U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Harvard Square Improvements Project

Includes Linden, Pympton, Dunster, and JFK St.

This project has been completed. No further updates to this project page will be made.

Crews have completed all major construction activities for this project.  During the week of June 11, the contractor will perform final line striping on JFK St and sections of Dunster St. Line striping will take place at night.

For more information on this project, please click on the Project Background tab.


 The proposed schedule is as follows:

Linden Street:  Spring 2011

Plympton Street:  Spring 2011 into Summer 2011

JFK Street:  Spring 2011 into Spring 2012

Dunster Street:  Fall 2011

Please note this schedule is tentative. 

The Harvard Square Improvements Project includes surface enhancements, lighting upgrades, and upgrades to utilities.  The following is a list of the streets included in this contract and the associated improvements:


Dunster Street

  • Reconstructed roadway and sidewalks.
  • Raised crosswalk at Massachusetts Ave and Dunster St. 


JFK Street 

  • Reconstructed roadway and sidewalks
  •  New lighting fixtures.


Linden Street

  • Reconstructed roadway and sidewalks.


Plympton Street

  • Reconstructed roadway and sidewalks.



Cambridge Department of Public Works


Work hours are 7 AM to 5 PM


For information or assistance, please contact Kelly Dunn, Community Relations Manager at 617.348.4870 or kdunn@cambridgema.gov

You may also contact Lou Mothon, DPW Project Manager at 617.349.4828 or lmothon@cambridgema.gov.

For 24-hour emergency assistance please call DPW at 617-349-4800.

Page was last modified on 7/25/2023 3:43 AM
Contact Us

How can we help?

Please provide as much detail below as possible so City staff can respond to your inquiry:

As a governmental entity, the Massachusetts Public Records Law applies to records made or received by the City. Any information received through use of this site is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper.

Read our complete privacy statement

Service Requests

Enter a service request via SeeClickFix for things like missed trash pickups, potholes, etc.