SOUTHWICK – Since the Feeding Hills Road project got underway in late March there have been updates made to that project. However, based on information provided by Mass DOT, who is overseeing and paying the $3.97 million it costs for the project, crews are continuing construction operations as scheduled.
Baltazar Construction is the contractor and according to Patrick Marvin, a member of the Communications Office at Mass DOT, Baltazar is currently conducting drainage work which is expected to last for the next several weeks. Marvin also added that the construction for new signals is scheduled to start next week.
Reported by the Westfield News on March 9, this improvement project will include three different parts: Widening Feeding Hills Rd. and putting in left-handed turning lanes at the intersections of Powder Mill Rd., Rebecca Lobo Drive, Hudson Drive, and North Longyard Rd.; drainage improvements from Powder Mill Rd. to Hudson Dr. and another installed in the North Longyard section.
The third and final element of the project will feature new sidewalks and bike lanes along Feeding Hills Rd. from Powder Mill Rd. to Hudson Dr. The construction hours for Baltazar will most likely be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., excluding holidays.
According to Brown, construction will continue through November of 2017. During the construction time, the traffic on Feeding Hills Rd. may be reduced to just one travel lane. Residents are asked to refer to the town websites as there will be periodic construction updates. You can also call the Southwick DPW at 413-569-6772.