MassDOT is scheduled to perform wearing surface repairs on the northbound side of the Putts Bridge (Bridge L-16-008 = S-24-002), Which carries ST 21 (Ludlow Ave) over the Chicopee River between Ludlow and Springfield (weather permitting) during night time operations on Monday night, May 20, 2019 and Tuesday night, May 21, 2019 between 7:00 Pm and 5:30 Am.
The work will be under District Wide Contract 99982 Bridge Deck Pavement Repairs and Related Work with JBL Construction. Only one lane will be available for alternating traffic across the bridge during the night time work. All lanes will be open during the day. Bituminous concrete ramps may be in place at the joints.
It should be noted that this work is weather dependent and may change.
Week of May 20, 2019
Beacon St. from Eastern Ave. to 127’ easterly of Colton St. – Utility and sidewalk work
Boston Rd. from Methuen St. to Merrill St. – Utility and sidewalk work
Coleman St. from Boston Rd. to Embury St. – Utility work
Colton St. from Wilbraham Rd. to Beacon St. – Utility and sidewalk work
Nagle St. from Oak St. to Meadow St. – Utility work
Princeton St. from Bay St. to Cornell St. – Paving date to be scheduled
Redlands St. from Page Blvd. to Lang St. – Paving tentative 5/22/19
Forest Park Neighborhood
Old Hill Neighborhood
Six Corners Neighborhood
On behalf of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (Commission), Ludlow Construction Inc. will replace water pipes within Central Street and Hickory Street as part of this year’s Water Infrastructure Improvements Project.
Both projects began April 1, 2019, and last for approximately three months. Typical construction hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 4:00PM.
Water pipe in Central Street between Pine Street and Rifle Street will be replaced. Water pipe on this segment dates from 1900.
During construction hours, Central Street between Pine Street and Hancock Streets will be closed to through traffic and detoured to Florence Street. Local traffic and access to the closed segment of Central Street will be managed with posted signs and police details. Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes when possible.
Water pipe within Hickory Street will be replaced between Allen Street and Wilbraham Avenue as part of this year’s Water Infrastructure Improvements Project. Pipe segments within this area date from 1879 to the 1930s.
During construction hours, Hickory Street between Allen Street and Wilbraham Avenue will be closed to through traffic and detoured to Alden Street. Local traffic and access to the closed segment of Hickory Street will be managed with posted signs and police details. Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes when possible.
For information and an interactive traffic-impacts map of Commission construction projects underway this season in Springfield and Ludlow, please visit
The Commission appreciates the patience of residents, businesses, pedestrians, and drivers while this important work is performed. Please contact the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission at 413-310- 3501 with any questions regarding this project.
Lyman Street Road Closures and Detour Routes Week of 4/22 thru 4/26
Lyman Street adjacent to Union Station will need to be closed to set-up a crane to hoist precast concrete panels for the Union Station train platform reconstruction project.
Description of Detours: (see attached map of detours)
Extended 24hr Detour Route:
Timing: Monday, April 22nd 3pm – Saturday, April 27th 3pm
The section of Lyman Street between Kaynor Street and Dwight Street will be closed in front of the Union Station entrance way. Kaynor Street will be open for one-way traffic only proceeding South to Taylor Street. Lyman Street will be open from Main Street to Kaynor Street with full access to all parking spots and parking lots. Fences will be erected around the construction equipment and pedestrian access will be maintained and re-directed on sidewalks and crosswalks to the Union Station entrance on Lyman Street. Detour signage will be in-place to direct traffic from Lyman Street back to Dwight Street. The detour will be Lyman Street to Kaynor Street to Taylor Street to Main Street to Liberty Street and back to Dwight Street. They will just be re-routed around the block.
Nighttime Detour Route:
Monday, April 22nd 3pm – Tuesday, April 23rd 7am (Set-up Crane)
Tuesday Night 11pm – 7am, Wednesday Night 11pm-7am, Thursday Night 11pm – 7am
Friday 11pm – Saturday, April 27th 3pm (Remove Crane)
The nighttime detour route will include the daytime detour route with the simple addition of the road closure of Lyman Street from Dwight Street to Chestnut Street. Dwight Street remains open and additional detour signage will be installed to direct traffic from Dwight Street to Worthington Street and back to Chestnut Street. A Springfield Police detail will be posted at Lyman Street and Dwight Street intersection. Local traffic access will be granted if needed. Pedestrian access will not be affected by this road closure.
This closure will allow for staging of trucks to deliver precast concrete sections that will be required to be back down Lyman Street to the crane location.
The I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project is replacing the existing deck of the I-91 viaduct, an elevated structure in Springfield, Massachusetts. The project is progressing on an accelerated schedule to minimize traffic impacts and reduce construction duration. Once completed, the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project will increase safety and accessibility on this busy interstate, reduce annual maintenance costs, and ensure long-term service. MassDOT signed a $148 million contract with the Joint Venture of White-Schiavone (JV) in May 2015. The project will receive 80% of its funding from the Federal Highway Administration and 20% from the Commonwealth.