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About the Engineering Division

The Engineering Department facilitates the improvement and modernization of the City’s infrastructure including roadways, sidewalks, water distribution, sewer, and stormwater management systems by engineering safe, multimodal, functional, and sustainable infrastructure maintenance and capital investment projects. The Department manages the street opening and trench permit programs, reviews private development site plans to ensure compliance with City standards and sound engineering practices, administers the city's pavement management program, and acts as the City's liaison to state and federal agencies such as the MBTA, MassDOT, EPA, MassDEP, and the MWRA on engineering issues.

Contact Information
Brian Postlewaite
Director of Engineering

Walk-In Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Phone Number

1 Franey Rd.
Somerville, MA 02145
United States

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Active Projects

Small Cell Wireless Standards

Questions and applications should be directed to:

Isabela Maia
Junior Civil Engineer
(617) 625-6600 x5400

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Programs & Initiatives

Find out what steps the City is taking to prepare for flooding, and what you should do before, during, and after a flooding event.
Lead Service Line Replacement Program
Have your property’s lead or non-copper water service line replaced, free of charge.
Stormwater Management
The City of Somerville is looking for ways to reduce the impact of stormwater pollution. 

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