*** CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:  A concrete slab placement will be performed on THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018.  A notification letter was sent to neighbors on May 21, 2018 regarding this work (see “Meeting Agendas” tab for the letter). The work is scheduled to begin shortly after 7:00AM with the arrival of the concrete pump truck and set up activities. The concrete pour itself will begin around 8:30AM.  Every effort will be made to complete work by 7:00PM.  Please note the scheduled placement is subject to change due to weather and/or other variable conditions which may arise.

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 6:30PM, a representative from the Newtonville Area Council met with representatives from NV5 (Owner’s Project Manager) and WT Rich (Construction Manager) as well as a few local residents. Below is a recap of the meeting:

WT Rich provided an update of the construction progress. The project is on schedule with key milestones being met. The temporary heating system is no longer required, as outside temperatures are warm enough to maintain a minimum indoor temperature of 40 degrees. Steel erection is complete with the exception of steel detailing which is ongoing at the Gymnasium. At the 1929 building, coordination efforts are ongoing for underground electrical and plumbing systems; pending holes being cored, utility services will be brought in starting with plumbing, followed by electrical, backfilling, slab on deck and footings. Slab placement at the second and third floors of the classroom addition are complete. Roofing work at the 1929 building is ongoing. Restoration work of Parkview Ave and Bridges Ave is ongoing. Activities include restoring sections of grass, sidewalk and curbing which were damaged during culvert related construction activities. Although final paving on Bridges Ave will be done towards the end of the project in the Spring/Summer 2019,  a binder (intermediate) course will be placed next month.

It was discussed that there are City initiated projects ongoing nearby, unrelated to the Cabot School project, which may occasionally cause a few blocks on Cabot Street to temporarily close down.

Note: Security/time lapse cameras are installed. Feel free to log on 24/7 and view construction activities via these UPDATED CAMERA LINKS:

Camera 1: – view from Bridges Ave.

Camera 2: https://app.oxblue.com/open/wtrich/cabotschool – view from Parkview Ave.

The next Community update meeting is on Thursday, JUNE 14, at 6:30PM in City Hall Room 211.

As always, for general project inquiries, please contact: Alex Valcarce, City of Newton Project Manager at (617) 796-1600.

Thank you,

The Cabot Elementary School Project Management Team