Non-Essential Construction Suspended in Somerville
Sites must be secured by Friday, March 27
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Board of Health today ordered that all non-essential construction work cease operation during the statewide closure of non-essential businesses through Tuesday, April 7, announced by Governor Charlie Baker.
“The construction projects happening in Somerville - both public and private - are important to the City’s future, but we must continue to act with public health and safety in mind during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Mayor Curtatone. “We need to do whatever we can to slow the spread of this disease so that our healthcare system does not become overwhelmed.”
The City has ordered all construction projects to cease general operations and secure their sites by Friday, March 27. If needed, the Director of Inspectional Services and Director of Infrastructure and Asset Management can approve extensions on a case by case basis where additional time is needed. Exceptions will be carefully scrutinized and must include safety protocols to protect workers and residents.
Work deemed essential, like making utility repairs, will be allowed to take place during this time. For more information, please visit www.somervillema.gov/COVID19ConstructionUpdate.