WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Westfield is repairing several roads that city officials say were damaged by extreme weather last winter.
Phase 1 of the $500,000 project began August 4th with repaving Old Montgomery, Springdale, and City View roads. The project is funded by the city’s Chapter 90-state-allocated road funding and a one-time pothole repair fund.
Those directly affected say the construction will be both good and bad.
Erik Johnson of Westfield told 22News, “From being a long time resident I know that those roads, Springdale in particular, it’s an access road from up the hill to down here. It might be a little bit of a burden, but after it’s done it’ll be very helpful, there’s a lot of pot holes up there.”
The city doesn’t have a date set for the second phase of construction yet, but they do know it will involve replacing gas lines near Franklin, Court, and High Street.
Drivers can avoid construction by staying off the roads from 7AM – 4PM.