Work on Porter Square Quick Build Begins This Week

Posted today:

https://www.cambridgema.gov/streetsandtransportation/projectsandprograms....

New Side Street Parking Meters
We recently installed parking meters on side streets in the Porter Square area, including on Mt Vernon Street and Davenport Street. These locations are shown on the project plans.

Median Removal Beginning June 9
As shared during our April 26 community meeting, we will remove a section of median between Roseland Street and Upland Road to allow for additional parking and loading within the project area. The city's contractor for the project will begin work at the site on Thursday, June 9. Intermittent lane closures are expected as part of this work. Parking restrictions are expected to be limited and will be posted 48 hours in advance.

MBTA Overhead Catenary Wires Removal Beginning June 9
The MBTA submitted a formal letter to Mayor Siddiqui and City Manager DePasquale on May 9 detailing its plans to remove the overhead catenary wires in Porter Square. A copy of the letter can be found Posted today I believe on Porter Square quick-build project site

https://www.cambridgema.gov/streetsandtransportation/projectsandprograms....

New Side Street Parking Meters
We recently installed parking meters on side streets in the Porter Square area, including on Mt Vernon Street and Davenport Street. These locations are shown on the project plans.

Median Removal Beginning June 9
As shared during our April 26 community meeting, we will remove a section of median between Roseland Street and Upland Road to allow for additional parking and loading within the project area. The city's contractor for the project will begin work at the site on Thursday, June 9. Intermittent lane closures are expected as part of this work. Parking restrictions are expected to be limited and will be posted 48 hours in advance.

MBTA Overhead Catenary Wires Removal Beginning June 9
The MBTA submitted a formal letter to Mayor Siddiqui and City Manager DePasquale on May 9 detailing its plans to remove the overhead catenary wires in Porter Square. A copy of the letter can be found at https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21956670/poftak_siddiqui_ocsremov.... To minimize disruption to the neighborhood, the removal of the MBTA wires will occur one month earlier than originally planned to coincide with removal of the median. The MBTA will perform the work beginning Thursday, June 9. Removal will occur at night for safety purposes, because the work is taking place over Mass Ave and involves the cutting and removal of heavy overhead wires. Work will take place two to four nights per week, beginning at 8 p.m. at the earliest and ending by 7 a.m. Work is expected to be completed by the end of July.

Additional Parking and Loading
The removal of the overhead wires allows us to provide metered parking on Mass Ave within the project area. The latest plans for metered parking can be seen at https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21956670/poftak_siddiqui_ocsremov....
This includes four metered parking spaces in front of University Hall (1815 Mass Ave).

Project Timeline
We expect to implement separated bike lanes along the corridor in July. Pavement marking work will occur at night. Parking and lane closures are expected during this time. Work is weather dependent, and we will provide additional details closer to implementation.

To minimize disruption to the neighborhood, the removal of the MBTA wires will occur one month earlier than originally planned to coincide with removal of the median. The MBTA will perform the work beginning Thursday, June 9. Removal will occur at night for safety purposes, because the work is taking place over Mass Ave and involves the cutting and removal of heavy overhead wires. Work will take place two to four nights per week, beginning at 8 p.m. at the earliest and ending by 7 a.m. Work is expected to be completed by the end of July.

Additional Parking and Loading
The removal of the overhead wires allows us to provide metered parking on Mass Ave within the project area. The latest plans for metered parking can be seen at https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21956670/poftak_siddiqui_ocsremov....
This includes four metered parking spaces in front of University Hall (1815 Mass Ave).

Project Timeline
We expect to implement separated bike lanes along the corridor in July. Pavement marking work will occur at night. Parking and lane closures are expected during this time. Work is weather dependent, and we will provide additional details closer to implementation.