Update on East Cambridge Snow Removal Plans

The following is a press release from the City of Cambridge Department of Public Works regarding the most recent snow removal efforts in East Cambridge. – Tim

EAST CAMBRIDGE TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGES

Begins Thursday, February 19

Dear East Cambridge Resident,

The recent winter storm events have narrowed many streets in Cambridge. East Cambridge has been particularly impacted by these conditions, and the City is taking steps to improve public safety during current snow conditions.

Starting Thursday, February 19, selected streets in East Cambridge will temporarily change from two-way streets to one-way streets. Crews will begin posting “Do Not Enter” signs throughout the neighborhood on Thursday.

• Please look for signs indicating the “Do Not Enter” locations.
• We ask that residents follow the new directional plan, as it will reduce conflicts and improve access for public safety vehicles.
• We understand that some parked vehicles will be facing the wrong way. These vehicles will not be ticketed, but please park in the new direction when you return
• Please continue to use caution as you navigate the city on foot, bike or vehicle. The snow is reducing sightlines at corners and narrowing streets throughout the city.

We expect these traffic shifts to be in place until April 1. Please refer to the attached map for affected streets. Over the next week, city staff will continue to evaluate streets throughout the city to determine if additional changes are warranted.

We appreciate your continued patience and efforts as we manage historic amounts of snow in our city. For more information on the City’s snow operations, please visit www.cambridgema.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@CambridgeDPW, @CambMA, #CambMASnow).

Residents with questions about these traffic changes can contact Public Works at 617.349.4800 or the Traffic Department at 617.349.4700.

Thank you,

Owen O’Riordan, Commissioner

Monica Lamboy, Interim Director
Cambridge Department of Public Works Cambridge Traffic and Parking Department

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