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Westfield traffic and construction alert

Contractors from New England Concrete Services, of Ludlow, continue to work on the sidewalks in the downtown area of Westfield. (Photo by chief photographer Frederick Gore)

West Springfield Water Line Project – Shaker Road/Pontoosic Road Area: SPECIAL ALERT:
Starting today until Friday September 14, Feeding Hills Road (Rte 187) will be CLOSED to through traffic from Westfield to Agawam. The detour will begin at Pontoosic Road in Westfield directing traffic out to Rte 57 in Southwick while the Agawam detour will be at North West Road near the 911 hot dog/hamburg shop. The work is scheduled to be completed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Please also plan for minor delays on Route 20 when you are traveling to and from Westfield and West Springfield over the next several months while the State completes raising the Bridge.

Main Street:
Lynch Construction has completed this project and is awaiting punch list items that the City or State might have.

Elm Street & Franklin Street:
Goncalves & Sons, Inc from Ludlow will continue working on installing a new major underground water line and sidewalk installation along Elm Street and Franklin Street this week.They are reporting that they will be working Monday thru Friday and will focus on the installation of curbing, sidewalks and waterline connections along both Elm Street and Franklin Street.
In the immediate work areas there will be no on street parking on Elm Street or Franklin Street.
They have reported that the delays in the area of work will be minor. The work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. and go until around 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
This project is set to replace a major underground water line on Elm Street, upgrading the traffic control signals, perform sidewalk improvements and repaving the street, all from Church Street to the Great River Bridge.

Park Square Area:
Lynch Construction is putting the finishing touches on the Park and it is looking like a nice centerpiece for the City and Downtown.

Westfield G&E Work Zones in various sections of the City:
On Rosedell Drive – gas main replacement will start this week, the G&E will be installing a replacement gas service going about 200 feet in from East Mt. Road on Rosedell Drive.
On Chapel and Monroe Streets in the downtown area the G&E will complete the gas replacement work.
On Elm Street and Franklin Avenue the G&E will continue this week working on the street lighting resets and replacements focusing on the Orange Street and Franklin to Summer Street.
The G&E hopes to start the new gas main installation expansion for Old Farm Rd/Country Club Dr/ Rambling Dr/ Fern Dr by Thursday or Friday of this week.

Please remain alert and follow the directions of the Westfield Police Officers who will be working throughout the work sites.

Please remember to use your directional signals so we all know your intentions and be alert for the police personnel who will be guiding you through the construction zones.

Thank you Lt. Jerome Pitoniak and Officer Michael Gamache for gathering this construction information for this report and a Thank You to Eddie Radwilowicz  from the G&E for the updates.

Thank you for your patience as we make Westfield a better place to live, work and relax.

Jim Brown
City Councilor – Ward 2
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