Franklin St. Reconstruction Project

Franklin Street, between Pleasant Street and Landsdowne Street, is scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2018 as part of the City's 5-Year Sidewalk & Street Reconstruction Plan.

NOTICE: Boring and Pavement Core Samples on Your Street - 5/2

As part of the design process for roadway reconstruction of your street, the City's consultant, through Carr-Dee Corporation, will begin subsurface investigations. The purposes of these investigations is to obtain existing pavement, soil and groundwater conditions. The results will assist in determining the type of roadway reconstruction that will take place on your street. 

Boring locations have been selected in areas that will give the best representation of roadway conditions while minimizing traffic and parking disruptions. However, "No Parking" areas will still be designated and a detail officer has been requested to be on-sight to help direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic. "No Parking" signs will be posted 48 hours in advance.

The impacted streets are:

  • Highland St.

  • Brewster St.
  • Riedesel Ave.
  • Huron Ave.
  • St. Mary Rd.
  • Franklin St.
  • Sixth St.

In addition to these test sites, you may start to see utilities markings in the road and on the sidewalk. This is all part of the design phase. You will be notified in advance of any street and sidewalk construction as the project progresses.

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve your street.


Community Meeting on April 10th

Franklin Street, between Pleasant Street and Landsdowne Street, is scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2018.

On Tuesday, April 10, from 6:00-7:30 pm, the Community Development Department and the Department of Public Works will be hosting a community meeting in the Community Room of the Alice K. Wolf Center located 5 Western Ave.

The focus of this meeting will be to hear neighbors’ concerns and review preliminary design options for the street. We encourage you to attend, as we value the feedback we receive from Cambridge residents and businesses.

Information and Assistance:

The City of Cambridge does not discriminate on the basis of disability.   The City of Cambridge will provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative format, and reasonable modifications in policies upon request.  To receive future updates via email, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at driviello@cambridgema.gov / 617.349.4825. 


February 2018:

  • A follow up community meeting will be held early Spring 2018 to discuss initial plans. Please check back for more information once that meeting is scheduled.


Community Meeting on October 10th

Franklin Street, between Pleasant Street and Landsdowne Street, is scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2018.
City staff would like to work with residents to discuss possible physical changes to the road that could be incorporated into this project to slow vehicles and increase pedestrian safety.

On Tuesday, October 10 from 6:00-7:30 pm, the Community Development Department and the Department of Public Works will be hosting a community meeting in the Alice K. Wolf Center’s conference room located at 5 Western Avenue.

The focus of this meeting will be to hear neighbors’ concerns and provide information about options for the street. We encourage you to attend, as we value the feedback we receive from Cambridge residents and businesses.

Information and Assistance
The City of Cambridge does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The City of Cambridge will provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative format, and reasonable modifications in policies upon request. For more information, please contact Juan P. Avendano, Community Development Project Manager, at 617. 349.4655 / javendano@cambridgema.gov. To receive future updates via email, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at driviello@cambridgema.gov / 617.349.4825.

Please check the "Updates" tab for the most up-to-date information. Franklin Street, between Pleasant Street and Landsdowne Street, is scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2018.

Franklin Street, between Pleasant Street and Landsdowne Street, is scheduled for street and sidewalk reconstruction in 2018 as part of the City's 5-Year Sidewalk & Street Reconstruction Plan.

Kate Riley - Community Relations Manager

617-349-4870

kriley@cambridgema.gov

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