Talbot Street Outfall

MIT in collaboration with the City of Cambridge is planning to install a new drainage structure from Talbot Street to the Charles River to improve stormwater management in the area due to current and future development. The project will begin construction in October of this year and continue through to the Fall of 2019.

For the most up-to-date information on this project, please visit:

 

https://courbanize.com/projects/coc-wc_stormwaterproject/information



February 2018- City of Cambridge Conservation Commission - Order of Conditions

Summer 2018- Construction under Grand Junction Railroad

June 2018- Army Corps of Engineer - Permit Approval

August 2018- MassDEP Chapter 91 Waterways License - Approval

October 2018- Site Mobilization, Construction begins

November 2018- Install concrete box culvert in West Lot

Fall 2019- Demobilize

What's in the Works

MIT in collaboration with the City of Cambridge is planning to install a new drainage structure from Talbot Street to the Charles River to improve stormwater management in the area due to current and future development. The project will begin construction in October of this year and continue through to the Fall of 2019.

What's There Now


Several years ago, the City of Cambridge installed approximately 150 feet of concrete box culvert under Vassar Street in anticipation for this project. Earlier this summer, a second section (~120 feet) of concrete box culvert and ancillary bend structures were installed under the Grand Junction Railroad. This next phase will connect 1.) existing infrastructure in Waverly Street, down Talbot to the railroad portion; 2.) Through West Lot to Vassar; 3.) From Vassar down Amherst Alley to Memorial Drive; 4.) across Memorial Drive to an outfall at the Charles River

What's Happening Next

The Contractor will be mobilizing to the site, setting up tree protection, installing erosion controls, site fencing and temporary site facilities.


Jen Letourneau, Director of Conservation Commission
Cambridge Department of Public Works

Jletourneau@cambridgema.gov

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