CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Construction projects are scheduled to take place on several Chicopee streets this week and could cause delays.
Crews will be installing sewer mains from Monday to Friday on Broadway Street, Cooney Place, and Spruce Street. Residents and businesses will be accessible on Broadway Street, but all other traffic will be redirected onto East Street and Beauchamp Terrace.
The city is fixing their sewer systems as part of a court mandate. A water main is being installed on Sandtrap way beginning Monday as well.
“During rain events we get the pipes overwhelmed and the relief points are up and down the Chicopee and Connecticut rivers, so the ultimate goal is to reduce sewer overflows into the river during rain events,” said Quinn Lonczak, project supervisor at Chicopee Water Pollution Control.
The entire sewer project is scheduled to finish next year.
Construction is also taking place on Brooks Street, Hampden Street, Kennedy Street, Knapp Street, Sanford Street, and Marion Street this week, where crews will be lowering structures.
Construction sites are active from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.