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Partial Roadway Enhancements

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Beginning September 14th, weather permitting, the City’s contractor, E J Paving, will be performing partial roadway grinding and paving operations to enhance the road conditions on several sections of street around the City. The roadway grinding operation at each location is expected take two days followed by paving of the roadway later that same week, or the following week (weather permitting). A map of anticipated paving locations throughout the City can be found here. For a list of street sections to be re-surfaced, please see below.

Due to the nature of this work and the scale of each paving job, specific work dates on your street are not available. However, please be sure to watch for NO PARKING SIGNS, posted 24-hours in advance, which will indicate exact location and dates when work will take place. Residents who have vehicles parked in the project area will need to move them prior to 7AM.

List of Street Sections to be Re-surfaced (please note, the entire street will not be re-paved, just the travel lane of the section within the limits listed):

  • Gold Star Rd (Mass Ave to Seven Pines Ave)
  • Donnell (Concord to Garden St)
  • RC Kelley (Huron to Donnell)
  • Mt Vernon (Mass Ave to Upland)
  • Eustis (Oxford to Beacon)
  • Carver (Sacramento to Museum St)
  • Irving St (Francis to Bryant St)
  • Holden (Kirkland St to Scott St)
  • Hancock (Harvard to Kinnard)
  • Oak (Cambridge to Houghton St)
  • 7th St (Cambridge to Spring)
  • Little Concord
  • Webster (Cambridge to City line)
  • William (Pearl to River)
  • Trowbridge ( Harvard to Mass Ave)
  • Mass Ave (Trowbridge to Hancock)
  • Bow St & Dewolfe (Drive by)
  • Brookline (Lopez to Henry)
  • Quincy (Cambridge to Kirkland)
  • Bowdoin St (Hudson to Martin)
  • Sparks (Huron to Craigie)
  • Aberdeen (Huron to Brattle)
  • Oxford (Farvew to City line Watertown)
  • Orchard (Davenport to Russell)
  • Alberta (Mass Ave to Cedar)
  • Smith and Mooney street (Concord Ave to End)

Please note: above is an anticipated list. Due to weather conditions and paving contractor schedules, some streets listed above may not be paved this fall. If it rains, the list may be limited. Any remaining streets would be added to the spring paving schedule.

What to Expect During Construction

  • General work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM.
  • Emergency vehicles and City Services will have access at all times.
  • Police officers will be onsite to assist with traffic management.
  • Crews will make every effort to open the roadway as soon as possible.
  • The road will be closed, but abutters will maintain access.


Information and Assistance

If you have any questions about the paving operations or need assistance, including any special needs or disabilities that require a special accommodation, please contact Yaser Samerraei, Engineer, at 617-388-1334. In case of an emergency after hours, please call the 24-Hour line at 617 349-4800.

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Page was last modified on 9/14/2020 5:11 PM
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