Eliot Street Reconstruction Project

Following gas main replacement by Eversource, Eliot St., between John F. Kennedy St. and Bennett St., is scheduled for sidewalk and street reconstruction in 2019. This work will entail adding drainage structures to the street, replacing the water main, reconstructing the sidewalks and re-paving the street. 

February 2020

Crews will continue working on street lights and traffic signals.  

December 2019

Crews have completed temporary paving and marking the roadway for the winter. They will continue electrical work including connecting and installing new street lights and pedestrian traffic controls. Weather permitting, crews will begin resetting curbs. 

November 2019

11/18/2019-11/22/2019 Crews will be temporary paving the travel lane adjacent to Charlie's Kitchen. 

October 2019

10/28/2019 Crews will be continuing water main work in front of Charlie's Kitchen. They will be testing and working to tie-in water services. 

September 2019

Crews will be working to tie-in water services overnight on Tuesday, September 23rd beginning at 2AM. This work has been approved through a Special Noise Variance in order to limit water interruptions to abutters. This work is being performed by the Cambridge Water Department. 

August 2019

Crews have encountered a few unforeseen conflicts with utilities in the area which has resulted in a delay in setting curbs and reconstructing sidewalks. The appropriate utility companies have been on-site trying to resolve these issues and we anticipate work to resume the week of 8/12. 

A diagram of the pavement markings has been uploaded to the "Document" tab of the project page. 

June 2019

6/2/2019-6/6/2019: No work scheduled

6/9/2019-6/20/2019: Crews will continue to replace water main and services. In addition, they will continue providing conduit for the new street light poles.

6/23/2019-7/19/2019: Pending completion of the water and electrical work, crews will begin replacing and resetting curbs, grading sidewalks and installing pavers. 

May 2019

5/13-5/24: Crews will be working to replace the water main and lay conduit as weather permits. There will be no work the week of 5/27 to accommodate Harvard Commencement. 

April, 2019:

Once Eversource is done with their work replacing the gas main and services, crews from the City's contractor, Newport Construction, will be mobilizing in advance of drainage work. This will entail installing tree protection and doing some subsurface investigations. 

February/March 2020: Street light and traffic signal work.

April 2020: Road reconstruction

May/June 2020: Curb and sidewalk replacement

Updated Schedule 

December 2019: street light wiring, installation, and connection. Pedestrian traffic signal and electrical work. Resetting curbing if weather permits.

April, 2019: Eversource Gas completes gas main and service replacements. Tree protection installed. Subsurface condition inspections.

May 2019: drainage installations. Water main replacement.

June 2019: water main replacement.

July/August 2019: curb and sidewalk replacement

July 2019: traffic signal and electrical work

August 2019: final paving of roadway, pavement markings.

Kate Riley - Community Relations Manager



Melissa Miguel - Supervising Engineer



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