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: July 25, 2016

REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
Yilkal Bekele, DPW Stormwater Compliance Inspector, presented on proper stormwater control measures in construction zones.
Traffic Control: Please be sure to replace any signs that were removed during construction. Signs on posts instead of barrels are preferred.
Traffic Signals: Signals and pavement markings must be accurate and non-conflicting. Please review new setups with the City’s Traffic Department.
Police Details: Details should be called in as early as possible

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
Vassal & Alpine Sts –raised crosswalk
Chilton St – raised crosswalk
Walden St- full depth road work
Fayerweather St – brick sidewalk work
Manassas & Royal Sts - signs
Back of sidewalk repairs project wide
Street sweeping signs should remain in place during construction

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Water line work at Bay State Rd & New St
Concord Lane – Night work to start in mid-August

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Concord Ave – dosing siphon #3
Chilton St – sidewalk work
Fern St – sidewalk work
Corp. Burns Rd– sidewalk work
Project-wide – sign crew
Street sweeping signs should remain in place during construction

MAIN STREET/KENDALL SQUARE
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Punch list work , hydro seeding, signage, electrical and irrigation punch list

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 17

CONTRACTOR: D’ALLESSANDRO
NOT PRESENT
Line striping on Amory, Sherman and Fulkerson Sts, tonight, 7/25.
Verizon – poles on Fulkerson St

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET

CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Water services –phase #2 lead services, Erie to Granite Sts
Drainage – Lopez St to Pearl St
Sacca – working on water at Franklin & Pearl Sts
MBTA bus stops moved to Magazine St; select buses still on Pearl St

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Reed St- sewer repair
Montgomery St - Wednesday
Mass Ave & Landsdowne St – Thursday
Paving on Friday

MISC PATCH CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: US PAVEMENT
No work

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL

CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
Trucking all week

PACIFIC STREET DOG PARK
CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
Fence work, park possibly reopening this week

LONGFELLOW BRIDGE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: J.F. WHITE/SKANSKA
Memorial Dr lane closures
Bridge closed - nightly this week 11 pm – 5 am
Traffic shift this weekend (travel lanes will flip)

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT

CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
No Work

GRAND JUNCTION PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
Punch list work, play spinners

CAMBRIDGE COMMON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Watering & lawn maintenance

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Sidewalk work by the sea wall (east of Mass Ave), Amesbury and Audrey Sts sidewalk work

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Phase #2 drainage work – Beacon St closed during the day Sacramento to Park
Road work starts next week

ROUTE 2 PROJECT

CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Punch list


CITY DEPARTMENTS

CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
NOT PRESENT

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
Traffic cabinet replacement: Mass Ave at Hancock St, and Mass Ave at Brookline St

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Sixth St (Otis St area) – water main work

UNIVERSITY PROJECTS

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

79 JFK St – deliveries; on-site work, water work on Eliot St
Smith Campus – on-site work, Holyoke St (Mt Auburn to Mass Ave)-closed daily-demo of pavilion
Winthrop House – Plympton St now open
Law School – sidewalk closed – façade & roof repairs

MIT
Nano Project – work on MIT property
345 Vassar St – sidewalk closures
Ames @ Amherst - façade & roof work
Random Hall 290 Mass Ave – fire repairs
Mass Ave Steam Line - night work
195 Albany St – parking lot renovation
Steinbrenner Sports Field
Main @ Albany – sidewalk work in fall
Ames St – raise sidewalks for handicap access in fall

UTILITY COMPANIES

COMCAST
Eliot St – tomorrow
8 Story St – Friday
175 Huron Ave – Work upcoming
1151 Mass Ave – trench work on Prescott @ Harvard – done this week

MIRRA
88 Ames St – Night works starts tonight, 3 PM to 11 PM

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
First St – paving 7/25
Acorn Park
8 Essex St
445 Concord Ave
Brookline St
131 Harvard St
Coolidge Ave
Shady Hill Rd

EVERSOURCE GAS
Maple Ave
Brewster St
St Johns
252 Pearl St
2 Hollis St
301 Columbia St
54 Highland St—struck service on private property

VEOLIA

NOT PRESENT
Second St – MH replacement

VERIZON

Fulkerson St – starts Thursday
610 Main St
100 Cambridgeside Place
88 Ames St (MIRRA), starts tonight

CROWN CASTLE
NOT PRESENT

PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

50/60 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
Linskey Way – closed
Binney St – right lane closed, Thursday through Saturday – Binney St lane closure for crane, 24 hr closure
Triangle Park – waiting on city agreement

100 BINNEY STREET

CONTRACTOR:
Linskey Way – road closed this week

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR:
No Work

185 ALBANY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

295 HARVARD STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Parking lane closure on Harvard St

40 ERIE STREET/200 SIDNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT
Work onsite

180 WINDSOR STREET (CHA)

CONTRACTOR:
Exterior work, temporary sidewalk closures

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
Franklin St – deliveries, road closure next Tuesday
Green St – water work starts 8/8 (night work)

131 HARVARD STREET

CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

209 BROADWAY
New site, building demo could start this Friday. Parking impacts on Market St and Broadway

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
Work on site

1924 MASS AVE (PORTER HOTEL)

CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING Trucking

1971 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: URBAN SPACES
Allen St – saw cutting and binder prep
Milling tentatively scheduled for 8/1 and paving, 8/2

JEFFERSON PARK (CHA) – 290 RINDGE AVE
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH
No Work

175 HURON AVENUE
Debris removal
Utility connections

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

130 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR: HANOVER COMPANY
NOT PRESENT

SPECIAL EVENTS
Saturday, July 30-- Kid’s Road Race--First St and Binney St
Sunday, July 31--Jazz Festival--Danehy Park



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