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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
Harvard Square MBTA Elevator Project/DeGuglielmo Plaza
MBTA Elevator Construction and DeGuglielmo Plaza Reconstruction.
MBTA Elevator Construction and DeGuglielmo Plaza Reconstruction. Completed Project
City Hall Annex Entry Plaza Accessibility Upgrades
City Hall Annex Entry Plaza Accessibility Upgrades anticipated to begin in March 2018.
City Hall Annex Entry Plaza Accessibility Upgrades anticipated to begin in March 2018. Buildings Current Construction
City Hall Window Restoration Project
City Hall Window Sills
City Hall Window Sills Buildings Completed Project
Graham and Parks School Improvements
Building & Park Improvements
Building & Park Improvements Buildings Current Construction
Taylor Square Fire Station Improvement Project
Beginning Spring 2019 and lasting for approximately 12 months, several improvements will be taking place at the Taylor Square Fire Station. Work will be taking place on the interior and exterior of the building. See below for project updates, timeline and additional info.
Beginning Spring 2019 and lasting for approximately 12 months, several improvements will be taking place at the Taylor Square Fire Station. Work will be taking place on the interior and exterior of the building. See below for project updates, timeline and additional info. Buildings Current Construction
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
King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex Project
King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex Project
King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex Project City Managers Office Current Construction
The Martin Luther King Jr. School Construction Project
MLK School Construction Project
MLK School Construction Project City Managers Office Completed Project
Tobin Montessori & Vassal Lane Upper Schools Project
The Cambridge Public Schools’ Innovation Agenda will result in the creation of four new upper school campuses serving students in grades 6 to 8. The Tobin and Vassal Lane Upper Schools, located at 197 Vassal Lane, Cambridge, will be the third school to be redesigned.
The Cambridge Public Schools’ Innovation Agenda will result in the creation of four new upper school campuses serving students in grades 6 to 8. The Tobin and Vassal Lane Upper Schools, located at 197 Vassal Lane, Cambridge, will be the third school to be redesigned. City Managers Office In Planning
Drainage and Community Garden Project Page
Aimed at improving drainage along the perimeter path near the bike path entrance, as well as increasing access and improving design of the community gardens.
Aimed at improving drainage along the perimeter path near the bike path entrance, as well as increasing access and improving design of the community gardens. Fresh Pond Reservation Current Construction

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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