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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.
  • 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
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

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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