Weekly Construction Highlights

Cambridge Common

PERMITS: 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 13, 2017

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

• Last Construction Meeting is November 20th.
• REMINDER: Please remind all your subcontractors the start time for work is 7:00 AM. The Police Dept. will be enforcing the start time.
•  Moratorium is November 22nd for all street excavations (except for City projects)
• PLEASE CALL IN DETAILS ON FRIDAYS BEFORE NOON TIME IN ORDER FOR THEM TO BE FILLED. THE OFFICE CLOSES AT NOON TIME ON FRIDAYS.


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
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

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 Andrew Bock at 617.349.4051 or abock@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 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm 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.DellAnno@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 : Matthew.Viens@eversource.com  and William.Zamparelli@eversource.com

CITY PROJECTS
HURON B PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Huron Ave – cleaning structures
Punch list work
Eversource Electric – Huron Ave @ Lakeview – work to be done this week

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Structure cleaning; pavement markings

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Pearl St (Chestnut-Putnam) – curb and sidewalk work
Mass Ave @ Pearl sidewalk work and brick work – moved MBTA bus stop
Portland Loo – plumbing this week; water/sewer hookup – waiting on drawings

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 21
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Back of sidewalk and punch list work on Lawn & Kenwood
Castings on Thorndike

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 22
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Drainage work on Dudley St after the holiday

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Brookline St – manhole
Cambridge St – working on structures
100 Oxford St
Paving this week

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: EJ PAVING
Cambridge St @ Fifth St - paving

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH Concrete placement / soil removal
steel delivery
slab on deck this week – working till 6:00-7:00 pm 

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
Rindge Ave
Webster Ave
Pearl St

MIT SOMA PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
Amherst, Wadsworth St, Carleton St deliveries; trucking – soil & concrete, steel deliveries
Shift site fence on Wadsworth

NORTH POINT PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: DERENZO
NorthPoint Blvd
West Blvd – dewatering
Water St – forced main installation
East St
First St – sewer work

859 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
Comcast work
Eversource work

VAIL COURT
Demo on-hold

SACRAMENTO FIELD
CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
Spreading loam

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Finishing up concrete sidewalks; brick crews later this week

LONGFELLOW BRIDGE PROJECT
Bridge closed weekends now till Thanksgiving (bus diversion), Main St (Third St to bridge) closed.

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Tree planting - complete


CITY DEPARTMENTS

CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
NOT PRESENT

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
Installing beacons
Pavement markings at night this week

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Hancock St
Highland Ave – finishing main and will be working on services next week


UNIVERSITY PROJECTS

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Harvard Kennedy School (79 JFK Street)
- Sidewalk reconstruction on Eliot St – working on punch list

Smith Campus Center (1350 Mass Ave)
- Holyoke Street remains closed 7am-4pm weekdays only
- Mass Ave sidewalk reconstruction – relocating Hubway and moving taxi stand
- Mt Auburn Plaza work starting through November

1607-1615 Mass Ave
- Foundation work / hauling

20 Summer Road
- No work

Lowell House
- No work

485 Broadway
- Waterproofing
- Modified TMP

Adams House
- TV & Cleaning (Bow St closed while work is being done)

3 James Street
- Façade repairs (pedestrian detour in place, lift in parking lane)

Oxford @ Kirkland
Chilled water project started – working till April/May

MIT
471 Memorial Drive
Deliveries via Memorial Dr

NANO Project
- deliveries

50 Albany Street
- excavation later this month

Vassar Street Dorms
- no work

250 Albany Street
-utility work starting


UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST
9 Columbia Street – trench work
47 Bishop Allen Dr – trench work – end of week/next week

MIRRA
Allston St
Sidney St
950 Cambridge St – trench work

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
Second St @ Binney St
145 Broadway
Lakeview @ Huron Ave – Tuesday
109 Tremont St
New St – test pits at r/r crossing
Matt Veins – please contact if you need any casting work done (please see contact info above)

EVERSOURCE GAS
Pearl St
Willard St
Sixth St
Shephard St
Reed St
School St
Thorndike St @ Third St
Binney St @ Cardinal Medeiros

VEOLIA
Grand Junction Park – condensate pipe work
  
VERIZON
625 Mt Auburn St
9 Sheridan St
Mass Ave / Main St
Hayward St - relocation

PHEONIX COMMUNICATIONS
NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE
Columbia St – working with Comcast on trench – END OF WEEK


PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC.
Test pits Broadway @ Ames Sts for mast arms – finishing this week

121 FIRST STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Sewer line – finishing this week

FIRST STREET
CONTRACTOR: DERENZO
First @ Linskey - Drain line installation

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
No work

NORTHPOINT BUILDING J/K
CONTRACTOR: JMA Slab placement

10 NORTHPOINT BLVD
CONTRACTOR: Mobilization
Waiting on DEP approval

249 THIRD STREET
CONTRACTOR: W.L. FRENCH
Excavation on-site

399 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: RICHMOND GROUP/W.L. FRENCH
Back-filling
Paving cut/cap
Saturday, 11/18 shutdown to finish cut/cap work

139 MAIN STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC.
No work

47 BISHOP ALLEN DRIVE
CONTRACTOR: CURTIS CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.
Utility work at end of week

415 MASS AVE (MASS + MAIN)
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC
Trucking
Remove trees – Saturday, 11/18

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
NOT PRESENT

146-148 PEARL STREET
CONTRACTOR: NOT PRESENT

305 WEBSTER AVENUE
CONTRACTOR: HIGHLAND DEVELOPMENT
Driving piles
Slab placement

10 ESSEX STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
No work

1 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC
No work

145 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR:
Excavation
Eversource work

209 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
Water lines – on Broadway and Market St

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
Water and sewer work – on Upland Rd

1699 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
No work

2552 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

45 MT. PLEASANT STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Sidewalk work tomorrow

253 WALDEN STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
Nauset Construction – concrete delivery Tuesday & Friday
Onyx – water/sewer and drain work

23 HAWTHORNE STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
No work

77 NEW STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
trucking

35 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
Concrete & steels delivery
2 slab on deck placements

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT


SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, November 16
MASS + MAIN GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY 3pm-4pm Lafayette Square/Jill Rhone Brown Park – set up event 7am-3pm

Sunday, November 19
2nd ANNUAL CAMBRIDGE HALF MARATHON Rolling closures – Canal Park, Binney, Galileo Way, Vassar, Mass Ave, Albany, Erie, Sidney, Putnam, Surrey, Coperthwaite and JFK


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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