Dudley Street Reconstruction Project

Dudley Street Reconstruction Project

Dudley Street Reconstruction Project
Locations identified for potential addition of street trees during project

The Department of Public Works has received requests from several neighbors on Dudley Street about placing additional street trees as part of the reconstruction project.

The City Arborist walked Dudley Street recently and we have placed stickers on the sidewalk noting possible locations for new plantings.

We ask that residents observe these stickers and proposed locations and provide feedback to Public Works about whether they wish for a street tree to be placed at that location.

Please contact our Supervising Engineer and City Arborist by March 15, 2018 with any questions, comments, or concerns about the proposed locations:

• Melissa Miguel, Supervising Engineer – mmiguel@cambridgema.gov
• David Lefcourt, City Arborist – dlefcourt@cambridgema.gov

As a reminder, the addition of street trees is part of this project and planting will take place at the end of the project during either the 2018 fall or spring planting season.


Dudley Street Reconstruction Project
Drainage work to begin week of December 4, 2017

As part of the Dudley Street Reconstruction Project, the City’s contractor, Newport Construction, will begin mobilizing on Dudley Street this week ahead of the start of drainage work.

Newport has installed tree protection along the street and will be performing survey and layout work, saw-cutting areas of the roadway, and delivering drainage structures to the site this week.

On or about Wednesday, 12/6, Newport will begin the installation of several catch basins along the curb line to improve drainage along Dudley St. This will begin at Clifton St. and work its way toward Mass Ave and is expected to last through the winter, weather permitting. The contractor expects to begin roadway and sidewalk reconstruction work in April/May with an anticipated completion date for the project of fall 2018.

The Dudley Street Reconstruction Project is part of the City’s 5-Year Plan for Street and Sidewalks and will include paving, sidewalk work, and pedestrian ramp installations.

What to Expect During Construction:
  • Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday.
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times. 
  • Vehicle access in and out of properties will be maintained, but may be restricted for short periods. If you need access and your driveway is blocked, please speak to a crew member on site and they will make accommodations for you.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times. 
Once the drainage work is complete, an additional notice will be sent to residents announcing the start of street and sidewalk reconstruction in the coming months. The addition of street trees are also part of this project and planting will take place at the end of the project during either the fall or spring planting season. Residents should also be aware of the following:
  • Back of Sidewalk Tree Planting Program
    • The term “Back of Sidewalk" refers to the edge of the sidewalk where public way meets private properties. In the case of this program, the City will plant trees along the back of sidewalk, (up to 20 feet off the public way) on private property of interested, eligible owners.
  • Sidewalk material options
    • It is the City’s policy to replace existing sidewalks with the same material (concrete with concrete, brick with wire cut brick). However, during this project, property owners will have the option of changing their sidewalk material for a fee if they choose. More information is available on the reverse side of this notice.
Information & Assistance:
Questions regarding this project? Contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825/ driviello@cambridgema.gov or Hussein Musa, Engineer, at 617-349-4831 / hmusa@cambridgema.gov. If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.


November 22, 2017

Crews have installed tree protection ahead of drainage work which they anticipate starting in the coming weeks.  A more detailed notice will be sent to residents once we have more details and dates to share.


Spring 2017

Project staff is currently finalizing the final design for Dudley Street Improvements.  We expect the contract to go out to bid this summer, with construction starting this fall (pending the contractor's schedule).

Please check back for updates.

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November 23, 2016

The Department of Public Works and the City’s Community Development Department will host a follow-up community meeting on Wednesday, December 7 to discuss the Dudley Street Reconstruction Project.

Dudley Street Community Meeting Notice
Rindge Ave Upper School Auditorium
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:00 PM



The Dudley Street Improvements (Mass Ave to Clifton St) are scheduled for the 2017/2018 construction season and are part of the City’s Five Year Plan for street and sidewalk reconstruction.

Information and Assistance
For any questions please contact Juan P. Avendano, Community Development Project Manager, at 617. 349.4655 or javendano@cambridgema.gov. To receive future updates via email, please contact Kelly Dunn, DPW Community Relations Manager, at kdunn@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.

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Dudley St Community Meeting Notice - June 14, 2016

The Department of Public Works and the City’s Community Development Department will be hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:00pm in the auditorium at the Rindge Ave Upper School (70 Rindge Avenue) to discuss the Dudley Street Reconstruction Project.

We invite you to attend the meeting to share your thoughts regarding Dudley Street with other community members as we value the feedback we receive from Cambridge residents and businesses. Please contact us with questions or comments (see below).

The Dudley Street Reconstruction Project is anticipated to begin in 2017 and is part of the City’s five year plan for street and sidewalk reconstruction.

Information and Assistance:
For any questions please contact Juan P. Avendano, Community Development Project Manager, at 617. 349.4655 or javendano@cambridgema.gov. To receive future updates via email, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4825.


WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT NOTICE - November 2015

In association with The Department of Public Works (DPW) roadway and sidewalk reconstruction project, the Cambridge Water Department (CWD) will be replacing the old water main on Dudley St, starting at Clifton St and working towards Cedar St. This work is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 9th, or soon thereafter. During this process the Water Department will be upgrading the existing 100+ year old 6” cast iron water main with a new 8” Ductile Iron water main which will include all valves hydrants and water services. This work is expected to take approximately 3 months to complete.

IMPROVING YOUR WATER SYSTEM:

As part of our ongoing maintenance program, we must periodically recondition and replace sections of our water system to maintain the highest quality water at an adequate pressure. Some of the benefits of this work are improved water quality, better flows, increased fire protection and better control of our system.

HOW WILL THIS WORK AFFECT YOU?

WATER SERVICE - The water main or your water service may need to be taken out of service to improve the system. During this project we will make every effort to minimize water service interruptions. While the work is in progress, residents and businesses along the route may have a need to be provided with a “temporary” supply of water during these interruptions. We will notify you at least 72 hours in advance of any water interruptions and make every effort to minimize impacts to your water service.

PARKING - Some restricted parking will occur during construction and every effort to minimize this inconvenience will be made. Daily work zones will be posted for no parking and every effort will be made to avoid any vehicle towing.

PLEASE….WATCH YOUR STEP!

If you live, travel, work or shop in the project area, you'll notice a number of openings in the street to allow access to the water main running across the intersections. All openings will be covered at the end of each workday and will be resurfaced as soon as possible after the project is finished. You can help by cautioning your family and friends to watch their step and to avoid the work areas as much as possible.

LEAD LINED WATER SERVICES:

The water department will be removing all lead-lined water services within this project area and replacing them with copper tubing. If our records indicate that you have a lead lined service, you will receive additional correspondence explaining the process and what steps you need to take. The lead-lined water services will be replaced from the water main to the property line (rear of sidewalk) at no charge to the customer. With regard to your water service from the property line to the water meter (property side), you may elect to retain the services of a contractor of your choice or you can select any of the pre-approved contractor’s from a list that will be provided with the upcoming lead service notification letter. The cost for replacing the water service from the property line to the water meter will be the responsibility of the property owner. It is in your best financial interest to have the property side water service work done in coordination with the work of the Water department. We will notify you in advance if you currently have a lead service line to your property.

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM:

If a problem should occur as a result of our work please report it directly to the Cambridge Water Department by calling Rich Holly at 617-680-7488 Mon-Fri from 7-3 or our 24-hour emergency number at 617-349-4770. Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we work to improve your water system.

Mark Gallagher
Director of Engineering and Distribution
Cambridge Water Department
617-349- 4770


The Dudley Street Improvements (Mass Ave to Clifton St) are scheduled for the 2017/2018 construction season and are part of the City’s Five Year Plan for street and sidewalk reconstruction.

We anticipate construction to begin either late summer or early fall 2017.

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Please check back for updates.

Hussein Musa

Project Manager

Phone: 617-349-4831

Email: hmusa@cambridgema.gov


Dan Riviello

Community Relations Manager

Phone: 617-349-4825

Email: driviello@cambridgema.gov

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