Ashley Reservoir construction causing parking problems


HOLYOKE, Mass. – More residents have been noticing the recent changes to the entrance of Ashley Reservoir in Holyoke.

Guard rails have been installed along route 202, and concrete barriers block the entrance, keeping cars from accessing the reservoir or parking on 202.

Water Works said the changes are an effort to protect pedestrians and the city’s drinking water. 

“If they block it, it’s definitely for a good reason, because they look after this place,” Raya Khedker of Springfield. “There are other entrances you can come to or park on the side road.”

One resident said some people have been parking at the Elks Lodge near another entrance to the reservoir since the barriers were put up. 22News contacted the Elks Lodge and they said it is okay for people for people to park there.

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