MassDOT outline plans for Rt. 9 & Rt. 47 roadwork

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HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – Some major roadwork in Hadley could complicate your commute between Amherst and Northampton.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Monday night outlined their latest plans to improve the intersection of Russell and Middle Streets, Routes 9 and 47 in Hadley.

The hearing was to let people know about the plan to widen and resurface Route 9, improve access for wheel-chairs and bicycles, and to install new traffic signals.

The acting Hadley Chief of Police, Damion Shanley, worries about another traffic trouble spot heading toward UMass.

“They’re going to resurface it and widen the road west of the bottle neck,” said Shanley. “I’m a little bit concerned that might create more of a problem going toward the east. That is my main concern.”

MassDOT’s estimated cost of the project, so far, is three million dollars. No date has been set yet as to when the construction will start.

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