Central Square Road Construction

Road construction planned for River Street and Prospect Street

The City has awarded a contract for the reconstruction of a number of streets throughout Cambridge to A. R. Belli of Newton, which includes the following work on Prospect St between Hampshire St and Mass Ave:

Sidewalk Reconstruction: The contractor will demolish existing sidewalks, remove and reset granite curbing, and place new concrete sidewalks, driveway and curb ramps throughout the project area. The sidewalk between Mass. Ave and Bishop Allen Dr (east side) will be widened approximately 4 feet. This will provide significant benefits to pedestrians using this heavily travelled section of sidewalk.

Roadway Paving: The roadway will be repaved and new pavement markings and signage will be installed. The travel lanes on River St approaching Mass Ave will be marked as a thru lane (to Prospect Street) and a right turn lane (to eastbound Mass Ave) to clarify the operation of the intersection.

Schedule

The contractor will start to mobilize on Prospect St next week, and construction will take 3-4 months to complete. General work hours will be 7 am to 4 pm, Mon-Fri. “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of construction; please be sure to check posted signs for exact dates and times.

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