Cardinal Medeiros Ave Stormwater Project


In association with the City of Cambridge, DivcoWest, the developer for Cambridge Crossing, will be installing storm drain pipes and structures at Cardinal Medeiros Avenue and Binney Street. The purpose of this work is to remove stormwater entering the sewer system.

This stormwater removal will improve the capacity of the sewer system in the Cardinal Medeiros Avenue area. Utility work will begin on Wednesday, February 6th and will take approximately 6 weeks to complete.

This work will affect northbound traffic on Cardinal Mederios Avenue between Hampshire Street and Cambridge Street. Northbound traffic on Cardinal Medeiros Avenue will be detoured at Binney Street during working hours. Cardinal Medeiros Avenue will remain open to southbound traffic between Cambridge Street and Hampshire Street. For a map of the detour, please click here

Abutters will be able to access their properties during the day. At times, Cardinal Medeiros Avenue may need to be closed for specific activities. In the event of a closure of Cardinal Medeiros Avenue., we will coordinate with local residents, businesses and the City to minimize impacts during peak travel times. Police details will be present to help with vehicular traffic.

Disruption to private homeowner’s and businesses’ utilities are not expected during this work.

What to Expect During Construction:
  • General work hours will be 7am – 4pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Please check posted No Parking signs.
  • Please follow detour signs.
  • Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and City services.
  • Over approximately the next 6 weeks, Cardinal Medeiros northbound, (Hampshire Street to Cambridge Street) will be closed to through traffic beyond Binney Street during working hours.
  • Access will be maintained for abutters whenever possible. Caution should be used. After work hours, roadways will reopen for all in their normal travel directions.

The project team intends to make every effort to communicate construction activities and any potential disruptions to the area stakeholders. If there are questions comments or concerns, we ask that you contact our project representatives at our Construction Hotline – (617) 866-8971 or you can email them directly at .

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