Construction Kick-off Update (December '22)

Over the coming weeks, City contractors will begin work to reconstruct and improve the intersection of Powder House Boulevard. and Alewife Brook Parkway. This project will redesign the existing traffic circle to create a T-shaped intersection with traffic signals--in order to create safer roadway conditions for all people walking, wheeling, biking, and driving. This project will also include rehabilitation of aging underground infrastructure.

Anticipated Work Schedule (subject to change):

Construction is expected to begin sometime in the coming weeks and continue through the fall of 2024. Work will take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information and to stay up to date:

  • Attend our upcoming construction community meeting (details forthcoming, anticipated late January)

  • Make sure you are signed up for city alerts to receive notification of construction impacts (traffic detours, sewer rehabilitation, etc.)

  • Check this page for periodic updates and important notifications

If you have questions, please call the Engineering Division at 617-625-6600 ext. 5400 or email

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or

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