Mass Pike removal project starting on Halloween

Westfield Turnpike Toll Plaza
Westfield Turnpike Toll Plaza (courtesy: The Westfield News)

WESTFIELD, Mass. (The Westfield News) – In addition to tricks and treats this Halloween, residents in Westfield will also have more construction in the city.

The city announced today that the state would begin the “Turnpike Removal Project” to remove turnpike booths on Interstate 90. The project will begin Oct. 31 and according to a notice sent out from the city, it will be around-the-clock work to remove the booths.

The constant portion of demolition will go on until at least Nov. 25, then will continue as weather permits.

The project is expected to be done July 31, 2017.

The Mass Pike entrance and exit will be reduced to one lane each during this demolition project, which will lead to significant traffic at times. In order to try and alleviate the issue, the city will be providing police officers to direct and maintain traffic.

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