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Somerville Community Invited to Morrison Avenue Flood Relief & Water Quality Improvements Open House on Monday, June 10

Community Open House Will Showcase Proposed Concept Designs and Collect Neighborhood Feedback

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, Ward 6 Councilor Lance Davis, Ward 5 Councilor Naima Sait, and the City of Somerville’s Engineering Division are inviting the community to an open house on flood relief and water quality improvement efforts planned for Morrison Avenue (Cedar Street to Grove Street) and the surrounding neighborhood.  

The event will be held on Monday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church (31 College Avenue). There will not be a formal presentation. Instead, project staff will be available to review initial concept design plans for stormwater management infrastructure and streetscape improvements, answer questions, and collect feedback. Community members are encouraged to drop-in at any time during the event.  

More About this Project 
The City of Somerville is making substantial systemwide investments to modernize its sewer and stormwater infrastructure. As part of this effort, the City will be installing new drainage infrastructure and rehabilitating the existing sewer system along Morrison Avenue (between Cedar Street and Grove St.) as well as throughout the surrounding neighborhood.

This project will reduce flood risk in the surrounding area and help maintain the water quality of local rivers.

In addition to the underground utility improvements, this project will also include street safety improvements and green infrastructure (drainage features designed to mimic natural processes such as irrigated planting areas, bioretention basins with select soils and plants that catch and filter stormwater, and new trees) throughout the neighborhood.  

Final designs are currently anticipated to be completed by fall 2025. Construction is anticipated to begin as early as summer 2026. All schedules are preliminary and subject to change.  

For more information about this project and to stay updated as work progresses visit

The City of Somerville may be able to provide you with an interpreter for free. To request an interpreter in your language, please contact the SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs at or call 311 (617-666-3311).

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Adrienne Pomeroy, at 617-625-6600 x2059 or


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