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Public Works News

  • DPW Service Schedule for Labor Day

    In observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, Sept. 7, there will be no trash, recycling, or yard waste collection in Cambridge. Trash and recycling daily pickup routes will be one day behind schedule for the remainder of that week. The odd side B district will be swept on Monday, Aug. 31.

  • Concord Ave Road Work

    Night work on Concord Avenue at the intersection of Huron Ave will start Sunday, August 30th between 8:00pm and 5:00am and is anticipated to be complete by September 4th. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and motorists can expect delays on and around the avenues. Please avoid the area when possible. The Cambridge Police Department will be on site to assist with traffic management. View traffic detour and bus stop relocation.

  • Mass Ave Roadway Milling and Paving

    Night paving on Mass. Avenue (Russell St. to Beech St.) will start Friday, August 28th between 8:00pm and 9:00am. Grinding on Mass Ave (Linnaean St to Everett St) will start on Sunday, August 30th, 6:00pm to 9:00am and Monday, August 31st from 8:00pm to 9:00am. Traffic lane restrictions will be in place and motorists can expect delays. Please avoid the area when possible. The Cambridge Police Department will be on site to assist with traffic management. View traffic detours.

  • Western Avenue Roadway Paving

    Roadway paving on Western Avenue will take place August 7 -9. Motorists can expect significant delays on and around the avenue. Please avoid the area when possible. Massachusetts State Police and the Cambridge Police Department will be on site to assist with traffic management. View detour routes and paving sequence schedule.

  • Tree Removal Hearing

    August 4, 2015

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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

RECYCLING CENTER HOURS

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

Owen O'Riordan
Commissioner