The Engineering Division is responsible for improving and expanding sewer and stormwater infrastructure, streets, sidewalks, parks and plazas. Through comprehensive design review and project management, Engineering ensures that all projects impacting the City‘s infrastructure meet federal, state and local standards and requirements.    Learn more

Capital Improvements

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The Engineering Division oversees the design and construction of  City infrastructure and manages records related to this infrastructure.   Learn more

For additional information about local construction, please visit the Public Works' City Projects page.


Engineering Services

Engineering resources

The Engineering Division provides general engineering services for the Public Works and other City departments.     Learn more

Research Resources
Contractor Resources
Engineering GIS 
Standard Details

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

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Stormwater Management

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Flooding: Is Your Property Protected?

 Flooding Is Your Property Protected

Construction Information

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