Springfield roads to be under construction for almost 3 months

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission is informing the public that private contractors will replace sewer and water pipes at two separate locations in Springfield.

According to the Joyce Mulvaney of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 21st at Sumner Avenue and Allen Street. Construction will continue through the end of July 2014.

Mulvaney said construction hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 4:00PM.

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Below is traffic information for both Sumner Avenue and Allen Street:

Sumner Avenue between Greenleaf Street and Oakland Street

  • Sumner Avenue will remain open to through traffic for the duration of this work, however, the 4 lane road will be reduced to 2 lanes (1 lane in each direction) and traffic delays are expected. Traffic will be managed with posted traffic signs and police details. Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes when possible.
  • The proposed work consists of replacing approximately 1,150 feet of sewer main pipe, approximately 1,500 feet of water main pipe, and the fire hydrants within the project area.

Allen Street from Allen Park Road to past Ramblewood Drive

  • Allen Street from Allen Park Road to approximately 200 feet past Ramblewood Drive will be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic flow, and traffic delays are expected.  Local traffic and public transportation in the project area will be managed with posted traffic signs and police details. An alternate route onto Cooley Street and Bicentennial Highway is recommended for through traffic.
  • The proposed work consists of replacing approximately 700 feet of sewer main pipe, approximately 700 feet of water main pipe, and the fire hydrants within the project area.

Contact the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission at 413-787-6206 with questions regarding these projects.

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