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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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Project Name & Description Description Type Status
859 Massachusetts Ave Project
The City of Cambridge has purchased the building located at 859 Massachusetts Avenue formerly owned by the Chamber of Commerce. The City has decided to move the family shelter, formerly located at 3 Bigelow Street, into this location.
The City of Cambridge has purchased the building located at 859 Massachusetts Avenue formerly owned by the Chamber of Commerce. The City has decided to move the family shelter, formerly located at 3 Bigelow Street, into this location. City Managers Office Completed Project
Amory Street Reconstruction
Reconstruction of Amory Street
Reconstruction of Amory Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Appleton Street Infrastructure Improvements Project
Highland Street to Brattle Street
Highland Street to Brattle Street Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
Broadway Improvements
Third Street to Ames Street
Third Street to Ames Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Broadway Reconstruction Project
Prospect Street to Portland Street
Prospect Street to Portland Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Brookline Street Reconstruction
Brookline Street Improvements (from Henry to Pacific)
Brookline Street Improvements (from Henry to Pacific) Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
CAM400 Infrastructure Improvement Project
Includes Whittemore Ave, Harrison Ave, Seagrave Rd, Madison Ave, Magoun St, Columbus Ave, Kimball St, Kassul Pk, and Massachusetts Ave and Alewife Brook Pkwy Intersection
Includes Whittemore Ave, Harrison Ave, Seagrave Rd, Madison Ave, Magoun St, Columbus Ave, Kimball St, Kassul Pk, and Massachusetts Ave and Alewife Brook Pkwy Intersection Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
Cambridge Common and Flagstaff Park
Rehabilitation of the Cambridge Common and Flagstaff Park
Rehabilitation of the Cambridge Common and Flagstaff Park Parks Completed Project
Cambridge Park Drive Area Drainage Improvements and Stormwater Wetland Project
Includes Wheeler St, Fawcett St, CambridgePark Dr, Acorn Park Dr, and the Alewife Reservation
Includes Wheeler St, Fawcett St, CambridgePark Dr, Acorn Park Dr, and the Alewife Reservation Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
Cambridge Tunnel Reconstruction Project
Reconstruction of the Cambridge Tunnel and Overpass
Reconstruction of the Cambridge Tunnel and Overpass Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Central Square Public Toilet
As part of the City’s Participatory Budgeting process, $320,000 in the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget was allocated for a public toilet installation in Central Square.
As part of the City’s Participatory Budgeting process, $320,000 in the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget was allocated for a public toilet installation in Central Square. Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Chapter 90 Contract 11
Includes Brattle St, Prospect St, Middlesex St, Cedar St, Cameron Ave, Municipal Lot #2
Includes Brattle St, Prospect St, Middlesex St, Cedar St, Cameron Ave, Municipal Lot #2 Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Chapter 90 Contract 12
Includes Hubbard Ave, Robinson St, Cushing St, First St, Putnam Ave
Includes Hubbard Ave, Robinson St, Cushing St, First St, Putnam Ave Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Chapter 90 Contract 13
Includes Chauncy St, Upland Rd (Raymond to Huron), Lowell St, Pemberton St, Henry St
Includes Chauncy St, Upland Rd (Raymond to Huron), Lowell St, Pemberton St, Henry St Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Chapter 90 Contract 14
Includes Linnaean St, Spring St, Davis St, Moore St
Includes Linnaean St, Spring St, Davis St, Moore St Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
City Hall AV Improvements
Upgrades to the Sullivan Chamber, Ackermann Room, and Sophie J. Anastos Room
Upgrades to the Sullivan Chamber, Ackermann Room, and Sophie J. Anastos Room Housing Completed Project
City Hall Window Restoration Project
City Hall Window Sills
City Hall Window Sills Buildings Completed Project
Common Manhole Separation Project
Includes Emily St, Tudor St, Decatur St, Speridakis Terrace, Day St, Green St, Franklin St, Hamilton St, Murray Hill Rd, Main St, Anglim St, Brewer St, Amherst Alley and the Volpe Center
Includes Emily St, Tudor St, Decatur St, Speridakis Terrace, Day St, Green St, Franklin St, Hamilton St, Murray Hill Rd, Main St, Anglim St, Brewer St, Amherst Alley and the Volpe Center Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
Community Development Block Grant
Includes Elm St, Market St, Gardner Rd, Notre Dame Ave
Includes Elm St, Market St, Gardner Rd, Notre Dame Ave Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Concord Ave Reconstruction
Includes Concord Ave from Fresh Pond Parkway to Blanchard Rd.
Includes Concord Ave from Fresh Pond Parkway to Blanchard Rd. Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Concord Avenue Neighborhood
Reconstructing of utilities, streets and sidewalks in the Concord Avenue neighborhood. Phase 3 of the Alewife Sewer Separation Project.
Reconstructing of utilities, streets and sidewalks in the Concord Avenue neighborhood. Phase 3 of the Alewife Sewer Separation Project. Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
Ellery Street Reconstruction Project
Reconstruction of Ellery Street between Cambridge St and Broadway
Reconstruction of Ellery Street between Cambridge St and Broadway Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Elm and Hampshire Plaza Renovation
Plaza renovation project
Plaza renovation project Parks Completed Project
Fawcett Street
Reconstruction of Fawcett Street
Reconstruction of Fawcett Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Forest Street Reconstruction Project
Includes Forest St, Frost St (Prentiss St to Forest St) and Oxford St (Garfield St to the Somerville line)
Includes Forest St, Frost St (Prentiss St to Forest St) and Oxford St (Garfield St to the Somerville line) Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Fulkerson Street Reconstruction
Cambridge Street to Charles Street
Cambridge Street to Charles Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Haggerty School Playground
Reconstruction of the Haggerty School Playground
Reconstruction of the Haggerty School Playground Parks Completed Project
Harvard Square Improvements 2015
Mt. Auburn Street from JFK Street to Holyoke Street
Mt. Auburn Street from JFK Street to Holyoke Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Harvard Square Improvements Project
Includes Linden, Pympton, Dunster, and JFK St
Includes Linden, Pympton, Dunster, and JFK St Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Harvard Square MBTA Elevator Project/DeGuglielmo Plaza
MBTA Elevator Construction and DeGuglielmo Plaza Reconstruction.
MBTA Elevator Construction and DeGuglielmo Plaza Reconstruction. Completed Project
Harvard Square Public Toilet
Installation of Public Toilet in Harvard Square
Installation of Public Toilet in Harvard Square Parks Completed Project
Harvey Street Traffic Calming
The Community Development Department (CDD) has received several requests for traffic calming measures on Harvey Street.
The Community Development Department (CDD) has received several requests for traffic calming measures on Harvey Street. Traffic Calming Completed Project
Hayes Street Reconstruction
Roadway and Sidewalks
Roadway and Sidewalks Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Hurlbut Street Reconstruction
Sidewalks & Roadway
Sidewalks & Roadway Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Hurley Street Park Renovation
Hurley Street Park Renovation
Hurley Street Park Renovation Parks Completed Project
Huron A Improvements
Phase 1 of the Alewife Brook Sewer Separation Project.
Phase 1 of the Alewife Brook Sewer Separation Project. Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
Huron B Improvements
Phase 2 of the Alewife Brook Sewer Separation Project.
Phase 2 of the Alewife Brook Sewer Separation Project. Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
Irving Street and Scott Street
Reconstruction of Irving Street & Scott Street
Reconstruction of Irving Street & Scott Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Kenwood Street
Roadway paving, sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian ramp installations
Roadway paving, sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian ramp installations Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Kinnaird Street Reconstruction
Reconstruction of Kinnaird Street
Reconstruction of Kinnaird Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Land Boulevard Infrastructure Improvements Project
Infrastructure Improvement Project on Land Boulevard at Binney Street
Infrastructure Improvement Project on Land Boulevard at Binney Street Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
Lawn St Reconstruction
Roadway paving, sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian ramp installations
Roadway paving, sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian ramp installations Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Longfellow Road
Reconstruction of Longfellow Road
Reconstruction of Longfellow Road Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Main Street Reconstruction Project
Reconstruction of Main Street in Kendall Square
Reconstruction of Main Street in Kendall Square Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Massachusetts Ave Reconstruction Project
Linnaean St to Upland Rd
Linnaean St to Upland Rd Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Massachusetts Avenue Reconstruction
Everett Street to Linnaean Street & Beech Street to Russell Street
Everett Street to Linnaean Street & Beech Street to Russell Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Meacham Woodbridge Shea Locke
Street/ sidewalk reconstruction on Meacham Road, Woodbridge Street, Shea Road, Locke Street.
Street/ sidewalk reconstruction on Meacham Road, Woodbridge Street, Shea Road, Locke Street. Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Mead Street Reconstruction
Reconstruction of Mead Street
Reconstruction of Mead Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Mt. Auburn Street Reconstruction
Gibson Street to Fresh Pond Parkway
Gibson Street to Fresh Pond Parkway Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Myrtle/Magnolia Ave Project
Includes Myrtle Ave, Magnolia Ave, Hovey Ave, Lamont Ave
Includes Myrtle Ave, Magnolia Ave, Hovey Ave, Lamont Ave Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
New Street Infrastructure and Streetscape Improvements and Concord Lane Sewer Separation Project
New St from Bay State Rd to the railroad tracks and Concord Lane
New St from Bay State Rd to the railroad tracks and Concord Lane Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Newport Road and Roseland Street Infrastructure Improvements
Newport Road and Roseland Street Infrastructure Improvements
Newport Road and Roseland Street Infrastructure Improvements Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
Pacific Street Dog Park
Improvements to the Pacific Street Dog Park.
Improvements to the Pacific Street Dog Park. Parks Completed Project
Pemberton Street Court Renovation
Resurfacing of Tennis Courts and Basketball Courts
Resurfacing of Tennis Courts and Basketball Courts Parks Completed Project
Pleasant Street intersection at Fairmont Street Reconstruction
Pleasant Street/Fairmont Street Intersection
Pleasant Street/Fairmont Street Intersection Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Porter/Harding Streets
Roadway paving, sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian ramp installations
Roadway paving, sidewalk reconstruction, pedestrian ramp installations Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Prentiss Street Reconstruction
Includes Massachusetts Ave to the Somerville Line, Oxford St from Garfield to Forest (sewer only)
Includes Massachusetts Ave to the Somerville Line, Oxford St from Garfield to Forest (sewer only) Sewer and Stormwater Completed Project
Richard Ave and Muller Ave
Roadway & Sidewalk Reconstruction
Roadway & Sidewalk Reconstruction Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Route 2 / Route 16 intersection
MassDOT project - scheduled to be completed Spring 2016
MassDOT project - scheduled to be completed Spring 2016 Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Russell Field Path Maintenance Improvement Project
The City of Cambridge and MBTA have been working together to develop a maintenance improvement project to address the issues on the Russell Field Path which is owned and maintained by the MBTA.
The City of Cambridge and MBTA have been working together to develop a maintenance improvement project to address the issues on the Russell Field Path which is owned and maintained by the MBTA. Multi-Use Path Completed Project
Russell Field Renovation Project
The City is developing plans to renovate Russell Field and the adjacent practice field area. Plans include the resurfacing of both playing fields and site amenities to improve the functionality of the facility.
The City is developing plans to renovate Russell Field and the adjacent practice field area. Plans include the resurfacing of both playing fields and site amenities to improve the functionality of the facility. Parks Completed Project
Second Street Reconstruction
Rogers Street to Charles Street & Hurley Street to Gore Street
Rogers Street to Charles Street & Hurley Street to Gore Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Sherman Street Reconstruction
Garden Street to Walden Street
Garden Street to Walden Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
The Martin Luther King Jr. School Construction Project
MLK School Construction Project
MLK School Construction Project City Managers Office Completed Project
Tremont Street Raised Intersection
Traffic Calming at Tremont/Gardner
Traffic Calming at Tremont/Gardner Traffic Calming Completed Project
Tufts Street Reconstruction
Magazine Street to Pearl Street
Magazine Street to Pearl Street Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Waterhouse Street
Street/ sidewalk reconstruction on Waterhouse Street.
Street/ sidewalk reconstruction on Waterhouse Street. Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project
Western Ave Reconstruction Project
Includes Western Ave from Green St. to Memorial Dr.
Includes Western Ave from Green St. to Memorial Dr. Streets and Sidewalks Completed Project

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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