Construction update - week of February 17, 2019

Building JK (1)

  • Interior tenant and retail fit-outs will continue to take place. 
  • Tenant move-ins will be ongoing for the next several weeks. Designated sidewalks and roads are open to tenants and the general public.
  • Installation of the retail and tenant storefront will continue on Level 1.
  • An increased pedestrian presence will be noticed around the site as tenants continue to move in and utilize the pedestrian walkways, vehicular roadways, and bike lanes.
  • Fit outs will take place on Level 2, Level 8, and Level 9.
  • Materials will be loaded through punch windows on Saturdays. Every effort will be made to maintain one lane of travel for construction vehicles but if this is not possible then the bypass road will be opened for trucking access.

Site EF (2)

  • Excavation activities, backfilling, installation of sub slab materials, and hauling of materials off-site are ongoing.
  • The North and South East corners will be prepared and set for bracing.
  • Concrete pours will take place for the mud mat.
  • Waterproofing will begin to be installed.
  • Setting of the perimeter formwork will take place.

Site G (3)

  • Steel erection for the below grade parking level will take place on the east side of the building, with steel deliveries continuing throughout the week.
  • Dampers have been installed for the floor frame on the west side of level 2.
  • Stair installation will begin this week.
  • Installation of fireproofing on structural steel is ongoing.
  • Concrete placement for the composite floor slabs on level 1 are underway.
  • Installation of protection boards covering the foundation waterproofing is ongoing.
  • Injection of the water-stop between the mat slab and the foundation walls will begin.
  • Backfilling operations for the foundation are ongoing.
  • Rough electrical work continues on parking level P1.
  • Installation of drain and vent piping for the below grade parking levels will take place.

Site I (4)

  • Pile driving and deliveries are expected to be complete by the end of this week.
  • Excavation activities are ongoing.
  • Installation of SOE (support of excavation) bracing will continue.

Site H (5)

  • The tower crane will be fully operational moving forward.
  • Installation of waterproofing is ongoing.
  • Removal of bracing will continue on the West and North sides.
  • Foundation walls will continue to be constructed on the West side.
  • On grade slab placements will take place on the West and North sides.
  • Steel work will begin on the East side starting Monday, February 24th. Trucks will be entering through the east and exiting North to West by the truck wash.

Site W (6)

  • Hardscaping activities, exterior facade work, and interior finishes are ongoing.
  • Interior fit out work will continue on the South Building.

Site Q1 (7)

  • Steel work is ongoing.
  • Underground utility work will continue.

Cambridge Crossing Common (8)

  • Site activities have slowed down for the winter months. 

Pump Station (9)

  •  Well and pit activities are ongoing. 

Monsignor O’Brien Highway

  • Excavation activities will take place for the installation of the waterline. 

Lechmere Canal

  • Dewatering will take place for the installation of concrete footings base of the granite wall. 

*Please note

  • The GLX green line project has mobilized to the site. The Divco project teams are coordinating with them regularly but their work is independent from Cambridge Crossing. 

CX Commons


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CX Commons

Work is just picked back up after being on hold for the winter months. Current activities include landscaping and plantings. 

The work on the Common will take place in more areas outside of the West End.

  • The picnic areas will be constructed this year.
  • Fences will be moved further inward towards the main Common Area as well as a portion towards Child Street.
  • Once the fences have been relocated, excavation activity will commence.
  • There are multiple phases planned for this years’ operations that will require different fence configurations.  
  • Construction activities and access will occur within the construction sites.
  • As work areas are complete, more areas of the Common will be opened to the public.

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