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: August 21, 2017

Reminders/Announcements:
     • Certified Payroll – all subcontractor certified payroll’s need to be submitted weekly, please email it to certifiedpayrolls@cambridgema.gov
     • All details must be called in at least 24 hours in advance to the detail office. Details called in the day of cannot be filled.
     • No Parking Signs – all signs must be posted 48 hours in advance for all new construction. All on-going construction there is a minimum of 24 hours, but the City would like 48 hours. All signs must be completely filled out including the permit number or the City will have the right to take down the signs.

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 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 7:00 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 – paving Friday
Reservoir (south) – pave Monday
Fayerweather (south) – pave Monday
Working on castings and plantings
Signage and line striping on Huron Ave
Porous paving week of Sept 18th

NEW STREET/CONCORD LANE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: BARLETTA HEAVY DIVISION
Punch list work
Meeting tomorrow to go over punch list items
Repair to parking garage this week

CONCORD AVE PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS Punch list work
Th/Fr – misc. sidewalk repairs
landscaping

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 19 PEARL STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP.
Pearl St starting at Granite St – curb and sidewalk work
Mass Ave (near CVS) working on curbs and sidewalks
Portland Loo – waiting on template; Sept delivery; need to confirm the water connection with CWD

NEWPORT, ROSELAND, APPLETON PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: P. GIOIOSO & SONS
Roseland St and Newport Rd – final paving 8/22
Appleton St – curb & sidewalk work ; pave Sept

CHAPTER 90-CONTRACT 20
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Richard – working on sidewalk panels near raised crosswalk, castings, pave end of week along with Muller Fr/Mo

CHAPTER 90 – CONTRACT 21
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Thorndike St – full depth from Sixth St to Fifth St
Harding & Porter – fine grading today, binder Wednesday
Lawn St @ Cushing St – raised crosswalk; pave mid-Sept
Kenwood St – pave next week?
Harding & Porter – pave end of Sept

REMEDIAL CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: MATTUCHIO
NOT PRESENT
Harvard Sq – Brattle/Eliot – test pits
Cambridge @ Norfolk – sewer repair
Mass Ave @ Norfolk St – sewer repair

MISC PATCH CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: EJ PAVING
No Work

KING OPEN SCHOOL/CAMBRIDGE STREET UPPER SCHOOL
CONTRACTOR: WT RICH 60
trucks/day
Concrete / soil removal

MISC. SIDEWALK CONTRACT
CONTRACTOR: DEROMA AND SONS
Granite St
Brattle St

MIT SOMA PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION
Amherst, Hayward St, Wadsworth St, Carleton St deliveries; trucking – soil & concrete
Hayward St – closed

NORTH POINT PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: DERENZO Work on-site

859 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE Starting next week – sewer lines

VAIL COURT Demo on-hold

SACRAMENTO FIELD
CONTRACTOR: JNJ SACCA
NOT PRESENT

MEMORIAL DRIVE (DCR Project)
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Waiting on new light poles

BEACON STREET PROJECT
CONTRACTOR: NEWPORT CONSTRUCTION
Concrete sidewalk work Scott St to Washington St
Brick sidewalks at Eustis St

CITY DEPARTMENTS
CAMBRIDGE ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
NOT PRESENT

CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
Hampshire @ Broadway – working on traffic control cabinet
Cambridge St – night work this week

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
Kenwood St - final tie-in
Richdale Ave (Walden-Raymond)
Highland (Sparks – Appleton)

UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
- MOVE IN DATES: AUGUST 22 AND 26-27

Harvard Kennedy School (79 JFK Street)
- Deliveries from Eliot St
- Sidewalk reconstruction on Eliot St

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

1607-1615 Mass Ave
- Abatement work and cut/caps

20 Summer Road
- No work

Lowell House
- Interior demo work
- deliveries

485 Broadway
- no work

MIT
471 Memorial Drive
deliveries

NANO Project
- deliveries

50 Albany Street
- Erosion controls
- Site fence is up

Vassar Street
- Test pits 8/18

250 Albany Street
-enabling work and utilities


UTILITY COMPANIES
COMCAST
NOT PRESENT
Norfolk St @ Bishop Allen Dr – trench work
Appleton St
Contact: Anthony Vatalaro Anthony_Vatalaro@comcast.com at 617-279-7037

MIRRA
North Point Blvd
Linskey @ Third St (Thurs)

EVERSOURCE ELECTRIC
Concord Ave
Memorial Dr
Binney St
Wadsworth St
321 Pearl St
Second St @ Binney St – castings
Cambridge St @ Norfolk St – chipping duct bank
Double pole work
Matt Veins – please contact if you need any casting work done (please see contact info above)

EVERSOURCE GAS
Huron Ave
Sciarrappa St
Pearl St
Sixth St
Larch Rd
Amherst St
Main St – toward bridge

VEOLIA
North Park – manhole work

VERIZON
75 Moulton St/20 Wilson Rd
225 Binney St
1030 Mass Ave
610 Mass Ave
342 Broadway
Double Poles – removals on-going this week

AT&T
NOT PRESENT

CROWN CASTLE
Mt Auburn @ Dunster St – Mon/Wed/Thurs


PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
100 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC
Linskey Way – westbound lane closure
Binney St – eastbound lane closure (permits for: crane & boom lift)
Second St @ Linskey Way – work in intersection; milling; Monday 8/28 paving

88 AMES STREET
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARTY & ASSOC.
NOT PRESENT

121 FIRST STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Steel deliveries
Utility connections – 2 weeks

262 MONSIGNOR O’BRIEN HIGHWAY
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Water tie-in’s & shutdown – Wednesday (day work)

NORTHPOINT BUILDING J/K
CONTRACTOR: JMA
NOT PRESENT
- Continue excavation at second cut. Spoils to remain onsite.
- Complete L1 bracing at SOE
- Continue L2 bracing at SOE
- Backfill/stone/fencing at temp electric pads
- Complete punch list items at temp electric manholes per Eversource.

249 THIRD STREET
CONTRACTOR: W.L. FRENCH
No work

399 BINNEY STREET
CONTRACTOR: RICHMOND GROUP/W.L. FRENCH
NOT PRESENT
trucking
concrete work

47 BISHOP ALLEN DRIVE
CONTRACTOR: CURTIS CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.
NOT PRESENT

415 MASS AVE (MASS + MAIN)
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MORIARITY
Cut/cap; site fence – next week

305 WEBSTER AVENUE
CONTRACTOR: HIGHLAND DEVELOPMENT
Trucking demo debris

MANNING APARTMENTS (CHA)
CONTRACTOR: SHAWMUT
NOT PRESENT

10 ESSEX STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
No work

246 NORFOLK STREET
CONTRACTOR:
NOT PRESENT

291 WINDSOR STREET
CONTRACTOR:
Waiting for Eversource Elec to bring power to building then they can pave

145 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR:
trucking - soil and concrete

209 BROADWAY
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT
No work in the Public Way.
However, we continue to occupy the sidewalk on Market St. from Broadway to Clark St.

1868 MASS AVE
CONTRACTOR: YOUNG ENGINEERING
NOT PRESENT
No work in the Public Way.
Sidewalk protection still erected at Mass Ave.

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

175 HURON AVENUE
CONTRACTOR: BRODER
NOT PRESENT

253 WALDEN STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
Mud mat and soil removal

23 HAWTHORNE STREET
CONTRACTOR: ONYX CORP
No work

77 NEW STREET
CONTRACTOR: NAUSET CONSTRUCTION
Sheet pile install next week – 3 weeks

35 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR: Night water tie-in’s
Saturday – cut/cap
Concrete deliveries
Tower crane install in Sept

88 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE
CONTRACTOR:
Off-site I/I work on-going


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Dept of Public Works

795 Massachusetts Ave
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Phone:617.349.4000
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Hours of Service

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