project, the City’s contractor, Newport Construction, will have a tree sub-contractor on Brewster St. and Riedesel Ave. next week pruning trees as part of their tree protection program. This pruning will also help promote healthy canopy growth. This work is expected to take 2-3 days.

Over the winter, if favorable weather conditions exist, crews from Newport Construction will begin mobilizing on Brewster St. and Riedesel Ave. ahead of the start of drainage work. They may be saw-cutting areas of the roadway and delivering drainage structures to the site.

The drainage work consists of the installation of several catch basins along the curb line to improve drainage along both streets. This work is expected to take 6-8 weeks. Crews will return in late spring/early summer to reconstruct the roadway, curbs and sidewalks.  


What to Expect During Construction: 

  • Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday.
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times.  
  • Vehicle access in and out of properties will be maintained but may be restricted for short periods. If you need access and your driveway is blocked, please speak to a crew member on site and they will make accommodations for you.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times.  

Information & Assistance:

Questions regarding this project?  Contact Kate Riley, Community Relations Manager, at 617-349-4870/ kriley@cambridgema.gov or Melissa Miguel, Supervising Engineer, at 617-349-9351 / mmiguel@cambridgema.gov.  If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.


Brewster and Riedesel Reconstruction Project

Due to unforeseen utility conflicts on Huron Ave (part of Contract 23A) the work on Brewster and Riedesel has been delayed. An updated schedule is available on the "Schedule" tab of the project page. 


Notice: Chapter 90 Contract 23A Reconstruction Project - Riedesel Ave, Brewster St, Highland St and Huron Ave (Concord Ave to Raymond St.) Work beginning over the next month.

As part of the Chapter 90 Contract 23A Reconstruction Project, the City’s contractor, Newport Construction, will begin mobilizing in the coming days.

Newport will begin installing tree protection along the street, performing survey and layout work, saw-cutting areas of the roadway and delivering drainage structures.  DigSafe markings will also begin appearing on the sidewalk and roadways. 

Over the next month, weather permitting, Newport will begin the installation of the water main along Huron Ave between Garden and Raymond Streets. Resident of Huron Ave. will receive a notice with specific details regarding this work. Additionally, notices will be delivered to each individual street detailing work specific to that street as the project progresses.

This project is part of the City’s 5-Year Plan for Street and Sidewalks and will include paving, sidewalk improvements and utility installations.

What to Expect During Construction:

  • Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday.
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times. 
  • Vehicle access in and out of properties will be maintained but may be restricted for short periods. If you need access and your driveway is blocked, please speak to a crew member on site and they will make accommodations for you.
  • Emergency vehicles and City service vehicles will have access at all times. 

The addition of street trees is also part of this project and planting will take place at the end of the project during either the fall or spring planting season.

Residents should also be aware of the following:

Back of Sidewalk Tree Planting Program: The term “Back of Sidewalk" refers to the edge of the sidewalk where public way meets private properties.  In the case of this program, the City will plant trees along the back of sidewalk, (up to 20 feet off the public way) on private property of interested, eligible owners

Sidewalk material options: It is the City’s policy to replace existing sidewalks with the same material (concrete with concrete, brick with wire cut brick). However, during this project, property owners will have the option of changing their sidewalk for a fee if they choose. More information is available here

Information & Assistance:
Questions regarding this project?  Contact Kate Riley, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4870/ kriley@cambridgema.gov or Brian McLane, Engineer, at 617-945-4084 / bmclane@cambridgema.gov.  If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary. For more info about specific projects visit the City construction projects list.

Riedesel Ave. Water Work beginning Wednesday, July 25th.


In association with The Department of Public Works (DPW) roadway and sidewalk reconstruction project, the Cambridge Water Department (CWD) will be replacing the old 6” water main on Riedesel Ave, starting at Brewster St and working towards Brattle St. This work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 25th, or soon thereafter. During this process the Water Department will be upgrading the existing 100+ year old 6” cast iron water main with a new 8” Ductile Iron water main which will include all valves hydrants and water services. This work is expected to take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete.

IMPROVING YOUR WATER SYSTEM:
As part of our ongoing maintenance program, we must periodically recondition and replace sections of our water system to maintain the highest quality water at an adequate pressure. Some of the benefits of this work are improved water quality, better flows, increased fire protection and better control of our system.

HOW WILL THIS WORK AFFECT YOU?
WATER SERVICE - The water main or your water service may need to be taken out of service to improve the system. During this project we will make every effort to minimize water service interruptions. While the work is in progress, residents and businesses along the route may have a need to be provided with a “temporary” supply of water during these interruptions. We will notify you at least 72 hours in advance of any water interruptions and make every effort to minimize impacts to your water service.

PARKING - Some restricted parking will occur during construction and every effort to minimize this inconvenience will be made. Daily work zones will be posted for no parking and every effort will be made to avoid any vehicle towing.

PLEASE….WATCH YOUR STEP!
If you live, travel, work or shop in the project area, you'll notice a number of openings in the street to allow access to the water main running across the intersections. All openings will be covered at the end of each workday and will be resurfaced as soon as possible after the project is finished. You can help by cautioning your family and friends to watch their step and to avoid the work areas as much as possible.

LEAD LINED WATER SERVICES:
The water department will be removing all lead-lined water services within this project area and replacing them with copper tubing. If our records indicate that you have a lead lined service, you will receive additional correspondence explaining the process and what steps you need to take at a later time. The lead-lined water services will be replaced from the water main to the property line (rear of sidewalk) at no charge to the customer. With regard to your water service from the property line to the water meter (property side), you may elect to retain the services of a contractor of your choice or you can select any of the pre-approved contractor’s from a list that will be provided with the upcoming lead service notification letter. The cost for replacing the water service from the property line to the water meter will be the responsibility of the property owner. It is in your best financial interest to have the property side water service work done in coordination with the work of the Water Department. We will notify you in advance if you currently have a lead service line to your property.

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM:
If a problem should occur as a result of our work please report it directly to the Cambridge Water Department by calling Rich Holly @ 617-349-4788 Mon-Fri from 7-3 or our 24-hour emergency number at 617-349-4770. Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we work to improve your water system.

Mark Gallagher
Director of Engineering and Distribution
Cambridge Water Department
617-349- 4770 Office




Community Meeting Notice - Riedesel Ave
Wednesday, May 30th
Meet on site at 6:30pm to review plans & discuss resident concerns


Riedesel Ave (Brattle to Brewster) is scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2018.

On Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30pm, the Community Development Department and the Department of Public Works will be hosting a meeting on site to review the current proposed plans (see reverse side) and discuss residents’ concerns.

The goal of this meeting is to finalize a design that provides an accessible sidewalk, as much greenspace as possible, and works for the community. By meeting on site, City staff can walk the street with residents and look at each frontage individually.

Prior to the meeting, City staff will mark out the minimum 4' width sidewalk on each side of Riedesel Ave as well as the proposed curb extensions shown on the latest plan. These markings will help facilitate discussion during the on site meeting and should not be taken as an indication of the final plan.

Information and Assistance
The City of Cambridge does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The City of Cambridge will provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative format, and reasonable modifications in policies upon request. To receive future updates via email, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at driviello@cambridgema.gov / 617.349.4825 or visit the project page at www.CambridgeMA.gov/BrewsterRiedesel.


NOTICE: Boring and Pavement Core Samples on Your Street - 5/2

As part of the design process for roadway reconstruction of your street, the City's consultant, through Carr-Dee Corporation, will begin subsurface investigations. The purposes of these investigations is to obtain existing pavement, soil and groundwater conditions. The results will assist in determining the type of roadway reconstruction that will take place on your street. 

Boring locations have been selected in areas that will give the best representation of roadway conditions while minimizing traffic and parking disruptions. However, "No Parking" areas will still be designated and a detail officer has been requested to be on-sight to help direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic. "No Parking" signs will be posted 48 hours in advance.

The impacted streets are:

  • Highland St.

  • Brewster St.
  • Riedesel Ave.
  • Huron Ave.
  • St. Mary Rd.
  • Franklin St.
  • Sixth St.

In addition to these test sites, you may start to see utilities markings in the road and on the sidewalk. This is all part of the design phase. You will be notified in advance of any street and sidewalk construction as the project progresses.

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve your street.


NOTICE: Locations Identified for Potential Addition of Street Trees During the Project

The Department of Public Works has received requests from several neighbors on Brewster Street about placing additional street trees as part of the reconstruction project.

The City Arborist walked Brewster Street recently and we have placed stickers on the sidewalk noting possible locations for new plantings.

Tree Sticker

Note: The Arborist did not place stickers where public shade trees could impact private landscaping. However, if property owners would like a tree in those locations, please reach out to the City Arborist.

We ask that residents observe these stickers and proposed locations and provide feedback to Public Works about whether they wish for a street tree to be placed at that location.

Please contact our Supervising Engineer and/or City Arborist by April 1, 2018 with any questions, comments, or concerns about the proposed locations:

• Melissa Miguel, Supervising Engineer – mmiguel@cambridgema.gov
• David Lefcourt, City Arborist – dlefcourt@cambridgema.gov

The City also offers a “Back of Sidewalk Tree Planting Program” where the City will plant trees along the back of sidewalk, (up to 20 feet off the public way) on private property of interested, eligible owners. More information is available under the “Documents” tab of this page.

As a reminder, the addition of street trees is part of this project and planting will take place at the end of the project during either the fall or spring planting season.


March 5, 2018

An updated color rendering of the draft concept plan for Riedesel Avenue is now available under the "Documents" tab on this page.  This updated concept is based on feedback from residents during the community meeting held on February 13th.


February 16, 2018

Design concepts as well as traffic data for Brewster St. and Riedesel Ave discussed at the 2/13/18 community meeting are now available under the "Documents" tab of this page. A new markup of a design concept for Riedesel Ave is also available under the "Documents" tab based on feedback/discussions with residents at the 2/13/18 meeting. These are not final and are for discussion only.

Examples of curb extensions for plantings and mountable curbs are also available under the "Documents" tab for reference.


NOTICE: Brewster/Riedesel Reconstruction Project Community Meeting on February 13.

Brewster St (Appleton to Sparks) and Riedesel Ave (Brattle to Brewster) are scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2018.

On Tuesday, February 13, from 6:00-7:30 pm, the Community Development Department and the Department of Public Works will be hosting a community meeting in the Buckingham Browne & Nichols Lower School gymnasium located at 10 Buckingham St. Please enter the building via the entrance on Parker St.

The focus of this meeting will be to hear neighbors’ concerns and review preliminary design options for the street. We encourage you to attend, as we value the feedback we receive from Cambridge residents and businesses.

Information and Assistance

The City of Cambridge does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The City of Cambridge will provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative format, and reasonable modifications in policies upon request. To receive future updates via email, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at driviello@cambridgema.gov / 617.349.4825.


November 2017

Surveyors will be on site to begin survey work as part of the design process.


NOTICE: Brewster/Riedesel Reconstruction Project Community Meeting on Oct. 17

Brewster St (Appleton to Sparks) and Riedesel Ave (Brattle to Brewster) are scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2018.

City staff would like to work with residents to discuss possible physical changes to the road that could be incorporated into this project to slow vehicles and increase pedestrian safety.

On Tuesday, October 17, from 6:00-7:30 pm, the Community Development Department and the Department of Public Works will be hosting a community meeting in the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School gymnasium located at 10 Buckingham St. Please enter the building via the entrance on Parker St.
The focus of this meeting will be to hear neighbors’ concerns and provide information about options for the street. We encourage you to attend, as we value the feedback we receive from Cambridge residents and businesses.

Information and Assistance
The City of Cambridge does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The City of Cambridge will provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative format, and reasonable modifications in policies upon request. For more information, please contact Juan P. Avendano, Community Development Project Manager, at 617. 349.4655 / javendano@cambridgema.gov. To receive future updates via email, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at driviello@cambridgema.gov / 617.349.4825.


The schedule below is updated as of June 15, 2020 and is approximate and subject to change due to conditions.

July 2020: Grind roadway and lay primary binder (approximately 2 weeks)

August 2020: Curb and sidewalk (approximately 4 weeks)

September 2020:Final paving (approximately 2 days) and Punchlist items (approximately 2 weeks)


The UPDATED schedule presented below is APPROXIMATE and may change due to weather or unforeseen complications with subsurface conditions. 

February 2020: Drainage and utility work (approximately 3 weeks)

April 2020: Grind roadway and lay primary binder (approximately 2 weeks)

May/June 2020: Curb and sidewalk (approximately 4 weeks)

June/July 2020:Final paving (approximately 2 days) and Punchlist items (approximately 2 weeks)


The schedule presented below is APPROXIMATE and may change due to weather or unforeseen complications with subsurface conditions.

August 2019: Drainage and utility work (approximately 3 weeks)

September 2019: Grind roadway and lay primary binder (approximately 2 weeks)

September 2019: Curb and sidewalk (approximately 4 weeks)

October 2019: Final paving (approximately 2 days)

October 2019: Punchlist items (approximately 2 weeks)

 


Please check the "Updates" tab for the most up-to-date information. Brewster St (Appleton to Sparks) and Riedesel Ave (Brattle to Brewster) are scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2019.

 

Brewster St (Appleton to Sparks) and Riedesel Ave (Brattle to Brewster) are scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2018.

City staff is working with residents to discuss possible physical changes that could be incorporated in this project, including traffic calming. 

Kate Riley

Project Administrator- Community Relations

Phone: 617-349-4870

Email: kriley@cambridgema.gov

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