Wednesday September 19, 2018 subcontractors for Westfield Gas & Electric will begin the installation of a gas main on Washington Street. Contractors are set to begin at the intersection of Washington & Franklin Streets and continue southbound. The construction will take place in the northbound lane of Washington Street close to the center line resulting in 1 lane being open. Southbound traffic on Washington Street will be limited to emergency vehicles, buses, and large tractor trailer units traveling westbound on Franklin Street. Eastbound traffic on Franklin Street will be directed to use Elm Street to continue south. Northbound traffic will flow in the open lane of Washington Street.
Construction on Washington Street is expected to last at least a number of weeks starting with installing the main gas line, hooking up residential services and other improvements.