Section of Cottage Street in Easthampton closed Monday

Road to re-open at 6:00 p.m.

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A section of Cottage Street in Easthampton was closed Monday so that crews can install a water sprinkler system.

According to the Easthampton Police Department, Cottage Street was closed from Pine Street to Orchard Street from 5:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. There was no on-street parking allowed during the closure.

A sprinkler system was being installed in a Cottage Street business and in order for the work to be done, crews needed to access the street’s water main line.

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Under Easthampton City Code, it requires the new building to now have a sprinkler system.

In order for that work to be done, crews had to shut down a portion of Cottage Street to traffic, so they could gain access to the city’s water main line.

The DPW director told 22News, the increase of people, also means an increase in safety.

“They’re required by code to have a sprinkler system in that building, so we’re running a new 4 inch water line into that building for the sprinkler system,” Joseph Pipczynski, DPW Director said.

Crews put down a temporary patch Monday, but will return at a later date for the additional work.

In the coming weeks, they’ll return, to place a permanent black top down.

The date for that work has not been confirmed.

Since most businesses in the area are closed on Mondays, the second round of work will also be performed on a Monday.

The municipal parking lot and businesses remained open during the partial road closure.