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: APRIL 25, 2016

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
COMMUNITY RELATIONS CONTACTS

Kelly Dunn 617-349-4870 or kdunn@cambridgema.gov
Dan Riviello 617-349-4825 or driviello@cambridgema.gov

CONTRACTS OUT TO BID

Roseland/Newport Rd – plans are available to be picked up. Bid opening May 19th, Pre-Bid meeting May 6th

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 or the Police Dept. cannot 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
     • http://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/Files/licensecommission/Applications/noise%20variance%20application%20adopted%20Final.pdf?la=en

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 @ Grozier Rd – water main work – Eversource Gas is aware of location
Appleton, Saville, Hutchinson and Vassal – sidewalk work
Fayerweather St – brick sidewalks
Double poles – Verizon & Eversource

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR:
P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Concord Ave (Walden - Huron) – sidewalk work
Chilton – sidewalks
Ivy, Field, Hazel, Alpine Sts – full depth
Eversource Gas – services – complete

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR:
BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Cambridge Electrical Dept – working on street lighting conduit & pole bases
Drainage structures
Eversource Electric – duct bank – 75 New Street – waiting for May pole & conduit meeting
Double poles

MAIN STREET/KENDALL SQUARE
CONTRACTOR:
NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Sidewalk work (Dock - Ames)
Light poles

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 16
CONTRACTOR:
MARCHESE
NOT PRESENT

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 17
CONTRACTOR:
D’ALLESSANDRO
Sherman St –east side @ Winslow St
Amory St – sidewalk work and curbing, raised crosswalk
Fulkerson St – sidewalks & cycle track

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR:
MATTUCHIO
Green St – paving and catch basin
Edmunds St – hydrant work

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR:
US PAVEMENT
NO WORK

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR:
WT RICH
Abatement work

PARK PROJECTS

Graham & Parks – going out to bid

PACIFIC STREET DOG PARK
CONTRACTOR:
JNJ SACCA
Demo work

LONGFELLOW BRIDGE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR
: J.F. WHITE/SKANSKA
Memorial Drive lane closures

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR:
DEROMA AND SONS
Rindge Ave, Reed St, Sargent St
Sherman St @ Cadbury Rd

GRAND JUNCTION PROJECT
CONTRACTOR:
MATTUCHIO
Loom and seeding; pave next week

CAMBRIDGE COMMON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR:
NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Soil along paths, hydro seed, brick work at cannon, irrigation 4/28, tree planting 4/27
Completion – May 20th

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR
: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
No update

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR:
NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
No updates

ROUTE 2 PROJECT
CONTRACTOR:
NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
No updates

CITY DEPARTMENTS
CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT

NOT PRESENT

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
Rindge Ave @ Clifton – conduit work

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT

Dudley St – new water main

UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

79 JFK Street – deliveries, steel erection, concrete pours
Smith Campus – deliveries, on-site work, deliveries on Holyoke St-soft closures
Winthrop House – Memorial Dr westbound paving of temporary walkway – complete; work resumes 5/31

MIT
Nano Project – on-going
345 Vassar Street – waiting on Pole & Conduit meeting; tree hearing this week
SOMA – Carlton & Amherst test-pits

UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST

2534 Mass Ave – vault in sidewalks
701 & 711 Concord Ave – sidewalk repair
Fulkerson St – vault adjustment

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC

100 Binney St
92 Brattle St
Bay State Rd
Amherst
New St – waiting for pole & conduit meeting on May 19

EVERSOURCE GAS
Channing St,
Maple Ave
Highland St
Coolidge Ave
Bay St
Hampshire St
810 Main St
Clary St – 2 weeks

VEOLIA
CRA condensate leak – pipe install on-going

VERIZON
NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE
Pleasant St @ River St and Third St @ Spring St

PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
50/60 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
TURNER CONSTRUCTION Linskey Way closure
Crane on Binney St – eastbound lane closure next week

100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:

Linskey Way – lane closure
Utility work on-site
Tower crane – May 9th

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR:

No work

185 ALBANY STREET
CONTRACTOR:

NOT PRESENT

610 MAIN STREET
CONTRACTOR:
JOHN MORIORTY & ASSOC
Portland St – lane closure Thursday
Completion - June

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR:
JMA
Water main & sewer main work
Trench paving

472 BROADWAY

NOT PRESENT

555 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE (DRAPER LABS)
CONTRACTOR
: WL FRENCH
NOT PRESENT

295 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:

No work
Sidewalk closure upcoming

40 ERIE STREET/200 SIDNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:

NOT PRESENT

41 PLEASANT STREET
CONTRACTOR
:
Water and sewer services

180 WINDSOR STREET (CHA)
CONTRACTOR:

NOT PRESENT

300 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR:
JMA
NOT PRESENT

505 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR:

No work

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR:
SHAWMUT
Deliveries and concrete pour

131 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:

Delivery Wednesday

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR:
YOUNG ENGINEERING
Sidewalk closure on Upland Rd

1924 MASS AVE (PORTER HOTEL)
CONTRACTOR:
YOUNG ENGINEERING
Work on building exterior

1971 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR:
URBAN SPACES
NOT PRESENT

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE
CONTRACTOR:
WT RICH
No work – temp electric service upcoming

15 RICHDALE AVENUE
CONTRACTOR:

NOT PRESENT

75 NEW STREET
CONTRACTOR:

Utility work by Barletta

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:

Piles for garage

130 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
HANOVER COMPANY
NOT PRESENT
Gas line install in private driveway – complete 5/3

165 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
CALLAHAN
NOT PRESENT

DISCOVERY PARK HOTEL
CONTRACTOR:
J. DERENZO
NOT PRESENT




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