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7/24/18, 9:34 AM -

Expect significant disruption to traffic due to the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project, which is scheduled to occur between July 26-Aug. 11. Learn about impacts to motorists, MBTA bus riders, bicyclists and pedestrians. 


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Public Works News

  • Need More Compost Bags?

    The City has compiled a list of local retailers that carry compostable bags for your kitchen bins.

  • Commonwealth Ave Bridge Replacement Project

    The next intensive construction phase for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) upcoming Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project is scheduled to take place between Thursday, July 26, 2018 and Saturday, August 11, 2018.

  • Cambridge Teams up with MassDEP on “Recycle Right” Campaign

    The City of Cambridge is joining with MassDEP (Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection) as part of their “Recycle Right” campaign to focus on getting the correct items into curbside recycling and reduce contamination.

  • Green Rose Heritage Park

    Over the next month, the City will be working to replace the sidewalks in and around Green Rose Heritage Park.

  • Eversource Gas Work On Binney and Plymouth Streets

    Eversource is repairing and improving the natural gas distribution system in the Binney and Plymouth Streets neighborhood, beginning on the week of July 30th, 2018, and continuing through the week of August 20th, 2018.

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
24 Hour emergency 617.349.4860

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Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

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