Memorial Ave. Rotary constructions causing closures

Thursday, the ramp from Route 5 North to the Memorial Avenue Rotary was being worked on

WEST SPRINGFIELD Mass. (WWLP) – Drivers getting off and on the Memorial Avenue Rotary in West Springfield have been encountering detours this week.

A series of ramp closures are taking place this week, but the Memorial Bridge and Memorial Avenue remain open to through traffic at all times.

Click here for more information on the Memorial Avenue Rotary construction project.

Thursday, the ramp from Route 5 North to the Memorial Avenue Rotary was being worked on and people were being diverted.

The closures are necessary so crews can replace the sidewalk and curb, work on the guardrails, and prepare to pave the rotary.

Drivers 22News spoke with said it can be a bit of a maze, so you have to pay attention. Geraldine Borques said, “There’s a lot of traffic, it’s really, really complicated to cross the bridge because they’re making repairs so, and with the weather and the traffic there it doesn’t help at all.”

On Friday the ramp from Route 5 South to the Memorial Avenue Rotary is expected to be closed from 11 o’clock in the morning until 2 in the afternoon.

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