Concord Avenue Neighborhood

The Concord Ave Project includes the streets listed below. To view streetscape plans, please click on one of the 4 general areas in the table below.

2017 Updated Streetscape Plans

Northeast Area Northwest Area South Area Concord Avenue
Chilton St. (N. of Concord Ave) Alpine St. (N. of Concord Ave) Alpine St. (S. of Concord Ave)
Copley Street Bay State Road Chilton St. (S. of Concord Ave)
Fayerweather St. (N. of Concord Ave) Birch Street Fayerweather St. (S. of Concord Ave)
Field Street (East of Alpine St.) Corporal Burns Road Saville Street
Hazel Street Fern Street
Ivy Street Field Street (W. of Alpine St.)
Walden Street Garden Street

Notice: Huron Ave/Concord Ave. Area Sidewalk Replacement

Beginning the week of June 17th, the City’s contractor, Fred DeRoma & Sons, began replacing sidewalk panels on Huron Ave / Concord Ave and surrounding side streets. This work includes replacing discrete sidewalk panels that are showing signs of significant spalling (premature deterioration of the concrete).

Repairs for the entire area are expected to last approximately 4-6 weeks, weather permitting, with discrete location repairs expected to each last approximately 2-3 days. Sidewalk panel replacements will occur on sections of Huron Ave, Concord Ave, Lakeview Ave, Fayerweather St, Reservoir St, Highland St, Appleton St, Royal Ave, Walden St, Standish St, Malcolm Rd, Vassal Lane , Larch Road, and Grozier Rd. The panels to be replaced have been individually marked with pink spray paint.

What to Expect During Construction:
• General work hours will be 7am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.
• If the project requires a street closure, you will be notified in advance.
• “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of construction; please be sure to check posted signs for exact dates and times.
• When work occurs directly in front of driveways or entryways, access may be limited. The contractor will work with residents and businesses directly to limit disruptions to the greatest extent possible.
• City services will continue uninterrupted and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times.

Concrete Care
During the first year of service the use of deicing chemicals affects concrete, so we advise limiting use of these chemicals to keep sidewalks in good condition for years to come. Instead, if possible, shovel early and often. Follow product instructions and only use as much deicer as indicated on the packaging. Remove as much snow and ice as you can first and only use deicer on what you can’t take care of with a shovel. For wet snow or sleet and freezing rain, apply deicer product before it starts to snow to prevent snow and ice from bonding with pavement.

Information & Assistance:

If you have any questions regarding construction, please contact Kate Riley, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4870 / kriley@cambridgema.gov or Yaser Samerraei, Engineer, at 857.235.9970 ysamerraei@cambridgema.gov.


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


Alewife Sewer Separation Project Newsletter - March/April 2017

Spring 2017 Events

Upcoming Activity:
  • Project wide installation of planting areas, tree plantings, biobasin, trench drain at library, and bike rings scheduled to begin in March 2017.
  • Sign installation project wide to begin March 2017.
  • Sidewalk and crosswalk work to resume March 2017.
  • Installation of artscape and multi-use path on Fern Street to begin in April 2017 and continue through May 2017.
  • Final paving and pavement markings on Concord Ave and remaining side streets beginning in May 2017 and continue through June 2017.
  • Porous pavement installation in June 2017.


Alewife Sewer Separation Project - Construction Update for August/September 2016

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Week of November 20th – November 24th*
*There will be no work on Thursday, November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving.

Activity Description:
• Project wide – Miscellaneous sidewalk work
• Project wide – Miscellaneous sign installation
• Project wide – Miscellaneous punch list items

Week of November 27th – December 1st (anticipated activity)

Activity Description:
• Project wide – Miscellaneous sidewalk work
• Project wide – Miscellaneous sign installation
• Project wide – Miscellaneous punch list items

Resident Engineer: Mike Smith at (857) 201-1005 / Michael.d.smith@mwhglobal.com

Contact Information:
For any questions, concerns, or assistance with this project, or to sign up to receive project
specific email updates, please contact KyAnn Anderson, Community Relations Manager, at (617) 498-4708 / kanderson@kleinfelder.com
In case of emergency after hours or on weekends, please call the DPW 24-Hour line at (617)-349-4800.

Parking Notifications:
For on-going construction zones, we aim for “No Parking” signs to be posted 48 hours advance; however, with changing schedules; coordination with private utility companies; and unexpected conditions; that isn’t always possible. A minimum of 24 hours advance notice is required in on-going construction zones. We encourage residents parking in, or adjacent to, on-going construction zones to leave a key with a friend or neighbor if leaving for more than 24 hours.

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


April 2017

Click here for the latest community schedule.

Concord Avenue Neighborhood Contract Overall Schedule:
• Preliminary Design: January 2013 – May 2013
• Final Design: June 2013 – September 2013
• Construction Begins* winter 2013/2014





PROJECT BACKGROUND

The Alewife Sewer Separation Project is made up of three major contract areas in three adjoining neighborhoods, the Huron Avenue A, Huron Avenue B and Concord Avenue neighborhoods. These contracts are part of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s (MWRA) Long Term Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Plan for the Alewife Brook. Sewer separation and stormwater management in these contract areas will separate existing combined sewers and provide dedicated sanitary sewers and stormwater drains.

About The Design

The principal goals of the Alewife Sewer Separation Project is to improve water quality in the Alewife Brook by eliminating combined sewer overflows; protect Fresh Pond Reservoir from potential contaminants; and, control the occurrences of street flooding and sewer and stormwater backups on public and private properties. Prior to beginning design, building and system investigation for the entire project area was undertaken by the City’s consultants. Those Investigations are necessary to understand how and where discharges from the sanitary sewer, sump pump, yard drain, driveway drain, stairwell drain and roof drains leave private property. In addition to the sewer separation work, the infrastructure design for each project area will include upgrades of water, cable, gas and electric.

The City will work with the community in developing an approach to surface improvements that address pedestrian, vehicular, landscaping, and environmental concerns for each of the project areas. Community meetings will be held to discuss neighborhood concerns and potential design solutions.

Cambridge Department of Public Works
147 Hampshire Street
Catherine Daly Woodbury, Project Manager
cwoodbury@cambridgema.gov / 617.349.4818

DPW Office hours are:
Mondays, 8:30 AM to 8 PM
Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Friday, 8:30 AM to 12 noon

For information related to the project design and to sign up to receive project specific email updates contact KyAnn Anderson, the DPW's Community Coordinator at 617.498.4708/ Kanderson@kleinfelder.com or Catherine Daly Woodbury the DPW's Project Manager at 617.349.4818/ cwoodbury@cambridgema.gov .

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