Weekly Construction Highlights

Cambridge Common

REMINDER: All new permits will need to be submitted online at: permits.cambridgema.gov/CAPSite/Public/Main. You will need to “register” first if you have not done so before. Click here for a complete set of instructions (pdf) on how to use the new permit system. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the Permit Desk at 617-349-4833 or Rob Linke at rlinke@cambridgema.gov. Please wait for email with approved permit before starting work.

CONSTRUCTION MEETING MINUTES
DATE: November 21, 2016

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
REMINDERS:
Moratorium will be November 23rd - no excavation will be permitted after that date without permission from the Commissioner of Public Works. Please address the request letter to Owen O’Riordan and email to Jim Wilcox (jwilcox@cambridgema.gov) or Jeya Niranjan (jniranjan@cambridgema.gov), if you need to work past November 23rd.

EVERSOURCE GAS CONTACTS
Jeanie Zelinski – Somerville Office Clerk 617-629-3259
Pierre Belizaire – Somerville Planning & Scheduling Supervisor 617-501-6853 or pierre.belizaire@eversource.com
Ben Nasman – Supervisor, Gas Operations 413-446-7971
John Burke – Supervisor, Gas Operations 339-987-7256
Bob Dell’Anno – Manager, Gas Operation 617-629-3266 or 339-987-7615 - Robert.dellanno@eversource.com
Dean Moran – Supervisor, Damage Prevention 508-642-4929 or dean.moran@eversource.com
Tim Norden – Manager, Damage Prevention 508-305-6889 or timothy.norden@eversource.com
WORK HOURS / HOLIDAY WORK PERMITS
Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and no work on Sundays or holidays without a permit
PERMITS
All permits should be submitted online. Any questions regarding permits can be directed to Rob Linke at 617.349.4833 or rlinke@cambridgema.gov.
POLICE DETAILS
Police details will need to be called in daily to the police detail office 617.349.3350, On Fridays please call in details by 11:00 am, office closes at 12:00. If your job requires a priority police detail please call in the details to the detail office but also contact Jim Wilcox at 617.349.6426 or jwilcox@cambridgema.gov
NOISE VARIANCES

The noise variances are approved by the city’s License Commission.
DPW and the Police Dept. can't approve variances and emergency work is exempt, no “scheduled” emergencies.
"Emergency" means any occurrence or set of circumstances involving actual or imminent physical trauma or property damage which demands immediate action.
Noise variance applies everywhere within the City limits including property owned by the City, State and federal government.
Construction is allowed Monday - Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm except holidays
Work during any other times requires a special noise variance
Special Noise Variances are issued by the License Commission with recommendations from Police, Traffic and Public Works
Allow at least 3 weeks for review and approval of variance applications.
Extension of noise variances are considered new applications and will also need 3 weeks for approval
EVERSOURCE PAVING NOTIFICATION
Properly functioning gate boxes / shut-off valves are a significant safety and liability issue for all of us. Damaging utility infrastructure, including gas valves, is a violation of Dig Safe Regulations and subject to a $1,000 to $10,000 fine per incident. Announcing paving operations at Monday morning construction meetings is important, but is not sufficient. Contractors must email Eversource Gas and Electric prior to paving and work with them to coordinate adjustments of valves and structures.
Eversource Gas
Construction Contractors must provide Eversource Gas one-month written / email notice of all planned paving to:
• test for gas leaks and allow sufficient time to make the required repairs prior to paving.
• allow for the timely regulation/adjustment of all gate boxes, shut-off valves & castings.
Please e-mail: Robert.Dell’Anno@eversource.com and William.Zamparelli@eversource.com
Paving Operations
• Valves must be accessible and visible at all times.
• Paving over a gate box / shut-off valve is a serious safety hazard and under no case, can a contractor bury gate boxes / shut-off valves under paving.
• Contractors must notify Eversource if any gate boxes / shut-off valves were damaged during grinding or full depth construction.
• Eversource will raise the gate boxes / shut-off valves prior to each phase of paving. Contractors can make the final 1” to 2” adjustment to match the final grading.
Eversource Electric
Construction Contractors must provide Eversource Electric two-week written / email notice of all planned paving to:
• allow for the timely regulation/adjustment of all castings.
• if reclaiming roadways (deep grind & overlay top surface), please advise so vault tops and subsurface castings may be protected.
Please e-mail : Donald.McCabe@eversource.com and William.Zamparelli@eversource.com

CITY PROJECTS
HURON B PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Huron Ave (Fresh Pond Pkwy-Lakeview) full depth work, paving December 6th , r/r hydrants, curb work starting at Famiggios working towards Concord Ave
Tree planting project wide – done today
Back of sidewalk work through the winter and curbing through the winter

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Punch-list work on pump station, lighting
Concord Lane – repair work done in 2 weeks

CONCORD AVE PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Fayerweather @ Field St – raised intersection
Field St parking lot – raised intersection
Winter work: raised intersections and porous pavement on trenches

MAIN STREET/KENDALL SQUARE
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
winterize irrigation system; street lights

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Back of sidewalk work
Raise structures, signage
Continue with drainage work, sidewalk work to continue as weather permits
Eversource Gas – gas main complete in 2017

NEWPORT, ROSELAND, APPLETON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Highland St @ Appleton St – water main work, sewer and drainage
Roseland St – 3 weeks

CHAPTER 90-CONTRACT 20
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Richard Ave – drainage work starting December 4th

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Magazine St @ Lawrence St – curb work
Rindge Ave and Rindge Terr – catch basins
Sixth @ Bent St
Porter Sq area – working on hoods

MISC PATCH CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: US PAVEMENT Field St parking lot
Main St (Third St – bridge)

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Trucking completed next week
Excavation work next week?
All work over winter will be on-site
Will give back side on Cambridge St once trucking is done

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
No work

MIT SOMA PROJECT

Water work – Amherst St
Working on slurry walls on garage in January

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Plantings
East bound lane closed

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Bike lane paving – phase 1 and 2
castings


CITY DEPARTMENTS
CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT

LED lights on First St

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
No work
Schedule for Main St – green paint for bike lanes??

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Sixth St (Otis St to Spring St) – services


UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

79 JFK St – hardscaping on JFK St; deliveries from Eliot St
Smith Campus – steel erection; Holyoke St to be closed daily during working hours; will move to steel erection on Dunster St
Winthrop House – all work on-site, de-mob crane
Oxford St – crane work; 2-3 separate activities over the winter
Steam repairs – Mill @ Plympton and Holyoke St – letter sent in to work over moratorium

MIT
345 Vassar St – manhole work, crane 11/29 crane off Waverly
Vassar St @ Mass Ave Steam Line – landscaping no night work
Vassar St East – 12/3 crane work
Albany St – crane work


UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST

201 Broadway (work on Hampshire St)
Coolidge Hill Rd

MIRRA
36 Memorial Dr (work on Main St ) – trench work

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
295 Harvard St
50-60 Binney St

JFK St
Second St @ Rodgers St

EVERSOURCE GAS
50 Hampshire St
Pearl St – phase 1 complete next week
Everett St
Hilliard St
Buena Vista

VEOLIA
Second St @ Binney St – test pits
Land Blvd – manhole repair – need DCR approval

VERIZON

Harvard Yard
Binney St
Land Blvd

AT&T
NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE
Line striping to complete


PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
50/60 BINNEY STREET

CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
NOT PRESENT

100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Linskey Way – left lane closed
Binney St – lane closure Friday/Saturday
Winter work – all on-site

88 AMES STREET

CONTRACTOR:
Relocate fire and domestic water lines

610 MAIN STREET
CONTRACTOR:
No work

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY

CONTRACTOR:
deliveries

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
NOT PRESENT

80 PEARL STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

10 ESSEX STREET

CONTRACTOR:
Drainage work street closed during working hours

209 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT

76 PROSPECT STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT

1971 MASS AVE

CONTRACTOR: URBAN SPACES
Sidewalk work on Allen St and Mass Ave

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
No work
Tie-in utilities at sidewalk over winter

175 HURON AVENUE
CONTRACTOR:
Back-filling

75 MOULTON STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

253 WALDEN STREET

CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
Temporary sidewalk

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
Trucking, concrete pours and soil removal over the winter months


SPECIAL EVENTS
Sunday, December 4th
Winter Classic 5k Road Race
Sidney St from Franklin St to Pacific St, closed from 9:00-10:15
Franklin St, closed from Brookline St to Sidney St from 9:15-10:15

The race will start at 9:30am and will impact the following streets.
Sidney St from Franklin St to Pacific St 9:30-9:35
Pacific St to Albany St 9:30-9:40
Albany St to Mass Ave 9:32-9:40
Mass Ave from Albany St to Putnam Ave. 9:33-9:50
Putnam Ave from Mt Auburn St to Brookline St, 9:40-10:05
Brookline St, from Putnam Ave to Franklin St, 9:45-10:15
Franklin St, closed from Brookline St to Sidney St, 9:15-10:15


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Dept of Public Works

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4000
TDD:617.349.4242

Hours of Service

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