WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Meadow Street in Westfield will be closed to all through traffic for paving beginning Thursday.

According to the City of Westfield, the street will be closed on Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be no through traffic allowed during those hours, however local traffic will be allowed to pass.

The City has chosen this downtown street as part of the ‘Old Town Roadway’ project.
Streets selected usually have pavement problems, which triggers the City to look at the infrastructure, and see if upgrades are needed.

It’s been almost a year since work on Meadow Street began. Westfield’s Mayor, Michael McCabe says delays in pavement came from not having steel, but now that steel and manholes are installed, paving can begin.

Drivers may experience traffic delays in the area and are urged to plan accordingly. “So, they can just continue on Main Street onto Elm Street and use it without doing the cut through of Meadow Street. And we hope that they do,” explained Mayor McCabe. “The less people that are on the road, the better off the road product is when it’s being completed.”

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