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Partial Roadway Paving Enhancments

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Beginning April 20th, 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):

  • Mass Ave (Inman St to Putnam Ave) – Quick Build Bike lane
  • Bay St (Mass Ave to Green St) – Curb to curb
  • Bay St (Mass Ave to Kinnard St) – Travel lane
  • Ellery (Broadway to Mass Ave) – Travel lane & bike lane
  • Broadway (Lee to Ellery St) – Travel lane
  • HS Path above Cambridge St tunnel
  • South Mass Ave IR (Sydney to Memorial drive) – infrared ponding spots per plan
  • Quincy St (Cambridge to Kirkland) – Travel lane 

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