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Drainage/Utility construction underway
Cambridge begins construction and excavation of utilities in the Reservation. Full plans unavailable.
added to website June 11, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cambridgepark Drive Area Drainage Improvements and Stormwater Wetland Project Begins
Cambridge, Mass., May 3, 2011- The City of Cambridge Department of Public Works (CDPW) in association with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announces that beginning on Tuesday May 3, 2011, CDPW in conjunction with NSTAR Electric, NSTAR Gas, and AT&T, will be conducting advanced utility relocation work in the Alewife Reservation. This work is in preparation for the start of Cambridgepark Drive Area Drainage Improvements and Stormwater Wetland Project anticipated to begin in October 2011. The utility work will relocate utilities beneath the Alewife Reservation and Little River to Acorn Park Drive and is designed to minimize disturbance in the Alewife Reservation and Little River by using a tunneling method under the Little River. The upcoming work will include a cleared and fenced in staging area approximately 100 feet by 120 feet in the Alewife Reservation for equipment and materials and excavation of a drilling pit. Open trenching of the underground utilities will be performed from the staging area south to the connection points to existing utilities adjacent to the existing bike path. This work is expected to be completed by the end of July 2011 to allow the utilities to make connections to their existing systems.
P. Gioioso & Sons Inc. of Hyde Park, MA will be the CDPW’s contractor for the work. Further information can be found at the CDPW Website, www.cambridgema.gov/theworks/cityprojects.aspx underCambridgepark Drive Area Drainage Improvements and Stormwater Wetland Project. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Catherine Daly Woodbury, Cambridge Department of Public Works at (617) 349-4818 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Project updates will be posted on the CDPW website.