Gore St. Construction

The City of Cambridge and Divco West, developer of NorthPoint, will be undertaking construction on Gore Street between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Warren Street. This construction is an opportunity to incorporate improvements into Gore Street; sidewalks, crosswalks, street trees improved access to the park, etc.

Eversource Gas to Begin Work on Gore St - January 31, 2018

The following is a notice from Eversource:

To our customers and neighbors on Gore Street (McGrath Hwy to Third St), It is necessary that we upgrade the natural gas main and services on Gore Street. Weather permitting, Eversource Gas Main Construction will begin construction on Friday February 2nd, 2018, work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please anticipate that the specific areas to be worked will be posted with no parking signs as needed, access to Hamilton Street will be remain open to abutters, Cambridge Police Officers’ will be on site to assist with the pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Weather dependent, the proposed work is projected to take approximately 4-5 weeks and subject to be worked and completed in segments.

We understand the inconvenience this may cause, and will make necessary efforts to minimize any interruption to your gas services. In order to alleviate possible parking issues and ensure a safe working zone, we will remove snow from the street following any snow storm, etc. Depending on the existing conditions at your residence or business our work may involve moving natural gas meters outside, replacing your existing gas service line, and installing curb valves at the street. There may also be other upgrades required to ensure the safe and most efficient operation of the natural gas distribution system.

Upon completion of the construction process, paved or cemented areas, which were disturbed, will be permanently repaired with material similar to what was removed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this construction may cause. Please contact Supervisor of Construction, Marissa Blockus at (203) 722-7951 or myself at (339) 987-7354.


Upcoming Construction on Gore Street - January 23, 2018 The City of Cambridge, Eversource and DivcoWest, the developer of Cambridge Crossing (formerly NorthPoint), will be undertaking construction on Gore Street between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Warren Street. This will entail selective excavation and exploratory work in January and February, followed by installation of the new sewer line and new gas line starting in March and lasting through the rest of 2018. Subsequently, and after a design process with Gore Street residents, the City of Cambridge will reconstruct the street and sidewalks. This is an opportunity to improve Gore Street, its sidewalks, crosswalks and street trees. The City will be hosting a community design process in the fall of 2018 to work with residents to determine what, if any, changes should be made to Gore Street.

CONSTRUCTION OVERVIEW
  • DivcoWest will install a new sewer main
  • Eversource will install a gas main to replace the over 100-year old 6” main 
  • The City of Cambridge will undertake a comprehensive planning process with Gore Street residents to plan and ultimately implement upgrades, including:

o new water main to replace the 8” water main originally installed in 1874. This work will include the removal of any lead services to houses.

o full-depth roadway paving

o fully ADA compliant sidewalks

o new street trees

SEWER MAIN CONSTRUCTION
The contractor for the sewer work, J. Derenzo, will begin preliminary layout and exploratory excavation work starting in January and February, and continue with sewer line installation during the rest of 2018. During the installation of the new sewer main, the contractor will have up to three crews on Gore Street, in order to complete the work as quickly as possible.
  • Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. 
  • There will be noise and disruption from construction activities. 
  • Weekly Updates will be sent out to an email distribution and posted on the project website (www.cxconstruction.info/gore-street). This will be the primary means of communication during the project. (send an email to migitation@csl-consulting.com or call 617-866-8971 if you wish to receive email updates).
  • Depending on the work planned, flyers may also be distributed to impacted residents. 
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times.
  • Roadway and driveway access will be maintained, but may be restricted at times.
  • Pedestrian access and access into properties will be maintained at all times, but may be restricted in certain ways.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times and all city services will continue.
During construction, Divco will implement a Construction Mitigation Program to proactively evaluate each phase and respond to questions or concerns. They can be reached at mitigation@csl-consulting.com or by phone at 617-866-8971. For more information, please visit the project website www.cxconstruction.info/gore-street

PRE-CONSTRUCTION SURVEYS
Pre-construction surveys will be available to all home owners on Gore Street prior to sewer construction occurring. We will begin scheduling the pre-construction surveys immediately and anticipate the surveys to begin after January 23rd. Formal letters detailing the survey process will be sent via certified mail, direct mail, and flyer the week of January 23rd.

RODENT CONTROL
The project team has been working closely with the City inspector to identify any areas with rodent activity. Dave Power the local ISD inspector is available for individual inspections of private property, he can be reached at 617-349-6119

PARKING OPTIONS
The project team is working to identify alternative parking for residents of Gore Street during construction including parking in the City’s First Street Garage. The City is extending the wintertime $50 per month parking in the City’s First Garage to year-round for residents of Gore Street. DivcoWest will pay the $50 monthly charge for residents of Gore Street, so monthly passes in the City’s First Street Garage will be free of charge to Gore Street residents impacted by the sewer construction. Please contact mitigation@csl-consulting.com or by phone at 617-866-8971 to discuss parking options during construction.

PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DESIGN PROCESS
In addition to the work by J. Derenzo described above, Eversource Gas will replace their 6” gas main, which is over 100 years old, and the City will undertake a contract for the replacement of the 8” water main and reconstruction of the streets and sidewalks.

The City will be hosting a community process for the design of Gore Street, including the crossings, sidewalks and street trees. The City wants to work with the residents to evaluate what, if any, changes should be incorporated into the reconstruction of Gore Street. We anticipate beginning this community process in the fall of 2018. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825 or driviello@cambridgema.gov. To join the email distribution list for this project please email Dan or visit http://bit.ly/GoreSt to join.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.


NOTICE: Community Meeting to Discuss Upcoming Construction
Thursday, September 28, 6-7:30pm at St. Francis Hall (325 Cambridge St)

The City of Cambridge and Divco West, developer of NorthPoint, will be undertaking construction on Gore Street between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Warren Street beginning this fall. This construction is an opportunity to incorporate improvements into Gore Street; sidewalks, crosswalks, street trees improved access to the park, etc. The City will be hosting a community design process in the spring of 2018 to work with residents to determine what, if any, changes should be made to Gore Street.

CONSTRUCTION OVERVIEW – overall construction will include a
• new sewer main
• new Eversource gas main to replace the over 100-year old 6” main
• new water main to replace the 8” water main originally installed in 1874. The water work will include the removal of any lead services.
• full-depth roadway paving
• fully ADA compliant sidewalks
• additional street trees

SEWER MAIN CONSTRUCTION
The contractor for the sewer work, J. Derenzo, will begin construction this fall and work will continue through the 2018 construction season. The contractor will have 2 to 3 crews on Gore Street and weather permitting, construction will continue during the winter months.
• Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday.
• There will be noise and disruption from construction activities.
• At least a week prior to the work commencing on each block, flyers will be distributed to impacted residents.
• “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times.
• Roadway and driveway access will be maintained, but may be restricted at times.
• Pedestrian access and access into properties will be maintained at all times, but may be restricted in certain ways.
• Emergency vehicles will have access at all times and all city services will continue.

During construction, Divco will implement a Construction Mitigation Program to proactively evaluate each phase and respond to questions or concerns. They can be reached at mitigation@csl-consulting.com or by phone at 617-866-8971. For more information, please visit the project website www.npconstruction.info .

ADDITIONAL PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DESIGN PROCESS
Once the sewer work is completed, Eversource Gas will replace their 6” gas main, which is over 100 years old and the City will undertake a contract for the replacement of the 8” water main, roadway and sidewalk improvements.

The City will be hosting a community process for the design of Gore Street. We want to work with the residents to evaluate what, if any, changes should be incorporated into the reconstruction of Gore Street. We anticipate beginning this community process in the spring of 2018.

For Information or Assistance:
If you have any questions regarding this work, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4825 or driviello@cambridgema.gov. To join the email distribution list for this project please email Dan or visit http://bit.ly/GoreSt to join.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.

This will entail selective excavation and exploratory work in January and February, followed by installation of the new sewer line and new gas line starting in March and lasting through the rest of 2018. Please check "Updates" tab for the most up-to-date information on work and schedule. 


The contractor for the sewer work, J. Derenzo, will begin construction this fall and work will continue through the 2018 construction season.

Once the sewer work is completed, Eversource Gas will replace their 6” gas main, which is over 100 years old and the City will undertake a contract for the replacement of the 8” water main, roadway and sidewalk improvements.

The City will be hosting a community process for the design of Gore Street. We want to work with the residents to evaluate what, if any, changes should be incorporated into the reconstruction of Gore Street. We anticipate beginning this community process in the spring of 2018.


The City of Cambridge and Divco West, developer of NorthPoint, will be undertaking construction on Gore Street between Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Warren Street. This construction is an opportunity to incorporate improvements into Gore Street; sidewalks, crosswalks, street trees improved access to the park, etc.

Website: www.cxconstruction.info

Email Address: mitigation@csl-consulting.com

Hotline Phone Number:
(617) 866-8971


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