Roadwork crews catching up after damaging rain in Chicopee

Hampden St. closed to traffic until 5:00 p.m.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Construction crews are continuing their work on Hampden Street in Chicopee Thursday morning, despite being set back by Wednesday’s rain.

Hampden Street is closed each day this week from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for asphalt grinding and sidewalk construction.

Wednesday’s rain posed challenges for construction workers, but  crews are catching up on work Thursday.

It’s estimated the project will last at least two more weeks.

The rain washed away much of the progress Ludlow construction company workers had made installing sidewalks and working on the dirt road surface on Hampden Street.

The hard-top had been previously removed as part of the project.

When the crews reported for work today they found a muddy mess.

“It sets us back a little bit, doing the finish on the sidewalk, the concrete got too wet, yes it sets us back a little bit,” Nick Chelo of Ludlow Construction Company said.

Barring any unforeseen delays, the Project Director Quinn Lonczak told 22News, the $10 million project should be completed by the start of the school year.

Until the works completed Hampden Street remains closed to traffic.