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ABC40 Traffic Alert: Holyoke Road Work Project


HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — Motorists driving through several parts of Holyoke should expect some delays as a major road project gets underway this week.

Holyoke Department of Public Works Superintendent William Fuqua says that beginning Thursday, crews from Garrity Asphalt will be removing old asphalt from over a dozen roads across the city.

The city explains that the project is estimated to cost about $880,000 and will be funded through Chapter 90 state highway funds, which are appropriated to cities and towns.

Those roads include:

  • Whitney Avenue from I-91 to Lower Westfield Road
  • Gordon Drive from Whiting Farms Road to end
  • Whiting Farms Road from Northampton Street to Sullivan Road
  • Longwood Avenue from Northampton Street to Martin Street
  • Hillcrest Avenue from Martin Street to E. Promenade
  • Michigan Avenue from Westfield Road to Downing Avenue
  • Pleasant Street from Appleton Street to Highland Avenue
  • Magnolia Avenue from West Franklin Street to end
  • Beech Street from West Franklin Street to Hampshire Street
  • Chestnut Street from Appleton Street to Dwight Street
  • Sargeant Street from High Street to Commercial Street
  • Mosher Street from Bowers Street to Canal Street
  • Vadnais Street from Northampton Street to George Street
  • Central Park Drive from Mountain View Drive to end
  • Lindor Heights from Easthampton Road to end
  • Discol Lane from Lindor Heights to end
  • Woods Aveue from Francis Avenue to Hillside Avenue
  • Main Street from Prew Ave. to Anderson Hill
  • Apremont Highway from Westfield Road to Dupuis Road

Fuqua adds crews from Palmer Paving will then begin resurfacing those roads on Wednesday, August 27 and that work will continue for approximately one month.

Residents are being asked to obey any parking restrictions posted.

Motorists are also urged to seek alternate routes and to use caution while traveling through any of the construction areas.


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