By now, just about everyone is aware that the Longfellow Bridge is heading for major surgery this year. Here's an update from Cambridge DPW on preparatory work conducted on the Cambridge side landing of the bridge.
During the week of April 1st, city crews will be transplanting the 15 birch trees, a majority of the shrubs and some of the grasses currently located in the Longfellow Bridge median (between the bridge and Third Street). This work is being done in advance of MassDOT's upcoming reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge, which is anticipated to begin this spring and will require the temporary removal of a significant portion of the median. The trees will be replanted at the Cambridge Golf Course and Fresh Pond. The shrubs and grasses will be replanted at various parks around the City.
City of Cambridge -- Open House – Kendall Square Street and Sidewalk Construction
Tuesday April 23, 4:00 - 8:00
Marriott Hotel, 50 Broadway, Kendall Square
Information will be available about all of the planned street and sidewalk construction projects anticipated in the Kendall Square area in the next 2 years.
• Binney Street -- Land Blvd to Third St
• Broadway -- Third St to Ames St
• Land Blvd @ Binney St
• Longfellow Bridge
• Main Street -- Third St to Ames St
For more information, visit Cambridge DPW at http://www.cambridgema.gov/theworks.